No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. – Buddha
In the days of Uber, Ola, and everything that has wheels, we find ourselves struggling to walk around and explore the world around us. Truth be told, I walk a lot lesser than two kilometres a day and that, is a pathetic way of life. To feel the ground your foot lands on, to smell the odour around you while you walk, to look at the smallest of details passing you by, to feel the breeze blowing across your body, to know what this feels like, all you have to do is, walk.
Here I am, walking towards the famous Virupaksha Temple in Hampi, looking at the ruins around me, wondering what a beautiful street this would have been back in those days, days where there were no taxi services to take people around but instead these streets were filled with people like us, walking towards something truly heavenly. The markets destroyed, the temple under restoration, the trees far lesser than before, the rivers have dried up, what have we done?
Yes, we have destroyed the beauty in this world and all that we have left behind is nothing but ruins.