Friday, April 20, 2012

The Sunset of 28th August, 2011 (Aizawl)

It was a Sunday evening at Aizawl, my hometown. The monsoon tears have almost dried up, its already the end of August. Some people hate monsoon, but back at home it's my favorite season of the year. Monsoon may have all its foes, but it is that moment of time which reveals nature's wonder. Monsoon always refreshed the weary souls of nature. It always make me nostalgic. So that Sunday evening, the 28th of August, 2011, I sat in front of my computer goin' online as usual. Since it was a Sunday, whatever time was used was already spent well. Even though I was turning my back against the window, I can feel the light dimming down. But something was different with the light outside that evening. I turned towards the window and I was dumbstruck. Man! I've never seen such a beautiful cloud formation at the dawn of sunset! I grabbed my camera as fast as I could, locked the house and than ran up my terrace. I wasn't satisfied with the view from my house. So I rushed towards my neighbor's building. After getting a number of frames from the tall building next door, I again rushed towards another neighbor's house and stood there till the sun goes down.

It's not everyday that one gets to see such wonders of nature. I feel grateful to the Creator every time I look back at these images. And I'm sure that many of the folks back there in Aizawl who witnessed the sunset of that evening would have also shared the same thoughts as I did! It is one of those moments which could not be brought back at any cost. Memories of that sunset may have been captured in these photographs but what was seen with the naked eye remains a treasure forever.