The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!

(Rumi)

Scattered white and grey clouds, light drizzle, perfect weather for a dawn walk. The quietness, the peace, that is what inspired me to take a walk in this cloudy-rainy weather. Not even a single chirp of a bird or the song of a rooster. The previous night was a hell of a show as I followed the clues of destruction left behind by the previous night’s hurricanes. Sweet destruction, more appropriate to say, as the ground was showing a clear reflection of distracted sky. Everywhere I look, it’s a sight of Heaven. The moon was in its last phase, few stars were visible, soaking every moment they could before they hid behind the glory of Sun. I could forecast the weather; it was going to be an awesome day.
Empty basketball and volleyball courts, empty cricket grounds. Empty swings being swung by the chilly breeze. The grass was damp, oh the feelings it gives when you walk on it barefooted. Flowers were ripe and blooming with sweet love, spreading everywhere. Water, drop by drop, tear by tear, dripping off the leaves. Everything looked fresh as it was born overnight. The crunchy sound it creates when you walk on the fallen leaves. Oh the voice of each rustle of a leave, they fulfilled their purpose even after they had fallen down. They kept me at peace.

The sun was rising ever so slowly, enjoying every bit of what the moon had left. The birds were ever so excited. My soul was screaming for every single touch of the golden glimpse on my skin. Swans were taking bath in crystal clear water. I love when the dogs fly and the cats bark, see my world is upside down. You might call me crazy but believe me I’m not crazy; I’m just out of my mind. Some people never go out of their minds. What truly horrible lives they must lead.

At last, the glory rose with its golden wings covering the whole sky. The sunshine on my face was warm enough to make my heart sing and my soul dance. My whole body was directed towards the sun, soaking every single breath of the Sun. My body was shivering with the warm touch of the Sun. My one eye sees while the other feels every moment. Most people don’t understand that every single day is a miracle, every single second is a blessing. Beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder.

“Go tell the majestic sun
to preserve its precious rays,
We’ll teach the core of our own beings
to glow with its light”

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Written by: Muhammad Shahroz

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