The place i wanna be...

i was driving on the expressway .. running some errand for dad when out of nowhere i found myself wanting to be in this particular place ..
it's a place i've been to.. but it has no name .. it's the place i love more than any other on earth. And i had this uncontrollable urge to go there once again. It was one of those cravings that leave you feeling totally helpless. I couldnt think of anything else at that moment ... just that i wanted to be there more than anything. And i didnt want to fly there or something .. just get instantly transported there .. just GET THERE at that MOMENT.

I last saw this place on a sunny summer morning about 11 years ago....and yet .. i can still smell the crisp clean air .. laden with wafting scents of pine, filling my lungs with that exquisite sharpness that only a cold breath of air can provide. The most satisfying feeling ever .. that freshness. Even after this long .. i can remember little details and yet its the overall picture that left me sighing. lemme describe it just as i remember it ...

It WAS love at first sight... with the sun's rays getting weaker and casting longer shadows as i emerged from the woods into this small clearing high up in the mountains .. rolling hills of soft green grass surrounded by towering forests of a darker shade of green... The air ... just hinting at getting chilly ... our breaths not yet leaving trails. .. the sun with its last hint of warmness .. casting a perfect golden light .. accentuating the greens. A small stream passing by the eastern edge .. disappearing someplace into the slope... glinting in the sunlight ... sparkling with life .. and providing a gentle murmur that was so soothing. No other sounds save the whistling of the wind. Needless to say .. after a long day .. nothing could've made my heart jump with joy more.
The clearing itself sloped up the moutain slopes, gently at the south ... and much more steeply at its northern edge so that .. laying on the grass looking down ... one was afforded a breathtaking view of the glistening peaks and the clear blue skies.

If i thought the first moment of seeing this place was heavenly .... the night brought its own set of charms.... even more precious, even more alluring. The soft moonlight filtering through the pines ... the wind settling down to a standstill .. letting the cold seep in slowly .. the sky lit up by a dazzling display of stars .. brighter than i had EVER seen them .. and more numerous than i couldve imagined. A fire providing warmth and a rich glow on faces .... and yet ... the cold was what was more appealing that night ... gently settling over me ... like a blanket all by itself ... i couldnt take my eyes off the place ..the silence . the pristine beauty. The knowledge that nothing could take away what i had captured in my mind was so satisfying .. i knew that day .. that this unnamed piece of land ... was enough to make me want to save the whole world....

So i lay there ... watching the sky change colors .... the fire reduce itself to glowing embers ... and finally watching the sun beginning to emerge .. i knew it was the love of a lifetime .. and it was my personal heaven ...
It still is ..



Comments

fanny said…
It was love at first sight...A memory that time can never take back...A longing that years can't supress.The only place where I...where you know you can be at peace , with yourself and with the world. The mere thought of it's being, fills me with hope. As if I am there right now, feeling the wind on my arm, the trees on the slopes, next to me...the sight of the slopes calms down the questions inside me. The soft rustling of the water of the stream has become a sound that my senses can never let go of...It's not where I live , but it is the only place that can be a HOME to me...
bhumik said…
ya alrite....wht abt website???
Manee said…
Life has its own way...you want to be somewhere where you want to be or WITH someone you want to be.But life pushes you into places alien to your feelings yet you have to be there as it is supposed to be a part of your existence.Deep down you know its not where you want to be...its where you have to be! ...uhhh..get what i mean??? :-/
furor said…
fanny ... i dont need to say anything to you ... do i ... words just dont cut it .. this is beyond belief ..

manee .. i know exactly what you're talking bout .. n whatever happened to posting new stuff ?? get to it .. i wanna read more stuff ..
Urvashi said…
hi..
read ur posting...eloquently written..furor.i love to read..such emotive words......smtimes.....we simply lv to be smwhere....a place..where we can feel our true self...a place where we can introspect...a place...where we can submerge into the depths of tranquillity....a place..called heaven and the path...is love.....take cr
Urvashi said…
hi..
read ur posting...eloquently written..furor.i love to read..such emotive words......smtimes.....we simply lv to be smwhere....a place..where we can feel our true self...a place where we can introspect...a place...where we can submerge into the depths of tranquillity....a place..called heaven and the path...is love.....take cr
Manee said…
Hey I have a new post. Comment soon...im waiting!
Manee said…
hey karan...its rare that you take so much time to comment on my new post...believe me im really excited to recieve your comments
fanny said…
This person right here , luvs having a ruthless enemy(lol)...watever happened to new posts , by the way ?
Manee said…
So no comments...no posts...when will these dry days end??? ;-)
take care!
ritz said…
i second fanny's motion...whatever happened to new posts sir?
u know...some ppl mite be waiting to read some of the beautiful stuff that um sure is rite there in ur mind and just has to be put down...
so basically...when r u going to get down to it mr.???:-)
the rolling green fields, mountains shrouded in clouds as the backdrop.. away from the everyday rat-race that we call life .. a place where the wind whispers secrets in your ear and the rays of the sun kiss your skin with the same warmth and passion as your lover's lips..
a place where you can close your eyes and rest without having to worry about that sneaky colleague whose trying to get that promotion you deserve .. a place where the only things that matter are the stars in the night-sky and you can just rest your head on your lover's shoulder and sleep like you once slept in your mother's womb... safe, protected, carefree ...
That is where i will be ... someday.. my heart tells me so!

Thoought provoking and really beautiful .. that's what i think of your posts .. but it seems u've stayed back in that place for quite some time ... New posts! and HURRY!

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