On top of the world, now what?

Nowadays, everyone is looking for success, a lot of money, a big and beautiful house, a great car and a gorgeous partner as well, right? Or maybe we can skip the last part since we can be totally happy on our own, correct? Well, imagine that you have all that!! Let’s make an exercise and add a few real details;)

I woke up one morning with no plans for the day, as usual lately. Since I had nothing scheduled I started being lazy, wasting time on the internet, checking my accounts on every social media site, reading something, watching some nice videos, nothing particular. After two hours or so, my friend tells me to get ready because we’ll visit something beautiful that day. I got excited, of course. I did my little preparations and I ended being ready first. It’s not hard to guess why, since it was a bit cold outside and I have only two long sleeves blouses with me. Yet, she is able to open some stores with all the clothes and shoes she has:)) It’s not that she’s addicted to shopping (“Don’t think that”, she told me), it’s just that it happens for her to like almost everything and she has an incredible eye to match the clothing. If she goes every day to relax by looking for anything in one store or two, you can imagine yourselves how impossible it is to go home without some articles in her bag/s:D:))

Anyways, we jump in a black, beautiful Q6 or 7, I don’t remember exactly, and off we head to downtown. I pull out my list with places to go, thanks to Google, and start telling her about their names. We decide what to start with, but my mind goes ahead trying to imagine the beauties of a new city. After 30 minutes drive we find a spot to park and get ready for our little adventure. There we are, in front of one of the highest buildings in the whole world!! We go inside and, considering all the people we see there, sadly, we realise that this will take a little bit more time than we thought. Yet we were not willing to give up. So we join the line and walk very slowly toward the place where we can pay. We try to maintain our patience and humour by sharing some stories, thinking about all those people there, reading the curiosity facts on the walls, or just waiting quietly. After a long time, we finally get in to listen some history about the building, which of course, I forgot. We also had a ride with an elevator which reached such a speed that 103 floors are left behind in just 60 seconds. Only now we can actually say that we are on top of the world!! Mainly the walls are from glass. We move around and we can see wonderful view everywhere! There are even three balconies with glass floor. Well, let me tell you that’s quite interesting and unique the feeling to step out on glass at 103 floors height!! 🙂

Do you think I’m finished? Hmm, sorry to disappoint you, I have some more sharing for you. When we wanted to go down and get out for our next destination, we discovered another line that we had to join. After 3-4 hours spent like that, my friend needed some therapy. Guess what? Yap, you are totally right;) We went straight to a mall so she could relax a bit. I’m not even telling you that we were there for the next 5 hours!! What did I do all this time? Read forward:p I look at shoes, bags, clothes, perfumes, you name it. Surprisingly, I think that it’s becoming a bit boring:d even though I’m surrounded by Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Boss, whatever expensive brand you may think of. The idea of writing about this determined me take some pictures of these stores but someone didn’t like that. I heard myself being called by someone with security uniform, or something like that. I was asked not to take any more pictures and informed that’s not permitted. That was something new! (In case you have any thought of sharing with others what brand your new shoes are:P:)) )

As I said, after five hours she decides that’s enough and we come back home. What’s in my mind now, at the end of the day? A day when, literally, I’ve been above everything else (excepting the other 5-6 highest buildings in the world), and metaphorically, because I’m sure my friend could have bought something for me if I would have asked her to. Even in situations like this, I was happier just to be at home, comfortable in my bed and not some X  high hills brand, or purse, but to speak with my family, to share what happened during the day with my friends, to listen their stories, to hear what and how the people I care about are doing. So maybe having the world at your feet doesn’t mean what I mentioned in the beginning. Maybe being at peace with everyone and keeping your relationships connected, doing what you like and enjoying small things represent what makes you feel wonderful in the world you are and not willing to be above it.

Ce faci cand ai lumea la picioarele tale?

In zilele noastre fiecare cauta sa aiba succes in orice punct de vedere, fie ca e vorba de cat mai multi bani, de o casa mare si frumoasa, o masina scumpa sau un partener chipes alaturi care sa le aiba pe toate cele amintite, nu-i asa? Sau poate am reusit sa dobandim acestea si fara un partener si ne e bine singuri, avem parte de mai multa distractie, corect? In cazul in care inca nu ai ajuns acolo, te provoc la un exercitiu, haide sa ne imaginam ca dispunem de toate lucrurile mentionate anterior, si pana la urma nu doar sa ne imaginam ca doar voi adauga si detalii reale, sa ne fie mai usor;)

M-am trezit intr-o dimineata cu nici un plan pentru ziua respectiva, lucru ce se intampla destul de des in ultima perioada. Neavand nimic programat, am lenevit pana mai tarziu in pat, mi-am verificat conturile de pe retelele sociale, am mai stat sa citesc cate ceva, am urmarit niste video-uri de pe net, insa nu ceva in mod special. Dupa ce au trecut, pare-mi-se, doua ore bunicele prietena mea imi spune sa ma pregatesc sa iesim pentru ca vom merge sa vizitam ceva frumos azi. Desigur ca m-am entuziasmat, asa ca am inceput repede sa-mi caut ceva de imbracat. Nu a durat mult pana sa observ ca eu eram gata inaintea ei. Nici nu este greu sa-ti dai seama de ce, din moment ce afara era cam frig, iar eu nu am la mine decat doua bluze cu maneca lunga, in rest tricouri; pe cand ea, cu siguranta isi poate deschide cateva magazine avand in vedere cate haine si cata incaltaminte are.:)) Nu e vorba ca este obsedata de cumparaturi (“Sa nu crezi asta!”, mi-a spus la un moment dat.), ci pur si simplu ii plac foarte multe lucruri si are un ochi extraordinar in a le potrivi si asorta. Si apoi, daca merge in fiecare zi in cate un magazin sa se mai relaxeze si ea putin dupa atata munca, iti dai seama ca e aproape imposibil sa plece fara sa cumpere ceva. :D:))

