A Glared Photograph

Maybe I was impressed by the light, frisky blue-hued sky or maybe it was the ever happily beaming sun that impressed me. Or maybe it was both the light, frisky blue-hued sky (# on the background) and the ever happily beaming sun (# on the foreground) that caught my eye that moment. Whatever it was, I wanted to get a bottle of water and hold it against the never scant rays of the sun, with that wonderfully pleasing sky on the backdrop. I was immediately overtaken by some unknown pleasantness inside me. Surely, it was the right mix of colors that has caught me off-guard with that sudden feeling of calm and peace. Holding the bottle of water against the sun, the sun’s penetrating light rays were turned into imperturbable light glares, bouncing off the contours of the bottle that I held aloft. Funnily, a thought whistled into my head and asked me to compare this awesomeness to those which we see on television, the light glares which we see on diamonds and pearls shown in television advertisements. Of course the advertisers do the glare thing unnaturally and over pompously, but it sets a mark for us to question if humans have come that far as to beat nature in its own playground. And there was hardly any time between the question and the answer in my head.

Humans need a few million dollars worth diamonds and pearls besides a few million dollars worth technology to create these wonderful light glares, but nature has done it with the merest of resources – “a light, frisky blue-hued sky, a happily beaming sun and a bottle of water”- that I could put into one piece at that moment. Being glad with the conclusion that it was still the nature ahead of humans, I smiled inwardly looking at the pleasantness and serenity radiating from the photograph on the 3.5” LED display of the camera and rushed to my personal computer to look at the capture on a bigger display, partly hoping it would make me even calmer and more serene. And I did feel a pinch more calm that moment.

Elation comes when you find ‘light’ enough to enlighten your soul completely and keep it warm for the rest of its existence. Elation is a mundane thing but enlightenment is preternatural.

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