A night of Daydreaming

The memories of childhood are the memories which make us what we are currently. Regardless of the age, those are the memories we carry with ourselves throughout our lives holding closely near to our heart.
Those were the childhood days when all my cousins used to visit my home for summer vacation. During those days, my family for four used to expand in a size bigger than a big fat Indian joint family. That was the period when every moment regardless of day or night is memorable for all of us. Everyone of us including me and my sister has little bit different memories for other typical Indian child.That was of sleeping on the terrace. All of us, kids, used to go and sleep on the terrace, partially because of the reason that it used to be summer, partially because of the fact that we used to get a chance to stay awake longer in the absence of elders of the house.
That was one such beautiful night and all of my cousins, except me and my one brother, were exhausted to sleep after playing for the whole day. That was a full moon night with the moon as a big ivory-colored ball.I don’t remember when and how I started ogling at such a mesmerizing beauty of the night.
In childhood, we always get scared of night and darkness, but that night was something different. The darkness of night was completely and gracefully bathing in the milky light of the moon. It just looked more beautiful than usual. I was dumbstruck while looking at the purity of glow that was coming out of that shining satellite. There were few clouds that night specially near the moon and the wind was flowing at an unusual rate. The clouds were complementing the view of the night making it appear like the moon was blinking its eyes every now and then while the wind was the messenger between me and the moon. Whispers of the wind were appearing to be like it was asking me that am I staring at it and was feeling shy for the same reason.
By that time, I had started learning science and was very well aware that Moon is not something I would be getting any day. But my heart just constantly was asking me for it. I just kept staring at it as if I have certain right on it, capturing it in my mind forever. I knew for the fact that it would be there like this tomorrow, may not be in the same shape, but it will return to this shape someday. But my heart was making it harder to accept the fact, as it felt that the glory moon was holding that night won’t be coming back. It had just taken the control over my mind and was asking my eyes to take most of it.
My sense of vision was trying to convince my mind that Ok, you are not lucky enough to have it and you never know when you will be looking at it again. My science teacher had told us a theory of the cycle of the moon and it made my heart beat faster for few minutes. Till then my cousin had noticed this for a long time and couldnโ€™t control but ask me about it. I told him the trail of thoughts going in my mind. Putting me out of my misery he just told me that think it like this. Yes, you may not be lucky to have Moon in your hand, but believe me, it wants to be yours.
Thatโ€™s the reason it comes back every night to see you. It’s at a distance because it canโ€™t come to you but from a distance it’s yours.
That thought was totally unnatural but pleasing. But still I knew it will take a month for it to come back to the same shape and for me to look at it like this. Hence decided to absorb all of it through my eyes for all the time it was there.
Similarly, there are certain things in our life that are out of our reach. No matter how much we wish those things to be ours, the real beauty of those things are from a distance and not in capturing them.

14 thoughts on “A night of Daydreaming”

  1. one needs a lot of courage to understand and accept the fact that some people can live in one’s heart but not in one’s life. some distances should be accepted with grace.

  2. Wonderful thing about this article is that you explained harsh fact of life with simple yet elegant past experience.
    And metaphor of ‘blinking eyes’ for moon was good one!

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