The splendid light that rules the night


After a long and tiresome day at office, on reaching home I laid down on my bed to straighten my spine. I had switched off the lights to create a serene and peaceful ambience for myself, so that i could relax. Suddenly I felt a ray of light on my face. The curtains in my room had been drawn down. So I tried to check where the light was coming from.  I live in the 2nd floor of my building and there were no high lights anywhere nearby. Then, I got a peek of the magnificent moon, shining brightly, through the ventilators of my room. The picture was such a breathtaking one that it kind of pulled me towards it. I opened the windows and sat in my bed to appreciate the Creator’s splendid creation.

I like the moon. I get a warm feeling when looking at the moon at night. My corporate life had grasped me in such a way that I had forgotten to pause and admire the beauty of nature. It has been quite some time since I have been able to spend any amount of time admiring the beautiful night sky. The full moon across my window made me realize this. Till my student life, from childhood to post graduation days, I always had some time to look at the moon and take in its brilliant radiance. It kind of rejuvenated me and filled me with a different kind of energy. As a kid, in the summers, when there used to be load shedding in my hometown, all the other kids in my neighbourhood along with my sisters had a nice time staring at the sky – at the moon and stars, trying to locate the pole star, constellations, etc. I kind of felt sad thinking about those days of carefree life and having time to stop and have a look at the world around me.

When I was looking at the moon that night, it seemed to be smiling majestically in the sky and reminding me of the good old days. It was enriching the beauty of the night. It was simply gorgeous! The moon seemed to be soaking away all my fatigue and filling me up with peace, calmness and happiness.

The moon changes its shape at regular intervals. The full moon fascinates me the most. And so does the crescent shaped new moon. For me, the former signifies the completion of a journey undertaken and the latter means a new beginning for me. This is infact how life is – after every completed journey, we embark on new ones.

Today, looking at the moon, I have realized there are positive things in life and these things make life beautiful. Life may be unfair or mean sometimes but if we have hope and faith, all the negativity and ugliness can be buried or overshadowed, by these positive things.

“The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”

~ Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

My tree connection


“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”(Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam)

Trees fascinate me – green ones full of leaves as well as dry and brown ones. During our childhood days, whenever we got to travel by bus, both my sisters preferred sleeping, while I gazed on the green/yellow/empty fields. The trees seemed to be scattered in the fields in some order. Some had leaves and some were bare. I imagined and saw various figurines in these trees. I also used to count them on my way.

albero-che-danza-285x300Its a dancing tree

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face-in-trees-illusionDo u see a face here?

As a kid, on many summer holidays, i had taken to collecting leaves of various kinds and patterns and pasted them on a notebook.. Some of the names i knew, some i did not. But not knowing how to preserve leaves in a proper way, at that age, most them rotted after a few days.Then again during my graduation days, i got the chance to collect plants/leaves. This time i knew how to preserve them (as herbarium). I still have them at my home. 🙂

For me, trees seem to have energy of their own and records within themselves, the knowledge and history of its surrounding environment, which they are ready to hand down to anyone interested.

Whenever I pass a canopy/series of trees by the road, how I love to pop out my head from the car window and look up at them (not possible every time). They seem to form a pattern up in the high skies. They are beautiful, they are majestic. Each one of them is unique. They exude a pleasant, relaxed and comfortable feeling to me. I feel, I am somehow connected to them. 🙂


Do any one else share this connection with me?

The trees are called Standing People because they are our teachers. They do not walk about like human beings, but they do hold the energy of the Earth and Sky. The roots of the trees go deep into our Mother Earth, and their branches reach for the sunlight high in the sky. These teachers of the woods show humankind how to balance the male and female energies present in every human being. Through their example, we can learn how to give and receive. The trees are firmly grounded in the Earth and are reaching for the heaves with their branches, showing human beings how to be bridges between the tangible and non-tangible worlds. The balance of demonstrative and receptive is found in the heart of humans and in the trunk of trees. These living examples of balance allow humankind to discover the flow of life force that brings inner peace. It is circular and flows up through the roots to the tops of the branches, traveling down to the roots again, creating a recycling of energy.” (Jamie Sams, Earth Medicine)

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