I went to a post-supper stroll into the garden and there met with two charming surprises! Just like ocean, a garden too, has its own rawness at night that some find scary and others (like me), appealing. The silence, the constant murmuring of unknown and invisible creatures and presence of a few nocturnal birds like the one with long legs and grey and black chest, is attractive. I often see that bird walking all over the grass, even at late night!
So, as I never pluck flowers to enjoy fragrance, I went really close to a Champa tree and dug my nose into a bunch of its flowers! Oh! What divine smell these lovely flowers emanate! Just then, as if the tree gifted me one, this flower fell on the grass! I picked it up and smelled it around for half an hour and it provided me with much relaxation. Simple things can be very blissful; we just need to open our minds!
Secondly, I spotted a very sweet little birdie enjoying a good night’s sleep on a branch of a jamun tree! She was really tiny and I am quite confident that she must be a Hummingbird- a yellow chested, olive green and black feathered cutie pie dozing with eyes shut. My dog used to sleep this way, like an infant. It is a fun in itself to watch little animals taking a nap and their post nap stretching! I have seen such birds many times here; their eyes are like two glittering black beads and they present a very lively and admirable color combination. It is fun to watch them taking nectar from flowers as they never rest at any flower and are always suspended like a helicopter. It was such a calming site and it kept me glued for a few moments.
I said a little prayer and hopped inside, with a wide smile on my lips and serenity filled in my heart. Amazingly, all this delight is derived from the most mundane of things!
Thank you God!