Thursday, October 29, 2009

Winter comes calling

It was not until the night of 27th that I noticed a nip in the air and the hitherto cool breeze now having turned a tad cold.

That evening, on my once-in-a-while-solitary-walk-in-the-park, often the moment in time for deep reflection, I noticed a different hue in the night sky, layered in shades, rather gradients of gray and black, dotted with pulsating twinkles of stars, several light years away, yet powerful enough to make themselves visible to the eye - one of the many paradoxes of life itself, in the connotation that what one sees is not always where one arrives at! 

If you have listened to A Change of Seasons by Dream Theater, the musical marvel where one remembers "a time when the frail, virgin mind watches the crimson sunrise and imagines what it might find", you know that "life is filled with wonder and the feeling of the warm wind blowing, with an inherent need to explore the boundaries and transcend the depth of winter's snow!"

That "I'm much wiser now, a lifetime of memories that run though my head, those that taught me how for better or worse, alive or dead, I realize there's no turning back and that life goes on the offbeaten track!"

I'm forever in awe of how intricately woven life is, changing with times and seasons, maturing the living with every single passing moment, constantly adherent of its purpose!

And I'm wondering, "Where am I going today?"

33 comments:

  1. How do you manage to write so beautifully Rakesh ?

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  2. No office today?? :)

    & then its said -- Your legs will lead you, if your mind is lost :)

    joke aside - a beautifully written post, Rak :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  3. Vimmuuu

    Thanks so much! I'm real glad to know that you think this is good! Writing has always been a passion that I so much connect with!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  4. Lakshmi

    Thanks so much! Truly appreciate your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  5. Devika Chechi

    Oh yes, I do have office today and am at work!

    This post comes from my early morning hour - something that I've realized is the best time to write!

    Thanks very much!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  6. you know , u mesmerized me with your words man!!!, beautiful, I yearn to write as well as you do.

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  7. Shahid

    Wow! Thats a huge compliment and makes me feel on top of the world!

    Trust me, when I tell you that I take immense inspiration from my surroundings and observations!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  8. What u had blown here is cool breeze and I’m so much pleased by your beautiful lines.

    Hum... nature in ones of a greatest inspiration for us and it always want us to express something beautiful. hope u have such more moments.

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  9. Jeevan

    Thanks so much for those wonderful words of support and appreciation! I'm thrilled :)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  10. You are a good writter my dear friend --- keep on you have talent
    Its always a pleasure to read your post :)

    (Here is every day fresh breeze ;)

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  11. Anya

    Thanks so much! I get such an unmatched high reading your comments of appreciation!

    I hope you are feeling better now, and that your health is back on track!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  12. Change if seasons is an Amazing song :) with a Capital A :) nice linking :)

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  13. Hi rakesh,
    Nice article. I think life wouldnt be much fun if we know where we are going. Only a man who fights with life and its grandeur will have stories to tell the world.
    So, live life king size and tell your story pal.
    Cheers!

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  14. Vibu

    Yes - A change of seasons is a wonderful track, with a capital A - affirmative!

    Thanks pal!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  15. Jayant

    Yes indeed, life will be no fun at all if the path is revealed and hence makes is all the more mysterious to comprehend!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  16. this year, after many years...winter is approaching at the right time..
    walks in the park have become a luxury to me, my favourite place in delhi, the lodhi gardens are too far..but i do make it a point to visit it and reflect on my life.....sometimes i terribly miss those alone moments when i used to jog in the park and watch the suset and dusk!!!
    a lovely post rakesh and brought mback some nice memories for me!!

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  17. and oh yes!!!!..i have heard change of seasons by dreaamtheater....absolutely lovely piece!!...its one of my favourtie songs!!

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  18. Bhavesh

    Thanks so much for the thoughtful present :)

    Truly appreciate it and on behalf of my blog, thanks very much!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  19. Shooting Star

    Right - this year the winters have come announcing on time, something that we missed over the years!

    Having been in Delhi & Gurgaon, I know how winters there are and how wonderful the beautiful parks continue to be - such as the Lodhi Gardens! I love that stretch a lot!

    Am glad this post made you smile! :)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  20. Very well written post...The Creator knew the purpose but the creation is unsure...may be He wanted it that way when He created. Enjoy the chill...Cheers.

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  21. Old Monk

    Indeed - the creater knew very well of what the purpose is and it is only the creation that lives in doubt. As you say, perhaps for the same reason that evolution happens only then!

    Thanks very much!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. Ah... u're lucky u have winter. Chennai only 2 seasons... hot and hotter. How I miss cold days! gosh!

    coming back to your post... it's nice to appreciate nature. i love looking at sunrise/sunset. it gives me a high really. love it.

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  23. I can but agree, some very nice writing here! :-)

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  24. ohh yes its surprising that we are experiencing winters at the 'right' time after a pretty long time.. nice writing.. enjoy the weather and scribble something more.. :)

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  25. AJ

    Yes! Mightly lucky I'd say! Having been to Chennai twice for not more than 8 hours, I know how that feels!

    Also, I'm glad you found my post interesting!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  26. Ajeya

    To a place far far away, buried deep in the recesses of my mind! :)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  27. Peter

    Thanks very much! I'd glad you liked it!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  28. Aria

    Winters are a lot of fun, aren't they?

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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