A morning walk is very rewarding. It is only at this time in the cities when the roads are not crowded. There is hardly any traffic. One can enjoy the walk in the lap of nature. As one walks, the worries and anxieties vanish away. The feet stride out in a joyful rhythm. The sheer delight of the movement is enough to make the day. In the morning, the nature is at its best.
I go for morning walk with my friends to the nearby park where we take two or more rounds of the walking path. As we set out from our home, we see the street deserted except for a few walker like us. There are couples in track suits and sports shoes walking briskly along. There are also groups of elderly men gossiping and laughing among themselves. Youngsters are seen wearing ear phones and jogging to their favourite songs.
The park is around 300 metres. I can hear the chirping of the birds, parrots and pigeons. They are seen flying from one branch of a tree to another. Amidst the sheet of thin white fog the colourful flowers in the park give solace to the heart and a feast to the eyes. The fragrance of the sweet smelling flowers fills my mind with a freshness which cannot be compared to anything in the world.
The park is filled withe people of various age groups. The cold winter has not prevented these health conscious individuals to stay back in their cozy beds and to put off going for the morning walk, the most important nutrient for the healthy body.
The pure fresh air of the morning devoid of the poisonous gases exhaled by the innumerable vehicles running to and fro in the city streets gives a boost to the body to battle in the days’ hectic schedule.
Gradually, penetrating through the dense fog, the first rays of lights glimmer and shine across the park. Now the body begins to respond well to the movements of the limbs and the flow of fresh, cool air one breathes. The momentum now sets in and the legs appear to walk effortlessly. On feet glides over the other as if trying to be the first to land ahead. An hour later, it is time to stop. The empty stomach demands attention.
By the time we return from our walk many tea-stalls and sweet shops are open making fresh sweets and snacks. We stop at our favourite shop where we indulge in hot tea and samosas.
Words are insufficient to describe the feelings one undergoes during winter morning walks and the experience of indulging in hot and tempting snacks.