Oricum, sa revenim la ale noastre, ne urcam intr-un Q6 sau Q7, nu-mi mai amintesc exact, si plecam spre centrul orasului. Datorita lui Google am reusit sa-mi fac si o lista cu puncte turistice, pe care i le spun si ei si stabilim impreuna cu ce sa incepem. Imaginatia mea este nerabdatoare insa si se grabeste sa descopere frumusetile unui oras nou. Dupa 30 de minute de condus, reusim sa gasim cu greu un loc de parcare si ne pregatim de mica noastra aventura. Am ajuns in fata uneia dintre cele mai inalte cladiri din lume! La scurt timp dupa ce intram, privirea ne este blocata de un lant lung de persoane care asteapta sa intre. Se pare ca ne va lua mult mai mult timp decat ne gandeam, insa nu ne dam batute. Ne ocupam randul si asteptam in tacere sa avansam cu viteza unui melc usor accidentat catre locul de unde putem procura biletele de intrare. Incercam sa ne mentinem optimiste printr-o gluma, printr-o vorba, mai citim curiozitatile scrise pe pereti cu privire la constructia cladirii, si incet incet, reusim sa ne apropiem serios. Intram initial intr-un fel de sala de cinema, la o scara mai mica, unde ascultam ceva istorie, pe care bineinteles ca am uitat-o; nu te astepta sa stiu sa-ti spun cati arhitecti au contribuit la constructia acestei cladiri, cati ani a durat sau alte delatii de genu’:p Apoi am luat liftul catre etajul 103. Interesant este ca liftul se deplasa cu o asa viteza incat in fix 60 de secunde am fost sus. Abia acum insa putem declara cu adevarat ca ne aflam la inaltime. Suntem deasupra a tot ce se vede in jur. Ne deplasam pe oricare latura a cladirii doar pentru a admira peisajul, posibilitate datorata peretilor de sticla de jur imprejur. Inainte sa cred ca s-a terminat vizita mea, alte trei cozi de oameni imi atrag privirile. Ne asezam si noi la rand si asteptam, din nou. Cu toate acestea, recunosc, s-a meritat. Am ajuns sa vad pt ce am asteptat si iata ca in fata mea se intindea un balcon de sticla!! Permite-mi sa-ti spun ca sentimentul pe care il ai cand pasesti pe sticla la 103 etaje inaltime este unic!! 🙂

Asta-i tot?, te gandesti poate…ei bine, mai am cate ceva sa impartasesc cu tine. Cand am vrut sa coboram pentru a ne indrepta catre urmatoarea atractie turistica, ne-am dat seama ca va trebui sa stam la rand iar. Erau si altii care voiau sa ajunga jos. Asadar, dupa un total de vreo 3-4 ore dintre care mai mult am stat la coada asteptand sa ne vina randul pentru cateva momente frumoase, bineinteles ca prietena mea avea nevoie de putina relaxare. Te gandesti la acelasi lucru? Asa e, ai dreptate. Am plecat de acolo direct catre un centru comercial, lasand celelalte locuri de pe lista pentru o alta zi. Nici nu-ti spun ca n-am stat foarte mult acolo, decat vreo 5 ore!! Ce-am facut in tot acest timp? Citeste:p Incep eu sa ma plimb pe langa ea, apoi de una singura prin magazine, si ma uit la incaltamite, la genti, la parfumuri, la haine, ma invart pe acolo, si, surprinzator, incepe sa devina plictisitor. Da, da, ai citit bine, incep sa ma plictisesc, chiar daca sunt la cumparaturi intr-un mall cu magazine de renume, gen Prada, Gucci, Guess, Boss, Burberry, si orice alt brand iti mai surade tie. Tot colindand pe acolo mi-a aparut in minte ideea acestui articol si cum aveam nevoie de ceva poze pt el, am inceput sa fac rost de material:D Cu aceasta ocazie am aflat ceva. Un barbat in uniforma striga dupa mine si-mi spune ca nu e ok ce fac, nu am voie sa pozez magazinele. Ups! (In cazul in care vrei sa te dai mare cu vreo noua achizitie, sa stii sa nu-ti faci vreun selfie:)):p )

Dupa cum spuneam, dupa cinci ore petrecute prin magazine, prietena mea considera ca e suficient si putem pleca acasa. Ce ganduri imi trec prin minte o data ajunsa acasa la sfarsitul zilei? O zi in care am fost deasupra tuturor atat la propriu (cu exceptia celorlalte 5-6 cladiri cele mai inalte ale lumii), cat si la figurat, pentru ca cel mai probabil prietena mea si-ar fi permis sa-mi cumpere ceva daca i-as fi cerut. Chiar si in situatii stralucite ca acestea, am fost fericita sa fiu acasa, sa ma asez confortabil in pat si nu chinuita de mai stiu eu ce X brand cu tocuri inalte sau genti pretentioase. Ma incanta mai mult sa impartasesc cu prietenii detaliile unei zile pline, sa ascult povestile familiei, sa aflu ce mai fac si cum mai sunt oamenii la care tin. A avea lumea la picioare poate ca nu se reduce la ce am spus la inceputul acestui articol. Poate ca a trai in pace cu toata lumea, a mentine si consolida relatiile, a face orice e de facut cu bucurie si placere, a ne bucura de lucrurile mici, sunt lucrurile care ne ajuta sa ne simtim minunat in lumea in care ne aflam si nu neaparat sa ne dorim sa fim deasupra tuturor.

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