That deep inhalation of fresh air..


That day, nature invited me for a deep breath of fresh air. A lone yellow leaf entered my house and extended the loving invitation.

But there were too many other pressing invites too. There was the ipad enticing me to browse the net, and the alluring phone beeped constantly to connect and then the tv tried its best to fascinate me by playing my favourite film. And above all, there were loads of household jobs that demanded my immediate attention but I declined them all and accepted nature’s invite.

As I ran out of our apartment and inhaled deeply…every cell in my body laughed. Freshness entered my being, my eyes brightened and my skin rejuvenated.

Plump berries, wayside flowers and falling leaves greeted me. I had been breathing stale air for so long that I had forgotten what a deep breath of fresh air felt like. I took few deep breaths and wondered why I stopped appreciating the real things in life. Cuddly clouds, blue sky, yellow trees, stunning sunlight..what rare beauty! Minneapolis (USA), being the land of 10,000 lakes, offers soul soothing views throughout the year.

And the moment, I saw the glimpse of this lake amidst thick foliage – my heart sang ….

I sat on a bench browsing nature, connecting with squirrels and rabbits, entertaining myself with the vibrant natural life. How much I had missed this natural abundance! I had been taking these soul touching things for granted…it was entirely my loss.

After spending few minutes in the lap of natural splendour, I felt beautiful and revived.

I promised nature to accept its invite more often from now and got a fleeting kiss from sunrays…

Since then, I have got sucked back into the world of gadgets and stale air and not kept my promise with nature. Technology has once again claimed my life but I need to go back to nature to feel beautiful, loved and glorious.

I cherished that little stolen date with nature…for that deep inhalation of fresh air had literally taken my breath away! Hope to relive that simple yet wonderful day once again…

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11 thoughts on “That deep inhalation of fresh air..

  1. I completely agree with the sentiments you express in this well written piece. There’s nothing to match the beauty of Nature – and lots of fresh air – for making us feel invigorated and at peace with ourselves at the same time. Thank you for sharing those lovely photos, Shivangi. 🙂

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  2. What a lovely visit with nature and so glad to read “After spending few minutes in the lap of natural splendour” you felt revived and perhaps your muse was pleased too

    frolicking
    nature’s splendour invites
    feeling alive again

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  3. deepak

    Found time to read the piece today Shivangi. Very beautifully written, the piece speaks for everyone – we all would love to be in the lap of nature but alas, we are more interested in TVs, gadgets, etc. And that’s why we are becoming older faster than our previous generations.

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