I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. -George Washington Carver
It happens every day; everywhere. You can’t miss it, unless of course your eyes are shut, or if you live under a rock. It lasts for only a couple of minutes, but is yet described as one of nature’s finest wonders. You can’t fight it – you can try, but you will never be able to defeat it. Come natural disasters, or even war, there is nothing that can stop it from happening. What am I ranting about? A sunrise.
So if it is so routine, why do we give it such importance? If we miss seeing it one day, we know we can catch it the next day. Despite that, we yearn for a morning to sit and cuddle up with our loved ones and watch the sun rise and brighten up the sky. What’s that feeling we get as we watch the sky turn from black to a dark blue to a wondrous orange and ultimately a light blue? You can even close your eyes, and yet soak in its beauty with the warm rays slowly encroaching your body.
Perhaps its beauty lies knowing that you can see it from anywhere, with your naked eye. We sense its immensity as compared to each one of us, and bow down at its presence. As the sun lights up the sky, it slowly reveals your surroundings, brings light to the darkest of nights and even gives a terminally ill patient the satisfaction of having gotten through another whole day.
What’s almost charming is the fact that out of all of nature’s wonders, God chose to make this one accessible to everyone, irrespective of race, religion, caste or gender. Morever, unlike other scenic destinations, everyone sees and feels the same intensity of a sunrise – irrespective of status.
So it’s true then – the best things in life are free.