Freedom & a Dragonfly Symphony!

Today is the day! Liberation Day! Today, after 2 months, I’m FREE ๐Ÿ™‚

Ishaan’s started school!! He’s Happy & I’m Ecstatic, as well you may imagine! I love my son, no really, I do!ย But, and I know you’re with me on this readers, two months at home entertaining a toddler, while coping with my Dad’s illness, was no picnic in the park! In fact, I venture to say, a more trying and effective form of torture has not been invented! Don’t quote me on this though ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› Don’t get all serious people, just trying to reclaim my sense of humor, that’s been MIA these last couple of weeks.

After what seemed liked a lifetime (I know, I know, it was only two months!), the morning stretched in front of me, long, promising, deliciousย ๐Ÿ™‚ And to think I might have had to wait for another day! Yup! Imagine that! Sacrilege! There was a Goa ‘Bandh’ today (more on that in my next post), which basically meant no public transport and a general shutdown of private enterprise including schools. Government offices were running but probably on skeletal staff. Ishaan’s school however assured me that they were open and that it was business as usual for them, and since school is only a 10-minute drive away, we decided to give it a go. It was pouring this morning (like it has been these last few days), and as I cuddled Ishaan, I must confess to feeling both relief at having my mornings back and guilt at that relief ๐Ÿ˜› This double-edged sword of a ‘Mommy-heart’ is just so…whatever!

Ishaan was happy to be back in school! He’s been asking to go ever so often during the holidays that I dared to hope, he meant it! Turns out he did ๐Ÿ™‚ He kicked off his shoes, and marched fearlessly into class only to slip on a damp patch of floor & land on his tush! That was enough to start the waterworks, especially since Hubby was around! But he calmed down soon enough and was swept away in his teacher’s embrace as she cooed happily in his ear! God Bless all Teachers ๐Ÿ™‚ So with Ishaan happy at school, I spent a lazy morning tackling stuff around the house. Things that I had let slide over time. One large garbage bag of thrash and one angry outburst from Dad later, it was time for a break.

Out in the garden, the rains had taken a break too. As I walked around, I noticed a new Water Lily bloom ๐Ÿ™‚ A vision of beauty on a slender stalk that grows in muddy water…Nature is full of miracles.ย The sight of that flower was such Joy ๐Ÿ™‚ It made me feel like everything was going to turn out fine.ย 

My Zen fix for the day!

I took a lot of shots experimenting with my white balance settings and as I made my way back to the house, I found myself serendipitously in the midst of what can only be described as a symphony of dragonflies ๐Ÿ™‚ They whizzed and darted around the garden to some mysterious rhythm, inaudible to us mere mortals, stopping occasionally mid-air, occasionallyย on a leaf or a flower, those translucent wings beating a million times a minute!! Such grace, such precision, such beauty, such freedom! In that moment I wanted to be a dragonfly. I wanted what they had. An escape to Freedom and the joy of dance! I noticed soon that some were in a mating frenzy! Perhaps that explained all the energy and joie-de-vivre ๐Ÿ˜›

This took me by surprise! Didn't intend to catch them 'in flagrante'!

It’s been so long since I’ve had a moment like this, I’d almost forgotten what it felt like. The joy of it, the peace of it, the serenity of it.ย I did take some shots but mostly I just sat quietly and watched, and let them heal me in the way only Nature and her wonders can ๐Ÿ™‚

A thing of beauty ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been a wonderful start to my week and I wish the same for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s to Dragonflies, Symphonies and the joyful Freedom they bring!

Happy Monday, People ๐Ÿ™‚

9 thoughts on “Freedom & a Dragonfly Symphony!

  1. Hey…I am sure you need this little time for yourself after all that you have gone thru quite recently…your nspas are simply awesome….take care…

    1. Thanks Meeta! I read a post recently that spoke about perspective and I realized it was about time I do something about mine! Have decided not to dwell on the unchangeable and rediscover the happiness in Life! And thankfully…the Happiness is all around ๐Ÿ™‚

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