Saturday, April 4, 2009

Starry night

There’s something about heights. It just takes the idea of being on a “higher plane than the rest of the world” to a completely new level! And when she was on her terrace with the diamond-like stars looking at her with that benevolent gaze, there was nowhere else she wished to be. The stars had always been special to her. She was called the lady with eyes as beautiful as stars. That evening on the terrace, she could let her thoughts run completely astray, with nothing to bring them back to life. Her thoughts could reach out to all the infinite spaces she could see above her, her thoughts could fly!

She spanned her vision across the sky and saw every star that twinkled up above. Each one of them had its own staggering beauty. She had never imagined why the sky was so remarkable to her, but it was. The moon stood righteously in its place, ceaselessly moving towards the horizon. The same journey every day, the same purpose forever, that unending strife. She wondered about the journeys of life.

Why was the human race, she mused, so fascinated with the sky? So fascinated with that dark mist studded with gemstones of unspeakable beauty? Why so many before her times had spent their lifetimes looking at the sky, trying to find meaning out of it? Something she’d heard about the human tendency of being inquisitive. Some conversation she’d had in the past. Something about wanting to know more than what we do already, all the time. The thoughts swirled through her head, and the very idea of that fog gave her immense happiness. If this is what being high felt like, then she wanted to look at the sky forever. She saw one of the stars winking down upon her and she looked away, with a slender grin.

Looking into the depths of space, she knew she wasn’t the first one to look into its profundities and be in awe of its beauties. She knew how much it meant to her ancestors. It was those very stars that had not just stood as the immortal markers of direction to the ones lost at sea, but as a sign of hope to many a writer who lost his source of inspiration. She pictured the generations before her staring into that very sky, those very massive bodies giving out that very light, imagining how it all came to be, imagining how much of the universe there is to understand, imagining how much beauty there is in the world.

“There’s just WAY too much beauty to be unhappy!”, she wondered aloud. She realized how the advents in physics had come to change the opinion of the world about the sky. How, for some, the sky was an object of study to implement mathematical equations. For most, the sky was just a hundred and eighty degrees of a blind spot. For few in every generation, however, the sky was obdurate beauty. An ideology which beings of the earth could never reach, but always strived to. She felt the happiness inside her on so many thoughts of beauty revolving around her together.

She wanted the happiness to linger. She wanted to be happy. Forever!

7 comments:

me, as i am said...

:)

brilliant! i wish i could put my thoughts into words like you have...

that, and ever wondered how stars make you see the past? :) (and that too, different 'pasts') and no matter what happens, (in your lifetime at least) these stars would always be as they always had been, and you can always look up, sometimes you might not see them, but they always will turn up, it might take a season though.

and yes, there really is way too much beauty to be unhappy, we just need to get into another dimension :)

hope this made some sense...

again, thanks :)

Mëtalakutty said...

Nice read man! :) Way ta go!

Nikita said...

NOW i feel like writing bout stars :)
and nice title btw..Joe Sat :D

and like i'd said i was gonna write:
NTresting :) :) :P

charlie said...

and then she called herself lucy and the beatles made a song about her.

anu said...

Beautiful!

The most beautiful thing in life, is to be happy :)

Yulia D'Souza said...

beautiful way of putting it.......if only more people realised just how beautiful life is.......

vadiraj said...

i like it when i am high. i like many more things (and sometimes even those which i generally dislike) when i am high. i like commenting on blogs when i am high. i like to tell people that i am high, when i am really high. so actually its difficult for me to tell whether i would have liked this post if i wasn't high. as of now, i liked it.