A New Day! In my wildest dreams, I had never imagined sunrise to be among my favorite words.
For until recent, I had associated it only with fatigue, groggy eyes and an unearthly hour to wake up to.
Then the meaning changed…..
The day you realize that life is just a successive number of sunrises and nothing else and if you keep missing them you are going to soon wake up to nothing more than nothingness, you ironically rise up.
So, I changed its inference in my dictionary.
I made it a synonym for -New dreams, new laughs, new insights, new fantasies, new goals and new directions.
Of course I still refuse to start my day with five Surya Namaskars, for that alone would just be sheer torture in my case.
Sunset for that matter is luckier; it at least gets an au revoir from me once in a while.
Just the other day, my three year old nephew tugged my hand at Joggers Park, stomped on the concrete track and demanded, “Make the sun stop setting.”
I looked at him defeated. I kept promising him all day in emotional spurts that I would do anything for him and there I was standing unusually helpless before the enchanting gold ball that was slowly disappearing before our eyes.
“Stop it,” he was close to howling now, “I don’t want it to set.”
The sun was in no mood to listen to us and I walked along wondering….Would that ever happen?
We have mastered almost every single thing we could get our hands on and our brains around.
Words, actions, technology, progress, evolution.
As adults we have insisted on controlling almost everything within our radar.
Thankfully, what we simply cannot seize is ‘nature’.
The Trumpiest Trump in the Universe, the brainiest squad of NASA, the fastest space orbiters, the chants of all the holiest saints of the world put together… no one and nothing could have stopped that sun from setting.
There are some things that are simply beyond our command.
And though I felt sad for letting down my little one, for just this once I wish I had David Copperfield’s chest of illusions hidden in my sling purse, it gave me immense contentment reflecting that there were some forces in this universe which were way out of our league and reach.
Some places we will never be able to taint with our greed, some missions which we will repeatedly fail at and some phenomenon that we will have no power over, ever; until the end of time.
Sunrise, sunset, the ebb and flowing tides, moon shimmer , the four winds, the Northern lights, the shooting star, gravity, cosmic design, love …oh what a relief it is knowing that some things will always be!