December 2, 2015

A Perfect Escapade

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The sun has just risen all bright and warm hinting at the beautiful day just begun. Peeking out from behind a cloud even though he invites me, at the same time, it seems as though he wants to hide from the world. The clouds race away carelessly brushing the blue sky gently with their white, snowy appearances. A slight chill fills the air but I am at ease. Thanks to the sun-kissed rays of warmth around me.

I look out the window and feel at peace. It’s what I always wanted. Or maybe everyone else does too. A quiet place, lots of sunshine, a brisk breeze and everything engulfed by beautiful Mother Nature.

Oh but wait! How could I forget to appreciate Mother Nature? She looks like an enchanted riot of hues what with fall upon us. Her colors lay strewn everywhere my sight takes me. Ignoring the plush brightness of her red, yellow or orange is highly unachievable especially when they stand out against the backdrop of the calm blue skies. She teases me further to look at the horizon and encourages me to forget this moment. She attempts to take my breath away but no matter what, I must return to my environment.

The walls of my room stand adorned and it indeed has been the desirable fruit for all my efforts over years. From the classic William Shakespeare to the contemporary Stephen King, from the dusty trails of historical times to the best-selling catches of fiction, from the subtle poetry to the magic-filled  memoirs, they all reside in the multitude of books lined up around me looking upon as I go on.

Sitting in this quaint cottage, deep within the woods, surrounded by the foliage of the country makes me a poet on some days or a critic on the others but what I enjoy the most after a few hours of this romantic escapade are seeing my thoughts take form through my pen and paint wholesome experiences in my empty journal.

Just before I end, I look up once more and watch it all gone. The travel back to reality is hard but necessary. What I envision in my dreams remains a dream but until then I shall go back and visualize myself all alone in that cottage, looking out the window and blissfully writing away.


Yours' truly,
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16 comments:

  1. There is a certain serenity in silence that can take you away... and sadly, getting that silence is tougher and tougher to achieve these days. A break away from the city life to the woods and away from interruptions is sometimes necessary... it helps you see the world around you in a whole new light

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    1. Well said Roshan ! I personally undergo that feeling every once in a while where I want to escape the pandemonium of my life and live in the deep woods, to connect with nature and rejuvenate myself. Wish we could have such options :)

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  2. This is so beautifully written, EM. I can picture myself in your perfect escapade. It's perfect! :)

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    1. Thanks Vinitha ! I would abscond from my life, if I had one such place available. :D

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  3. That was beautiful :)
    It took me away, albeit briefly to my favorite spot in the mountains - where I can only hear the water stream babbling away.
    beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you Pixie. ;) Glad my post could transport you away from the hustle-bustle of our busy lives, even though it was brief.

      Mountains surrounded by babbling brooks - wow, that is another favorite of mine too.

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  4. It was magical I have to say because it happened to transport me into the woods amidst the foliage sitting under the sun and dreaming. Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and for visiting, Anamika ! :)

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  5. That was a Wordsworthian world you took me to! Solitude, books and sometimes a respite from the mundane, what better to bring out the imagination bubbling forth in the form of words. Beautiful written!

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    1. Thanks Kala and glad you liked it ! :)

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  6. For a moment you took me out of my room and into nature. Very nice.

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    1. Thanks Suzy ! I am happy I could transport you into nature even if it was brief :)

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  7. Pure bliss! Beautifully written, EM! :)

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    1. Thank you Aditi and for visiting too :)

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  8. Such a lovely word picture. Reading this made me wish I were in such a place.

    Arlee Bird
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. Thank you Arlee for the kind words and for visiting! You words made my day :)

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