Monday, December 8, 2008

A Smiley in the sky :)

I exited the Malad station that evening, frowning... cursing the overweight Gujju ladies blocking my way...
It was a long and tiring day, full of frustration... Had to run in the college from one department to another, to get my paper work done, and in the end it was a complete waste of time and energy, and as Municipal offices work, I had been called again the next day...

All I could think of is hot mom-made ginger tea that would revitalize my senses... Damn these women... Wish I could just shove them off my path and move ahead!!

And out of the corner of my eye, I glanced at the sky... The sun was setting in the distant horizon... beautiful shades of orange intermingled with the pretty azure sky.. And something just caught my eye... There was a typical formation of the celestial bodies up in the sky... The Venus shone brightly, as it always does at dusk... but there was another bright star besides it, and coupled with the crescent moon over the 2 stars, it formed a perfect frowning sad smiley [:(] turned upside down... Duh!! The Gods are teasing me... I blurted and moved on... Oh God!! These ladies... *Shove* followed by *Curses in Gujju language*.... Blahhhh !!!

There is really some magic in mom-made ginger tea... and coupled with TLC (Tender Loving Care), it was the perfect therapy for a certain sulking Mr. Parag Mahale... all freshened up, I decided to go to my fav space, the terrace... N had sms ed me about a peculiar pattern of the stars and moon.. and I thought, yeah I had seen the frowning face already...

And there it was... right in front of my eye, the perfect Celestial Smiley... :)
I stared at it, Smiling.. It felt like I was smiling with God... Good ol' Lord.. some tricks he plays with us Humans eh??


I ran back home, to get my tripod and cam... and captured a series of pictures...
Meanwhile, I got an sms from K asking me to take the pics of the same... and I had already taken 20 shots by then..

It was difficult times for Mumbai, India and the world... terror stricken city was in shock and despair.. While Hindi news channels were calling this to be a "Shani ka prakop" (The Wrath of Saturn) and were calling out priests to pacify the enraged planet, seems like Venus, Jupiter and the Moon had some other plans... they brought a smile back to the faces of the lowly Human species... God surely is crazy !! :)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I had missed this beautiful scene that day..i was in goregaon n msgs started pouring in but i cudnt see the view at all..guess it was too late by then..me n my friend took pains to see it..ran on the roads,fought wid the watchman to get the terrace keys n finally got them but... all in vain!!!we thought it to be auspicious n just prayed while in the terrace though it was not there and went back home in a sad mood..but luckily we saw it the next evng..but it wasnt a smiley anymore..not even a frown :( just 2 dots farr away from the crescent

Winnie said...

hey doc...this was the most amazing thing tht i ever witnessed...!!!makes me believe in the almighty all the more..btw thnx for sharing this pic...hw i wished i cud capture it and here u are with tht very snap!!thnx a lot... :):)

Priti said...

Hey - I saw it in Dallas too. Apparently - that was the most clear night of the year! We went for a drive to see it, we could also see it from our house :) Your picture is awesome!

Heartfelt Words :) said...

OMG! How did I Miss it? Thanks to u blog i didn't entirely miss it..

Love The moon n the Stars! they create wonders in the sky!

quaintkal said...

yes yes yes i clearly remember the sms!!! lol...lovely day it surely was for us humans too ;)