Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mind Zoom

This is NOT a photograph of  coastal city clicked by someone flying up there.

Believe it or not, this is a photograph of millions of fireflies , clicked amidst the forest trees at night. My blog and FB friend Bhavesh Chhatbar decided to visit the Bhimashankar Hills in near Pune/Karjat in Maharashtra to enjoy the season of fireflies.

Monsoon set in on June 3, and he made the trip on June 8, reaching Bhorgiri, a village on the edge of Bhimashankar at 7 pm.  Do read about this in his photoblog  .

Sometimes, the mind has an ability to zoom much higher than you think......

you look DOWN
at others,
strapped in your hangups
at 32,000,
life blink away
in the cities below,
amidst turbulence.

And sometimes,
you look UP
into the hills and trees
on a monsoon night,
and celebrate
with the fireflies,
all lighting up
again and again and again.

A good start to the monsoon
in the Deccan,
and the mind zooms high,
in delight,
of course,
at more than 32,000 feet....


  1. Mind zoom it is! And what a wonderful capture!! Thank you for sharing! I love your post/photo for the day!!

  2. That is awesome of you to mention about my firefly visit on your blog with some great words going along! :) Thank you very much Suranga :)