Many people feel the need to escape once in a while. It may not be that they are running away from something, just that at times one needs to be! There are myriad escape routes that people take, the most common one that I have seen is music.
Desh and I were on our honeymoon in Hong Kong. When we were walking by the waterfront in Kowloon we spotted this small band. Looked like college-goers who were out there to appease the tourists and make an extra buck and display their passion as well. This guy played the guitar so well and sang so soulfully that we were glued to the ground and didn’t move from that place until he finished his song. It was a great break, an amazing escape.
I really appreciate how musicians and singers take to the road and display their talents there. I love their guts. They don’t really care what people think, in what light they will be seen or whether this is the right place and environment for their performance. They just play and sing their hearts out like there is no tomorrow. I’ve seen a lot of such performances especially on the streets of European cities. It is a treat for the eyes, ears and the soul.
Have you ever experienced such enthralling live performances?
One who is born with wings has many stories to tell. I was a born wayfaring story-teller! But then, how does a chirpy story-teller who also has wings on her back and wheels on her feet find a colossal audience to recount those sometimes awe-inspiring, sometimes eccentric encounters. I realised there was no other way I could narrate my tales to the world unless i started penning them down in black and white. That's how TravelwithArchie was born. I love calling myself a vagabond! One who dreams about places and then travels there to see how they look in the real world. Come, borrow my wings for a while and see the world with my lens!