Monday, August 23, 2010

You are new here, arnt you? the voice was really sweet but i couldnt see the face in the pitch dark but i did promptly said Yes and walked towards the dinner hall. Me and sterelin thought it would be a nice experience to camp ourself at forest and couldnt fail to appreciate the experience that we had in the nightly night forest. That night after we gave a bountiful dinner to our souls and around of mocktail we both settled around the camp fire and we couldnt help but admiring and silently appreciating each other. we stayed to chat and catch up a little but it was freezing cold. There was one more couple from Australia who was with us in the fire camp and sharing the same kind of experience with us. After sometime the lady host took us around for night walk in the forest and gave a big surprise. We started walking in the complete dark and walked out of the resort then I looked on both the sides of the highway the forest looked eerie and the darkness and this was a sinister opposite to what i have planned.

Lets go to the left i told sterelin and sincerely followed the lady host. we crossed the road and entered a thicket of trees. it was dark like the scene you would expect in a horror film involving unfriendly ghosts and vengeful sprits. i said to myself not letting go of sterelin hand whom i deeply admire. i felt fear creeping up. it was a scary night it was dark i didnt know what kind of forest this was i didnt know what wild animals lived here. I thought that my soul would be released in the walk. Suddenly the lady host asked us to stop and look up. Oh my god..Wow! I love the starry sky. it reminds me that there is a whole big universe out there. There could be other planets with life forms there is a higher intelligence out there and lady host secretly took us traveling through galaxies and planet. she was showing the different shapes in the form of stars and we are spotting out Orion Leo and Leo belt , regulus, Saturn, Hercules.

The Milky Way is a fuzzy glow of so many stars shining at us that we can’t distinguish any of the stars. Me and sterelin was excited to identify the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are visible to the naked eye. North Star and Sirius was easy to spot because it is the brightest star in the sky and all the time I was starring at them. Lady host was showing us the two star nebulas,– the Horsehead Nebula (which gets its name from it’s horsehead shape) and the Orion Nebula (which looks like the middle ‘star’ of Orion’s sword). i want my walk to lead me to the new star world. i was so surprised at what i had just saw that i forgot my fear of the dense dark forest. Everything around was dark almost pitch black suddenly lighteninig lit up the path. everything around me looked gresyish. Oh my god this is my first star gazing experience!

Friends, try out ! It creates lot of interest In you to find what’s all out there instead of just white twinkly things,”


Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Your writing is so beautiful! I felt like I was right there, star gazing.

Malini Mohan Kumar said...

Thank you so much! I am glad that you felt it that way:)