The clouds have engulfed all of sky. On the horizons, in patches, where clouds have not been able to spread themselves, the sun sends its sometimes golden and at times silver gleams. These linings present hope that when it’s time, they will splatter the entire sky sunny. The birds are having a great time with the sun on leave today. They hop, fly, and race against their siblings under the safety of clouds that won’t precipitate anytime soon. They are tired from a long night of rain and deserve a break and the weakening clouds. The divine photographer has applied some filters on trees. The greens of the world have become richer in all of one night, the poor greys and hays have received some wealth too. Their apex predators – cattle are out too, and coupled with their commensal friends, egrets, walk to break their fasts.
The sweet soft whiff of zephyr landing on the skin feels like the medicine prescribed by the divine doctor. The birds have banded together for a chirpy concert.
Some flowers managed to stay perched on their parents’ shoulders throughout the night. A few that wanted to break free, did so at the first drop of rain, to create their own destiny. The benches in the parks look their best version, empty, and clean. The rains have brought them some rest as well after a full day’s work. At least till the sun is not out, they don’t have to support the weight of humans and dogs, or that of their egos and emotions.
The sun keeps rising meanwhile trying to break open the yokes of clouds. Perhaps it knows its place in the world and must show up no matter what. There are cracks and there is a shower of rays through the clouds. The cosmic drama contains twists, not much unanticipated for now, but reaches unexpected and unimaginable crescendos when you start thinking about a longer period, think millions and billions of years, or even thousands. We will be there to watch it, as we are now, watching events that unfolded billions of years ago. We might take up a different form, become a single cell organism or become the mirror image of the aliens we are so fond of in our movies. The remnant consciousness of life will still observe.
The clouds do not seem to lose any heart and they keep up with the sun, hovering around to desist it from its habit of stealing the show. It’s not yet time for the drama to end. The suspense must be kept under clouds for some more time. The cattle need more time to go back home with a merry belly. The birdlings want to test their strength for a little longer. The benches are not done with their time off yet.
The audience must get some more time to take out their gadgets and record this moment – in images, sounds, or words. The ones without the gadgets must get some more time to register these moments in the collective consciousness of humanity to pass it down to new humans. With these moments, may the spirit of gratitude too pass down from the elders to the young, of all the species, for our cosmos, that has chosen to keep us as its audience when it can choose to dismiss us at any point of time from this stellar show.