Picnics dent monotony and give us a break from our daily chores which often make us sullen, lethargic and dull-minded. We start losing interest in life itself. Picnics rejuvenate us and fill our hearts with energy to carry on the journey of life with gusto. They enliven us and keep us mentally fit. Still more they give us a chance to be in the lap of nature, natural or cultivated.
It was July. We, bosom friends, arranged a picnic party. We chose a spot on the outskirts of the city where a historical, monument was standing elegantly on the bank of a river. The day was pleasant. Clouds were playing ‘hide and seek’. A cool breeze was blowing. No need to be afraid of the vagaries of nature. We packed our necessities and foodstuffs and reached the chosen sport. We prepared tea on our mini gas-stove and enjoyed the sips with tasty snacks. After that we went to the riverside for a little walk. Our mobiles entertained us with musical numbers. We swayed our bodies like heroes and heroines. The sounding branches of the trees, twittering and chirping birds, green and velvety grass enthralled us. Nature looked at her best. We came back and stretched ourselves on the carpets for a while. My friend sang a song. Though he is not a singer but the natural surroundings rendered their sweetness and thus the song melodious and charming.
After resting for a while we had a round of the historical monument. We left behind two girl friends to prepare lunch. We roamed in the beautiful gardens bedecked with flowers and trees. We had a pleasant talk with a foreign tourist. We owe back, took our bathing-kit and had bath in the river. Some at my friends enjoyed swimming.
We were feeling very hungry. We attacked the lunch and had it to our heart’s content. A shot nap followed. We woke up and it was about 4 p. m. We played cards and sipped mango juice. We felt all energetic. The girls who prepared lunch were given full rest. We boys prepared evening tea and fried some snacks. Amid tits-bits we enjoyed the eatables and the hot lady nicotine. Grey clouds had turned jet black. We packed our belongings and placed them in our vehicle. We started for home talking, laughing and gossiping.
We enjoyed the picnic a lot. Hats off to that man who first thought of a break from the daily monotonous routine.