The breeze is taking me away tonight,To a page from my diaries locked inside
I am walking in circles, looking for a way out,But like a maze, I am more in its web than out,
The deep orange color of the sky sounds of thunder and lightning strikes. This is what I saw when I looked up towards the sky. The moon, playing hide and seek along with the clouds, birds returning back home and chirping throughout, wind trying to create music through wind chime’s sounds, this is what I took in when I looked around. My friend, scared of the lightning and thunder sounds, went inside and I was left out. I loved the weather and she hated it now, two complete opposite reactions to the same atmosphere around.
I didn’t feel like going inside. So I waved her good bye and walked besides the gardens. The first few droplets of water fell on my hand and face. I can’t express how happy I was when it started to rain. The smell of wet earth, the flow of the wind, the coolness of the air, the playfulness of the fallen leaves, the lush green grass, the dancing trees, the darkness of the sky, the sounds of footsteps running inside, the ever increasing volume of the sounds of thunder… Oh! How I felt rejuvenated! Ecstatic! Elated! Twirling and running all over the place… looking at the new puddles and wet grass, I felt a sense of mischief. I felt like a kid again. Somehow it washed away all my tiredness. Now dreaming of a cup of coffee with a novel in hand, sitting next to an open window, half in fantasies and half realities, I ran back to my room. I quickly changed into comfortable warm dry clothes, and went to my favorite spot near the big window with everything. I knew, I would peacefully sleep for long tonight.
A little shiver and the feeling of goosebumps made me come out of my thoughts. It was just another cool summer evening, as I found myself by the riverside. I hadn’t realized how I reached there, although it is not unusual for me to do so. I love taking my evening strolls on the riverside. Sudden gush of the wind, brought with it the familiar smell of pakoras and chai, and made my hair feel smooth and refreshed. No matter how tensed, how sad or how depressed one maybe, the sound of the river flow, never fails to set things in proportion. For me, it is a source of inspiration. It taught me to be strong, to not give up, to be calm on the surface irrespective of the turbulence I felt within. It taught me, more than anything else, to keep moving, to find a path and lead on. My grandmother always said, if nature surrounds you, you can never feel dejected. There is a lesson hidden within every aspect of nature.
I could hear the sound of evening prayers and chants sung in unison on the other side of the river. It wasn’t much crowded here, on this side, just few strollers like me, fascinated by this majestic power of river. Most of the shops had closed by now. It was beginning to get a little dark. I could see streetlights being lit up ahead. As I walked on, I saw few shopkeepers on the verge of closing their shops, content after finishing their daily calculations. I heard a voice of an ice-cream guy, walking around in the hope of attracting few more customers before returning home. You could see light coming out of a couple of houses, with their curtains fluttering rhythmically to portray life within. In the sky above, were flocks of birds, returning home, satisfied and tired. Now walking for an hour or maybe more, I sat down by the river, watching my legs, moving about in randomness in the water. I watched the ripples being created due to the movement of my feet and my eyes followed their flow till they disappeared again. I love this spot! I come here, sit, breathe in the cool air, feel it all over my face, and wait, like today, to see the river change its colors as the sun begins to set till its dark and twilight.
I often wonder while walking at the end of the day. They could be thoughts about anything and everything! I relive the good and the bad (not the ugly ;)) moments of my day. I have always cherished these moments of peace. And so now, I have decided to share it with you all. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
If you guys, like me, are still unsure of how this blog will turn out to be, stay tuned in! And we will figure it out together! Shall we begin?