Wednesday, January 30, 2008


A couple of weeks ago I was watching television when I came across the news that an asteroid is posing possible collision danger to the earth. The asteroid was passing by around 27th January, and was thought to be a danger, till research confirmed that it will just pass by very closely, but not collide. Another asteroid, which was not in the way of earth, became a cause of concern, as there were chances that it would hit Mars on January 28th, and then be deflected towards us. Thankfully even that did not happen.

Sitting there watching this on TV suddenly made me realize that life is so short. One moment you are somewhere, doing something, and the next moment… an asteroid collides with the earth and all is over in a second. I immediately called up my mother and told her that I was disturbed by these possibilities of life coming to an end just like that. I did not want to die already, abhi toh maine apni zindagi shuru hi ki hai!!

And then I realized… we really take life for granted. We all have assumed that we will live till a ripe old age, and have all the time in the world to do and say things that are important. There is no hurry. But that is not true. Life is unpredictable. You never know which day is your last. I know all this is bookish, but I really felt that it is really important to live each day to the fullest, say and do everything that your heart desires, kya pata kal ho na ho!

And since then, I have tried to do and say everything now, to not fight or keep grudges… you never know, when you fight, those words may be the last the person hears from you. I wont say that I have managed to fulfill the destiny of each day that I have lived, but I try.

I was thinking, what would I do, if I came to know that in a while, the earth will come to an end??

If I had a week, I would pool in all my savings and go for a vacation to my dream destination with my near and dear ones.

If I had a day, I would try to go to Delhi and spend the day with my family and friends.

If I had an hour, I would spend it calling all my near and dear ones to say I love you, and eat lots of my favorite food!

And if I had only a minute, I would spend it in Rohit's arms… I want that lovely feeling to be my last living memory before I say goodbye!

What would you do?


Yashika Totlani said...

"And if I had only a minute, I would spend it in Rohit's arms… I want that lovely feeling to be my last living memory before I say goodbye!"


Hmmm... what would i do if i knew it was all coming to an end?

If I had a month, I would pool in all my savings too and take a trip to that dream destination. After the trip, I would finally take part in a rally race!

If I had a week, I would pack my bags and set off to meet all the near and dear ones. Then, I would go bungee jumping and river rafting!

If I had a day, I would call everybody who mattered while splurging on my favorite food.

If I had a minute, I would rub my hands in anticipation of whats coming and brace myself for a one-of-a-kind experience :P

p.s. i aint kidding!
p.p.s. nice thread of thought. we DO take our lives for granted.

You know I just finished watching the first season of prison break. One look at mr.burrows and you know how its like to know that the end is near... not pretty...

Sugar&Spice said...

@ yashika... hmmmm... interesting :))

prison break season one rocks... 2 is ok,... 3 is crap!

Ashen Glow said...

A month's time to live: Id come to mumbai, visit all other lovely places id always wanted to go.. Marry Rahul Bose, read lots n lots and thank God for the handsome neighbour he gave me...

A week's time to live: Id invite all my 33,000 relatives over to my place, eat as much as possible, (who cares if the one dead is fit or fat!), spend time with Mom and bro, watch all possible films - mallu, eng, hindi, tamil, blah blah...

A minute to live: il scratch my head, make a short list, panic, blink with disbelief, say "shucks the MBA never really worked.." and umm.. die

p.s.: My fav line is such alarming situations:.. "Hey bhagwan!.. meri abhi shadi bhi nahi hui!"

*~*Sameera*~* said...

That was so heartrending!I guess I would do the same too :)

Sugar&Spice said...

@ sameera... thanks and keep visiting!

Nova said...

woww... a good one... a good food-for-thought... coz frankly never thought of it...

Hmmm... let me think about it and guess that will form my next post... thanks :)

~Abhi said...

interesting post..

if i had a week or day to live, I'd do all sorts of funny, interesting, personal etc etc things everyone mentions..

but if i just had a minute, best I could do is probably count it down and laugh out loud at the world when i reach negative numbers :D :D

Sugar&Spice said...

thanks nova... pls keep visiting and commenting.. lookin fwd yo ur post!

abhi... ur idea seems good :DD