I love the window seat. Be it the train, or the flight or even the exam hall. Wherever possible, I request for a window seat. There is something about the window seat. It gives you freedom. Although you are trapped inside you have the opportunity to be part of a whole new world. Sometimes it is your only route to freedom - especially when you are trapped inside of an exam hall and you don’t quite enjoy writing exams.
You may not be looking out of the window constantly. But you know it is there and you can look out of it when you please. And there may be times when you will perform the journey without looking out of the window for the most part of it. And when you are writing your exam, you cannot really look out of it for too long. You are actually writing your exam most of the time. (However hard you may hate writing exams, you definitely hate it even more to fail one. Failing means you have to write it again!!)
When you are on a long journey you are either reading or watching other people or just sleeping or watching a movie or listening to music (though listening to music and looking out of the window are not mutually exclusive. Sometimes, you like listening to music when you are looking out of the window. It adds to the enchantment.). The fact is you are just happy that you have the window to look out when you want to take a break from what’s happening in the world that you are expected to be in. you have an alternate world to escape into when you want. That offers you some sort of solace. I guess that is one of the reasons why windows are special. They offer a route of escape.
Windows are useful. They offer escape from the mundane. They are special. They open a new world to you. They open up your mind. They help you think. I have let a lot of thought run through my head when I have looked out of windows. Looking out of flight windows I have thought how big the world is and how small we are. Yet we are significant. I don’t know how to express it in words. Let me give it a try. The world is huge and vast. I occupy but one insignificant space on earth. Yet, I have this opportunity to travel and see the magnificence of some parts of it! Who am I?!
When I look out of the window of a train, I realise the vastness of the world we live in. the variety that is seen outside makes me take a second look at my outlook towards the seemingly insignificant of the world. Every person, every object, every hillock, every tree, every blade of grass, every cloud, every sunset, has beauty to offer – whether people take note of it or not. It is up to us to look at it and drink in the beauty the world has to offer.
I love the window seat…