“It was a beautiful day…”

Hi there,
It has been a long long time and it is almost nostalgic getting back to this blog. I guess staying alone makes you go back to those things which you fail to appreciate otherwise. I have been wanting to write on this for quite some time and finally got myself to do it. This is about Goa and Anindya and I went to Chapora Fort, which is also called the ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ fort.
” The heart is a bloom,
Shoots up through the stony ground…”

These lines are form U2’s immortal song, ‘The Beautiful Day’ and what a day it was!! Walk up the slopes,towards the remnants of the fort and you see the sea extend till the horizon. The lush greenery around made the steep slope inviting and you forget how tired you are. You just stride towards the gate,absorbing the ethereal beauty around you, wondering at the might of the nature and its forces.
You reach the gate, you get inside and suddenly the word ‘ruin’ no longer remains an analogy of destruction. The elements have worked on man’s creation like a sculptor and created an object which only keeps on improving with time.
You start moving towards the battlements and you have one of the most beautiful horizons greeting you. Right in front of you lies the infinite sea,with the sun playing hide and seek with the clouds. On the right side a river flowed towards the multitude,meeting it in a congregation of waves, symmetrically etched out on the blue-grey surface. All this was accompanied by the howl of winds blowing high and mighty. It was almost as if nature was telling man,” look, I can be the conductor and the painter at the same time!” Sitting on the battlements, spellbound by the magnificence around, you just get to realise how insignificant you are in the scheme of the cosmos. Man cribs, complains and struggles through life when all around him is the cogency of his father, provided to relieve him of all this. That day, two friends in the midst of a wonderful spectacle came very close to realizing this.

“What you don’t have you don’t need it now
What you don’t know you can feel it somehow
What you don’t have you don’t need it now
Don’t need it now
Was a beautiful day “

2 thoughts on ““It was a beautiful day…”

  1. Welcome back…sea and ocean do have this kinda effect…u realize how big and mighty mother nature is and how insignificant our existence is in front of her…neways, I guess I also need to go dil chahta hai fort…as u describe it…it should be really really destressin

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