Meanwhile Over In India
Andrew Parker - July 13, 2019

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Regardless of how much you may appreciate your clean and organized modern society, especially when it comes to the roads, nothing quite compares to what goes on in India every day. Whether or not you’ve been fortunate enough to see it for yourself, you’ve surely heard that it’s an unforgettable experience. Here are some hilarious photos that will take you on a ride through this incredible country in ways you never before dreamed of.

Bro Time

These four brothers (or good friends, in India it tends to be referred to as a brother regardless), are just casually riding around on their motorcycle together, enjoying the nice weather on their day off. There’s nothing too strange going on here, other than perhaps the fact that they are so many people on one motorcycle which could be dangerous, but that doesn’t seem to phase anyone in India. And the Monkey? Well, he’s one of them too. Keep calm and carry on people.