November wind..

Sitting in a beach cafe on a starry night I could feel the cold winter wind cut through my bones. I pulled the lapels of my jacket into a tight hug. The evening waves danced in tune to the steady breeze. The November wind has a mystical beauty to it. I could hear the ting-a-ling of a cart man pushing his cart selling ice-cream and cotton candy. Somewhere in the distance I could smell samosas being fried. Hawkers lined the pavement, travelers, regulars, tourists,children, an entire melange of people filled the beach road. In spite of the steady buzz of people around, I could experience an unexplained tranquility.As the ceaseless sea expanded in front of me , I couldn’t help drifting into random thoughts.

The mind leaves behind the daily dose of worries and plunges into the vastness ahead. The gigantic view of the sea ahead infuses a new energy. It makes our problems look smaller, the  mountain of worries baseless, and the uncertainty of life as a challenge rather than an object of concern. It strengthens the mind giving it the much-needed break from the monotony of thoughts we thrust upon it.

Our life is a lot like the sea, vast in its offering, undefined in its course and marked with moments of high and low. The sea is strong, it has stood the test of time, and spells authority in every form. But, it is also patient, free-spirited, bountiful and enduring. Man has a lot to learn from it. It teaches us humbleness and courage. It teaches us to be open,kind, yet uncompromising and relentless in our pursuit of life. It teaches us to live life king-sized urging us to plunge into its depths unraveling unabashedly with nothing held back.

SandyJack

A rainy day

Dark clouds have been looming threateningly for over a week now, and finally it came out in all its glory this afternoon. The city embraced its first downpour of the season. The thirsty earth gulping every drop of water shed on it. It is the best time of the year.
Enveloped in a sense of joy,I sit back in the balcony relishing the rain. There is a feeling of immense happiness. The sweet sound of the rain pounding the parched and dried earth feels like music to the ears.  The rain drumming the window panes gives a sense of awakening from a long slumber. The chill breeze instills a sense of excitement. I feel intoxicated in this rain, creating a sudden rush of energy. The new wave of energy has empowered the mind and the body to take on the world and scale new heights. There is a sense of being transported to a different place. It is the season of love, season of joy and season of celebration.  I can feel a surge of happiness and excitement gripping me, promising me memories of a lifetime ahead.
Ah ! such joy, such bliss.“Rain”, truly a blessing to mankind!

SandyJack