It felt good to get up early after such a long time. Reminded me of my days last year when i used to go to the marina at dawn to play ultimate. I was at the Chola Sheraton bus stop at 0530 not sure weather buses operate this early on a Sunday. The MTC didnt disappoint, and i was at Elliots beach in 20 minutes, just in time for the sunrise.
I went straight to the memorial hoping to find some ultra enthu people with paint all over their clothes, but the only human was sprawled on the broken steps of the memorial, wearing a green lungi that revealed much more than his hairy legs. As i went round to the side facing the sea, i could clearly make out the partial paint job that had been done the week before.
Time is a concept that can be quite baffling, its a quantity that cannot be defined in absolute terms yet its the single entity that keeps the world going and our lives ticking. Somewhere something is happening at any moment. Wouldnt it be just great if the whole world could be captured at one instant, for all to see and share, of our lives?
With the proliferation of digital cameras, something like this is more possible today than it ever could have been in the past. Tomorrow, 3 November,would be an experiment of sorts to accomplish such a feat. At 3:11pm, the people of the city of Chennai will attempt to capture one second of their lives wherever they are. Its a small step to providing others a window into your life and your day. So if you are in Chennai and are in possession of any image capturing device, at 3:11pm share with the world what you see. Visit the 3:11pm website, spread the word with your family and friends, and be a part of it.
Next time you light up, think about the people who depend on you, the people who love you or just those near you who have to breathe your smoke.
I have lost two relatives to cancer and the real sufferers are the families. Next time, think. Don’t be selfish.
:: If anyone has any info on the photograph, id sure like to know.