It’s been a rather noisy night. Huge flashes of lightning lit up the city in the middle of the night.
I step out to assess the damage. The verandah is littered with trash that the storm has decided to leave behind as a souvenir. I dodge the minefield to reach the railing and look outside.
Clear blue skies, and a cool breeze wish me a good morning. A pigeon flies towards the ground. Another one follows it. And soon many others enter the stage from all directions. Someone has just spread out a platter of seeds for them to feast upon.
I look at the trees, to see if there are any casualties. They are injured. They have been stripped off most of their leaves and there is a colourful carpet on the ground. But they stand proud and straight. They do not mind the shedding of leaves, after all, newer ones will grow. They have survived the night, and its time to savour their victory. The breeze is playing a gentle tune, and they are swaying to it.
Soon the city madness will resume, and last night’s events will be forgotten. But till then, I will stand here, in the middle of the mess, soak in the fresh air and watch nature celebrate spring.
12 replies on “A New Day”
Missed this somehow, it is beautiful!
🙂 Was inspired by some of the bloggers who feature some of their old posts… Will probably bring out some other old posts as well, at a later stage… Glad you like it 🙂 I always look forward to your comments 🙂
I like that image of the trees doing a gentle dance to celebrate their survival.
🙂 Glad you like it 🙂
even i missed this :p, your style of story telling is very beautiful, it makes the content very interesting. 🙂
🙂 thank you 🙂
“…The verandah is littered with trash
that the storm has decided
to leave behind as a souvenir…”
– souvenir – made me smile …
As did your comment 🙂
“… बरामदा कचरे से अटे पड़े है
तूफान का निर्णय लिया गया है कि
एक स्मारिका के रूप में पीछे छोड़ने के लिए … “
🙂 that fragment had me confused for quite a while… so I went back to google.translate to re-translate it! And it came out pretty weird… But I figured out which statement was translated… Thank you for taking the time out to stop by 🙂
is my Hindi fragment correct there? Could YOU make it better?
“city madness will resume,
and last night’s events
will be forgotten…”