Comptine d’un Autre été: L’Après-Midi // Calmshet diaries

Summer is almost gone. Time for another season change. I love how mother nature feels so compelled to change every 3-4 months. Change of color, change of temperature, change of rhythm, change of routine, change of playlist, change of appearance. You get my gist. I am a big fan of change. I completely believe in the age old cliche of change is good. And also in ‘why have a mind, if you can’t change it.’  Like mother, like daughter.

 

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So change it man. Don’t like something in your life? Change it. Cant change it? Then change your mind. Don’t be the same. Imagine how sad it would if you were the same person throughout your life. Thinking the same things, doing the same things, wearing and talking the same things. listening to the same songs, eating the same food, discussing the same things, fussing over the same things. The scary part is – the world is full of such people. Stagnant. So please i beg you – don’t be one of them.

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Einstein once said Insanity is  doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

So do yourself a favour and change. Do different things to get different results. Change your mind, change your heart, change your perspective, change your playlist, Change your wardrobe, change your thoughts, change your friends, change your thought processes, change the conditioning, change your choices – may be thats how you will one day change the world 🙂

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So this weekend i decided to change my view + temperature scenes and move away from the scorching mumbai heat. Kalmshet is a small quaint little place somewhere near lonavala. Famous for paragliding, beautiful lake, amazing sunsets, gorgeous weather and FIREFLIES! So i went to this beautiful little place to chase peace, clouds, monsoon and some magical fireflies. Got all those things and then some more.

Ok so one thing that hasn’t changed in my life for a few years now is my love for Amelie. The movie, the music and the feeling – i am obsessed with it all. I wouldn’t call it a song – i prefer the term feeling. So the feeling of this post is ‘comptine d’un autre été: l’après-midi’ which roughly translates to a rhyme for another summer afternoon. And i tried to match this feeling with some footage i took while on the trip.

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Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain: The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain is one of the greatest movie ever made and this blog post is a dedication to all the things amelie has taught me :*

The footage in this video is all taken at Calmshet. please go there is you get a change – its heaven on earth. The music is by Yann Tierson taken from the movie Amelie of course.

Listen to the full playlist here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wCLK9iOPDw

So that’s it for now. Go watch this movie, listen to the beautiful playlist and think of the next thing you wanna change. Find another rhyme of a sunny summer afternoon 🙂

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