{J} Travel Postcard #4: Joie de vivre


There’s something in the air of New York. A certain joi de verve – a love for life. In the many parks and squares that dot the city, you’ll find people sitting around, reading, having a cup of coffee…a group of people skateboarding while the rest of the people watch and applaud…and in Central Park, you come across different sights – a fashion shoot, free tango dancing, rollerblading, musicians, a group of drummers with random strangers stopping and dancing. It’s exhilarating. Vibrant. Alive. Joyful.

And it’s something I sorely miss back home in India. That spirit that lets people dare to be different. To march to their own drum beat.

Which city do you associate with joie de vivre?

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  1. Nice one, Shinjini. In many places in India if we try to be, people look at us as if we are nutcases. 🙂 But slowly, we do see some changes. It is nice to do an impromptu dance or just sing a song, just because you are happy or want to sing. Oh if we try to sing just for the heck of it in India, we are sure to collect some coins 🙂

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