There was a certain aura to the night. It was dark all around, save for the all luminiscent moon whose beauty was nothing short of alluring. The cold crisp wind brought with it the sound of rustling leaves and for the first time; could I admire how absolutely delightful it was to my ears. On one side I could hear the dogs howling out of the piercing cold and on the other I could hear the faint engine ravings from far across.
Often when I gaze at the night sky, a million things go on in my mind. Probably like the rest of you. But I never had the time to delve into them or indulge myself into those thoughts.
It was a night just like any other but yet not like so many others. Probably because after a very long time, I spent so much time enjoying the open courtyard like a child with not a care in the world.
So as I tried to find a constellation with my naked eye (of course to no avail! 🙈) I kept wondering.
Those stars unaware and oblivious to the magnanimous and magnificent world beyond them, in so many ways beyond anything that my mind can imagine. Wondering where do I even fit it in this gigantic universe? Is there a world beyond ours? Or are we alone, only waiting for oblivion? Either scenario seems daunting to me.
Is there an alternate universe where a different version of me is probably a 50 year old and inaugurating her latest book launch while this version of me is trying to get into your heads through this blog? (Okay I know that’s far fetched, but a girl can dream, right? 😜)
And while sitting in that courtyard, stargazing at the wide expanse, I felt so grateful to have been able to steal that moment from reality and escape into a flight of fancy, if only for a little while. After all, those fleeting moments are the ones that help you cherish this otherwise mundane life☺