When Tagore wrote “Aundho janey deho aalo, mrito janey deho praan”…which literally translated means, “Give light to the blind and life to the dead”, the allusion to life and light had huger connotations than the eyes could envision or breath could enfold.
Those days when life shied away from the extravagant, sleepless nights were whiled away on the terrace gazing at the stars yonder trying to gauge the distances the twinkles traveled to tempt us.
Today our worlds have shrunk to the state-of-the-art-gear which has the power to enlighten our existence without stretching the hands or bothering the fingers.
In our microcosm of reality, an uninterrupted supply of electricity is a mandate which every ruling or aspiring Political Party would hold dear to inveigle popular support.
However, for those who have shunned the rudiments of comfort for greater gains, light is like the match struck in abysmal darkness – the Moment’s Truth, which can light life forever!
I had clicked the break of dawn with my Nokia Mobile from the balcony – an impulsive move instantly archived awaiting deletion from the folder someday. It was just one of those clicks which had included the unwanted within an un-premeditated frame – the poking steel ladder, the intruding overhead cables, the ungainly street light!
But today, as I look at it, I realize seldom do we seek that streak of light which breaks us free from the shackles of everyday chases and chores, though it may have been present all the time around us to imbibe!!!
A strip of dawn, a priceless gift, fondly handed down to us every day by Nature Divine, which we choose to either ignore or give a miss. Or foolishly endeavor to imprison in an unpretentious shot in an utterly nonchalant mood!
This post is my first entry to PADE, the Picture A Day Experiment, a 31 Day Photo Challenge, wherein each participant shall post an image as per the theme of the day under today’s theme – Light. To know more about it, click here.