It is evening, around 6 pm. I drag my easy-chair out, to the balcony. Pinkish golden clouds are flirting with the Sun, as he bids adieu for the day.
The birds in the trees nearby are chirping loudly, catching up on all the gossip in their world. The evening is still bright and golden.
The wind lazily makes its way through the coconut palms. I look down at the play area and lobby below. A few cars are parked. There is a small boy, all by himself; trying to run around, clearly missing his friends. He looks around to see why his friends haven’t arrived yet.
He swings himself on a metal bar, and suddenly lets out a whoop of joy, as a group of boys runs down to meet him.
The dynamics below change completely. They talk in shrill voices, discuss something, and then start playing.
It takes me a while to realize that they are playing a game of hide and seek. It is fun to watch from above, because I can clearly see both the hunter and the hunted.
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But they are oblivious to me and crawl around the cars, benches and trees, in the park below. They move with stealth not knowing where the predator is! When they are finally hunted down, they giggle, and the game starts all over again.
I am fascinated by this. What is obvious to me from where I am seated, seems to be such a challenge to them.
That’s exactly how it is with life’s problems, right? When we are very involved, we cannot see the picture clearly.
However, when we step back and see the big picture, we definitely get a better perspective!
I dwell on this, and watch the boys playing soccer now. The birds have run out of things to say. Lights are coming on in some homes. The sky is taking on a deep hue. The clouds are mere grey wisps, cooling down after a long day.
In a while, the boys call out byes to each other and run home. I go back inside with a smile.