On a clear night, the sky is forever, far and beyond, nothing but a star studded silence. Seeing him to the door, I saw the Orion’s Belt right in the line of my vision. After his car left the drive way, I went in put on my jacket and a cap, then went out in the cold night and watched the sky … Serene and silent sky, watching me in return. The stars blinked – they only blink! Cold rocks, dead planets, they all blink. what do they care!.
I went in and listened to < man tarpat hari darshan ko aaj>
Later when waiting for the sleep a long gone time visited my sleepy mind. My father was in service, and was posted in Sialkot. Our residence was a three storied house with a distinct feature. I do not have a name for it because I do not remember. It was a kind of Sun Roof. going through all the levels – a 4’x 4′ square ‘hole’ in the roof / floor. If on the ground floor, you stood under it, you could see the sky. I don’t know why I thought of that. Sleep came slowly.
March, 05, 2013