Friday, October 22, 2010

At the end of the day

It’s been a long day. It’s gone by mostly at work/college; some of it spent cribbing about being broke and some of it spent bickering with a close one. You get home tired, cranky and grouchy.

Ever have days that end like this? Reaching home just fed up with everything and everyone. We all have, at some point or the other. What is the remedy for such a mood? Is it a good, long bath? Is it a warm meal? Or is it a good night’s sleep? Well, it’s different things for different people. For some, it’s all about the perspective. A simple thing like looking up at the sky and taking in the sound of silence the night presents, the black velvet of the sky, the big balls of gas stuck so strategically in place they appear to form shapes, and that big sometimes-round thing that, when looked at, seems to make all bad things disappear.

Sitting out there for a while, absorbing the sights and sounds of Nature, makes you forget about mundane things, and just lets you be whoever and whatever you want to be at that particular time. It brings about a strange calm within you, yet charges you up somehow. It leaves you ready to face the challenges of the next day. Work, broke-ness, and petty squabbles can come as much as they want – you know you can face them, as long as there’s a moon and some stars in the sky and a balcony/terrace from which you can view them clearly.


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