Lost in a bottle
That night I drove aimlessly, lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I just smiled at life, everywhere I can.
I started believing in the moments of life, specially those little ones which we miss seeing. The ones which pass us and we're never the same ever again. We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware—beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.“The greatest discoveries have come from people who have looked at a standard situation and seen it differently.”
It was a snowy night on the eve of New Years and we 4 boys were driving from Vancouver all the way upto Calgary National Park in our new Ford F-150 and I swear, the amount of snow we had was un-imaginable… But still it was always a dream for all of us to get there by car and to reach there by New Years. And with that dream driving us, we started our lovely journey….
As we started driving, we took the Trans Canada Highway – the famous national highway which connects the east coast to the west coast and is one of the most famous highways in the whole world. The road till Kamloops was awesome, we roomed in at 90mph and after that the forest areas had started and driving went a little slower than expected.
While all of us got down, we were all asked to sit inside the police car. I got down along with my new Nikon camera, I had just got it from the boxing sale and it was brand new. It had a lovely 16 shutters per second and was an amazing machine. I was just looking at the few last pictures of my life which I took before I was being thrown in jail. While the officer was trying to check the others for documents and writing a report to place us on arrest, there was a sudden headlight zooming our way, and it got even more intense with the passing of every second.
In a few seconds, the zooming headlight, crashed inches away from us, injuring the officer and throwing him on the side of the road, the car crashed the post and drove away. I somehow I managed to take ma camera and take 2 shots of the back of the car. Even though we tried to go and attend to the officer, we couldn’t open the back door of the car, since it was a police car.
After a few moments the injured officer with wounds on his hands and shoulder came over and opened the door and yelled in the radio of what has just happened. He spoke that he didn’t know who it was or what make the car was… In that moment I slowly said to the officer “Sir, if you need can I show you the picture of the back of the car which I took?” He looked at me and said “What?? Are you sure you have it with you?” I said, yes I managed to take 2 shots of the car’s back side. He quickly took the camera and read the number plate to the central operator. After 15 minutes, the officer came over and opened the back door and asked all 4 of us to come out. He smiled at us, and looked at me in the eye and said.. “Son, we have caught that mongrel and he was the guy who burgled last week in one of the shops in the city” and I thank you for helping us nab him. Your quick thinking really saved our day. He returned my documents and thanked us once more. Mike in the meantime, took out the 4 buckets of KFC chicken and said lets celebrate, so the officer and us all enjoyed our New Years eve in check post deep down Canadian winter land and I was still praying that he shouldn’t check the back of the truck…!!
Boys and Girls, your lives are what you make of it, so go out and enjoy it with your best and make sure you make memorable moments with your loved ones. Life is once; never miss it as it passes - “Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do so you will be certain to find something that you have never seen before. Follow it up, explore all around it, and before you know it, you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the results of thought”.