A window with a view

Airports at night always give a warm and cosy feeling. The brightly lit up arrival lounges give me a innate feeling of home coming and a warm welcome. The runway lit up with green, blue and red lights add to the festive air. I love the window seat in the aircraft, though cramped, it gives an unobstructed view while landing and take off.

The other night we boarded the plane from Delhi to Mumbai at night and as usual i was sitting at the window. The weather was cloudy and I wasn’t expecting to get much of a view. As the flight took off, the grand lights of the capital were laid out before us – through the thin veil of clouds they appeared in a gentle haze as though viewed through a big plastic bubble. However soon the plane passed through the clouds and the artificial lights were completely over-shadowed by the luminous grace of the moon – a beautiful full moon that lighted up the wing of the plane with its lovely silvery beams. It reflected off great pools of water on land like a huge beacon of light shining into the blackness of the night.

It was not to last though – the aircraft soon entered into water saturated cumulous clouds. The show however wasn’t over yet – the blinking white lights at the wing tip of the plane lit up the water spray from the wing and it appeared to my eyes, like a glorious burst of diamonds shooting from the wingtip.

The cloudy skies made of an almost fairy tale like view from that aircraft window – a view that i’m not likely to witness again for a long time or forget ever.

Romantic Powai

The fresh new moon rose over the multi-colour lit high rise apartments at Powai. Moonlight washed over the rippling waters of the lake. The breeze that blew over the walkway around the lake ruffled the leaves and sent chills down ones spine… it was a true Mills & Boons moment when the hero walks over and surprises the heroine. Reality knocks … and quiet loudly .. it’s friday night and i’m leaving office at 8:30 pm, waiting at the Powai bus stop for a bus which most likely i missed in my enthusiasm to capture that lovely moon (on my mob :'() and my hubby is calling to find out if I would get dinner since he was in mourning that Rahul Dravid has retired.