DAY 274 : Life Is Moving
What is life? I was told by Sadhana, "life is what happens when you're busy making other plans". I believe that is a popular quote by John Lennon. A week or so ago I thought that life is pointless... and to make a point, we live because we hope to do something significant. Well that's how I've been living... to make a point. Mood: pensive.
I love Thamel for it's energy. As I walk my way from Sanchayakosh bhawan and enter the narrow streets leading towards Mandala Street, I see people, cars, rickshaws; they're all moving and for a brief moment, I'm moving with them. Life is moving. In a lot of other chowks, malls and places, I find it a little too still. Sometimes "today" feels like yesterday. Too consistent.
These thoughts aren't always there, even they have a time period. Just after I open my eyes and the hours before I close my eyes... and when you're thinking, there's no way out until you finally decide to choose what you're going to do and how you're going to think throughout the day.
I plan a lot. From planning days to months, I've even a rough outline of the holidays I'll be taking till 2020. I guess I relate well with the quote above. Though I don't want to share fully, I confirmed something today. Something wonderful to look forward to in the summer. You see, I didn't want to "confirm" it but only by confirming it I realised, I'd push myself harder to work more, earn more, save more and be lexlimbu 2.0 if that makes sense. Sometimes even the shitty days will be good knowing I have something just around the corner. I know. It's a tough balance to be present right NOW and to be somewhere in the future.
The day consisted of a morning meet at Red Panda Network office in Baluwatar, lunch with Nawal at Tukche followed by spending time at the caffice in Thamel.
I started getting really hungry and all I wanted was a decent burger. After a quick TripAdvisor search, I stumbled upon Revolution Cafe. I had seen it yesterday evening and thought it looked really dead so I was pretty surprised to read good reviews on the web. Sadhana and I headed over for dinner. Whilst my burger was okay, Sadhana's sizzler was pretty delicious! Their happy hour offer and chilled ambience has made us want to go back tomorrow.
Before I leave this post, I'll share a song that I really like. It was also featured in the film Boyhood.