If you have read Wordsworth or Keats, knowing that the most beautiful things around us are the ones we take for granted is not a big deal! One such gift, that each of us can love and enjoy visits with us 29 days in 29 different forms. However, we have no Leisure to admire this beauty. Though she walks in beauty, we hardly ever have a moment or two where her beauty is admired in peace. But this beauty can leave you breathless, when you are in the middle of nowhere.
On an island, 15 kms from civilization, in the middle of a lake, your perspective can change, if you have the chance to gaze at an almost full moon. If that moon is flanked by clouds, it can be the most beautiful sight you can imagine. The white light shining on almost still waters, that you can hear hitting the low deck – it is almost out of a novel. And when you spend an hour with a dedicated photographer who waits for 15 minutes wanting to get that perfect shot of the moon, for the cloud cover to make space, you live another delightful experience!
People wax eloquent about the night, and looking at this picture, it is impossible to not fall in love with the quiet solitude that a moonlit night offers. You stand in the shadows of the walls, watching the moon show her reflection in the glass like water and it is a feeling that just can’t be put in words. You don’t want to move, don’t want to breathe. You just want to be with someone who would understand your silence. However, a good friend would fit the bill just fine! And if your friend is in love with the silent night, the results can be amazing clicks!
With the moon playing hide and seek behind the clouds, the only thing we could do was stand and wait. I learnt a lot about photography in those few minutes, I must say! And just as the dark clouds running havoc in the sky decided to engulf the moon, this happened and was caught on frame!!
I was lost for words, and wanted this moment to live forever! I still want it to live forever. And so, for the first time in my life, I fumbled around for words, wanting to sing praises and wanting the moment to stop – for me to continue to remain fascinated, awestruck by the realisation that whatever mankind might achieve and create, they can not match what is!