Neither I was aware nor did I notice while I was busily engaged with many exciting matters of importance of late that I was neglecting my health until one day I fainted in a seminar. The culprit??? You guessed it right -Stress and over-fatigue!
I wonder why being busy with good things keeps me stressed :( But then I could not avoid the many tests and a day's stay in the clinic that my doctor felt necessary. Luckily the tests did not reveal anything amiss except that I had to gain strength and stamina for the arduous tasks that I have undertaken. My son ensures that I pop up the vitamin pills without fail and do the exercise at home if the weather does not permit a long walk. I am also careful on what I eat.
I also realized it is really a must to relax not just a bit, but fully! While I was in bed trying to recap what happened to me, I suddenly felt the need to relax, yes, relax in a real sense. And this fortnight's break from all work except the unavoidable like office and some social commitments has rejuvenated me. I am back at the blog in fine fettle. But not promising anything like I can stay for good na... :D
Now came this hammock I had been visualizing for long and wished resting on it during the break... :))
I WISH FOR A HAMMOCK
I wish for a hammock
suspended between two giant trees
within the deep of the forest
I wish to lie languorously in it
with an absorbing novel in hand
and lose myself leisurely in reading
I wish to listen to the weird sounds of nature
of the chirping birds and noisy cicadas
and the rustle of leaves as insects crawl
I wish to savour the smell of mountain breeze
and let my eyes feast once in a while
on the lush landscape around in all its green!
I wish to rest on a hammock
suspended between two coconut trees
found along a beautiful beach
I wish to let it sway as I sing
or listen to my favorite country songs
till I am lulled into gentle sleep
I wish to smell the cool ocean breeze
and feel the searing hot sun
as it lazily rises up from the horizon
I wish to thank the Almighty
for His munificence in nature's bounty
that keeps me ever happy!