My readers who have been reading my blog for quite some time know how much I value those small, little things in life that are around us all the time but we hardly take notice of these.
My last week was full of such moments when every moment I appreciated the beauty around me that I otherwise tend to ignore. In my previous post, I told you how I believe that distance makes hearts grow fonder. In the same post, I had mentioned that one of the sweet things about going away is gifts!
When Sanjay (I guess I never mentioned it here on my blog that my husband's name is Sanjay! But now you know)went to Chennai, he got me a new camera! I was pestering him to buy me a new (read better) camera since a long time. So, finally last week I got one, a model of my choice and I am elated :) I did not get much opportunity to shoot with my new camera, so on this weekend, when he asked me if I would like to go somewhere I readily suggested him a destination.
In Andamans, we have amazingly beautiful Ross and Smith Islands that have lovely, clean, sandy beaches with crystal clear water. Sanjay agreed to the plan and we started off within 30 minutes. My plan was to watch early sun rise at the island and for this, we had to start from our guest house at 3:30 am!
We reached the island at 4:15 am by dunghi (a wooden boat). It was totally mesmerizing to see the sun rise from the very first ray that you spot on the sea and then seeing it bloom in its full grandeur. This is how it looked before the dawn.
Though, this time it was a bit cloudy and thus we could not see the sun rise like the way we did last time (we had seen the sun emerging from a tiny semi circle to convert and come up into a full blown sphere)but it was a magnificent sight. Thats the sun rise.
We reached back the guest house, had breakfast and came home around 11 am. This was the shortest and the sweetest trip I have had so far and I loved the spontaneity and the togetherness that it combined.
This is it that makes me wonder that life in itself is so spontaneous, dynamic and volatile. But still we often complain it to be regular, monotonous and static. I think the key lies with us. Life is just a medium for us to move. We move, life moves. We stay, life stays!
If we want our lives to be dynamic, we have to bring dynamism in it and make a change! This applies to everything that life engulfs. Even to relationships - you want some passion in the relationships, then create some!
Sanjay is a pure vegetarian. He does not even take eggs, but in Andamans I have become a fish eater. I love having fish. And fortunately, Sanjay does not mind if I take fish while he feeds on to his veg meals. Just the way, I never did mind when initially, on every visit to a restaurant, I had to eat the same Paneer Butter Masala (he still orders only this whenever we go out to eat). This is togetherness.
Early morning when we had to leave at 3:00 am, he suggested he would stay back at the guest house and sleep while I could go to watch the sun rise with my friend. I agreed. I would always want him to be comfortable and I know his comfort lies in sleeping :P When I asked him to stay in the guest house, he instead jumped out of the bed and accompanied me to the island. This is spontaneity.
These are the small, little things that happen to us everyday but we ignore them as we are mostly waiting for some BIG miracle to take place. Don't you think if we enjoy these small things, one day they will club together to become a BIG miracle we had been awaiting?