A strangely beautiful sight is capturing my soul and sight since the past few days at night fall and sunset times outside the window. It makes me wonder how I missed watching the beautiful sky that invites itself every single day and it’s something that has eluded me. Blame it on us humans on how rarely we pause to watch the power energy that flows and wilfully ignore nature in our humdrum of daily life.
It caught me by surprise. It was one evening when I was struck by the beautiful blue sky that I dashed outside and took a stroll to admire it. It’s pure bliss. Somehow, it transported me back to my Mumbai days when I would walk at Marine Drive and sat on the parapet to fix my eyes on the sky and sunset in the evening. It was such a magical feeling. It has since come back since yesterday.
We tend to run from pillar to post to get things done. We often forget how pristine beautiful nature is, flowers, sky, mountains, sea, stars that offer stillness and soothes the senses. A tale of counting our blessings in the sky. The magnificent view is so aesthetically divine that I took the digi Kodak camera to shoot the sky in all its shining form. It’s the true sparkle of life. How many of us have taken the time to walk at a leisure pace and stop for a while to admire the beautiful scenery? I bet, very few of us do that. It works wonder to the soul. Trust me on that.
It’s a routine exercise that we should do every day to combat the drudgery of life, be it disappointments, emotional upheaval or illness that sucks our core energy. We are so much consumed by a life that pushes us to the extreme that happiness looming large is often ignored and we focus on negativity. We hardly take the time to stop for a while, walk a bit and contemplate on our day. One thing that I would love to do is to pull out a chair and sit in the open to breathe fresh air, let the energy flow kiss my face and gently stroke my soul. I am guilty as charged for rarely or never do that. Or, standing tall and still, meditate in the open, caress the tender flowers and bask in the sun’s glory. It can be so empowering and usher in joy. Love couldn’t come in more powerful force than that. It’s all around us.
I am fascinated how a sparkle from the sky can rekindle so many happy memories and evoke the distant past when I was a carefree young man, reveling in the beauty of the atmosphere, strolling my way in Mumbai. It was during visits to the house of Parsi family friends at Mumbai Central during the sunny evenings where one could hear the whistle of the pressure cooker and watching kids playing football and cricket in jest as the sunset crept in. What pure moments! It felt like munching Britannia Magic biscuits. The emotions of sitting or standing still, in one’s own company and enjoying every second of life as if the sky is sprinkling its blessings on us. It soothes us and gives a sense of calm to one’s emotions and soul.
We often forget how to live every single moment of life but it comes as no surprise that nature and heaven join forces to remind us that we are seekers who long for happiness far away when it’s right in front of us. The ability to capture emotions is hidden inside us and many mortals find it in writing, photography or imagination but perhaps, emotions only need to be conveyed through senses, eyes expressions and feelings transported in the atmosphere.