The Japanese are known to express themselves through many a poetic word that rarely has any English equivalents. Today’s picture depicts an untranslatable Japanese word that might sound familiar to many of you. The word is Komorebi [koh-moh-reh-bee] which captures the effect of sunlight streaming through the leaves of the trees. I love how it connotes an interplay of light, and a delicate balance of aesthetics between the shadows and the leaves. And, how can one miss those rays of light that stream into the freshly grown grass and spread all around, to fill our souls?
Sheer bliss for every nature lover! How my heart swells with gratitude thinking of the times I’ve enjoyed soaking up the early morning sunlight! How can I forget the days when it led me to face the day’s challenges with a newfound sense of hope and optimism? The best pick-me-up on a difficult day, no doubt. The ideal way to enjoy solitude in a sun-soaked balcony while watching the world go by. And a million such moments that come and go every day.
This picture was shot during an early morning walk in the old neighbourhood where we lived for nearly ten years! I miss the walks, the old familiar stone-clad paths and the blinding sunlight filtering through the leaves entering right into my soul. Beautiful moments, that were once lived and breathed in, now treasured as cherished memories. Life leads us into newer ways, far beyond what we ever imagine. Our job is to move on, irrespective of what comes up. C’est la vie, my friend. Life goes on!
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