…… is the best way to connect with my loved ones.
It transcends all other forms of communication.
It’s serene and restful.
My happy channel.
It is in no hurry to meet the Sun.
It’s with me during the most romantic time of day – the night.
It gives me a pacific smile as I look into its face, the mirror.
I ask if it can see my loved ones too.
“Yes, at the same time,” comes the reply.
I fix my gaze for the glimpse of them reflected in its face.
It’s the same moon that is with me as with them.
The sweet Moon of the night.
With me for 14 nights a month.
Sirius, its proxy, for the rest 14. But it’s rather slow in understanding my needs. Neither it knows how to smile, nor has a reflective face.
Overcast nights bring a lockdown.
I eagerly await the natural satellite, dubbed by me ‘the star of the night’, – the Moon.
It takes me to my loved one.
14 nights are better than none.
…. Sapna Dhandh Sharma
Image credit: History Channel.