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Think out loud

Shruti Haasan decides to think out loud and pen down her chain of thoughts. Read on for more...

entertainment Updated: Jul 12, 2010 01:21 IST
Shruti Haasan
Shruti Haasan
Hindustan Times

I found myself in a rather profound mood today... not sure exactly why, but since this morning, I’ve been listening to a wonderful thought-provoking artiste called Oren Lavie. Running in and out of shots since early this morning, and now I’m finally packed up and too lazy to work out today, so here I am just sitting just thinking.

Life is a like a car ride in a new city sometimes, you know where you’re headed, you know when you’re supposed to get there, but you may not really know the way and that’s when you sit back, look out of the window and enjoy a completely new scenery. More often than not, life is like the driver who knows the city you don’t. These are the times I realize you need to let things go and know that the universe has a way of working things out and you are a part of that bigger picture.

Lennon said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”. Life throws you a curve ball because more often than not, these ‘master plans’ include people, and people are a variable. You can never control and must never try to, at least this is what I have come to learn.

Shruti Haasan

Having said this, I guess one can’t be meek or overtly humble all the time. We do have the power to shape our tomorrow and especially in times like these, where people grab opportunities like they’re going out of fashion. The car ride you’ll take through your own life is probably the best journey you can ever have.

First of all, there’s no one else who keeps changing the music on the car stereo ;) and the love you have for yourself along with the arguments, discovery and confusion are all part of the best relationship you’ll ever have — the one with yourself. I’ve just found a way to balance the moods, changes and temperatures in my life. I try not to get too comfortable cause where’s the fun in that?

Change has been a constant, and constantly I find myself changing. So look out of the window, no need to stop and smell the flowers as there are probably not many left, but listen to a good song and sing along.

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First Published: Jul 11, 2010 16:12 IST