That Day Before Sunrise….

Many a times we travel during night, or we are away from the comforts of our home for some work or the other. And the night hour gives it a special touch as we collect these moments in our memory box.

Years ago we were travelling from Mumbai to Goa by road. It was a night journey. After hours of travelling we took a halt at Chiplun, a small town along the western coast. It was just past 4 O’clock in the morning, still very dark.

I sat on a side wall, enjoying the cool breeze of a summer night. Then some soft tinkling sound drew my attention to a narrow side-road near the main highway. A row of bullock-carts was slowly proceeding along that way. Not much could be seen in the darkness.

Pairs of white bullocks with long, pointed horns were pulling the carts. The bells around their necks were creating a rhythmic tune. This was accompanied by the creaking sound of large cart-wheels. A small lantern was hung beneath each cart and it swung with each movement, throwing patterns of shadows around.

It was just a simple scene, perhaps found in any village. Nothing spectacular. But the fading night gave it some magical touch. And the scene gained a special ring around it as it found a place in a corner of my mind. Now, whenever I’m out at that hour, automatically the sound of rhythmic tinkling of bells rings in my mind.

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This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

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8 thoughts on “That Day Before Sunrise….

    • Savita Shetty September 11, 2017 / 1:36 pm

      Yes, sometimes simple memories last quite long; that’s what I feel.
      Many thanks for visiting the post and reading it :).

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  1. shwetadave09 September 11, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Sometimes some happenings make it memorable beyond 🙂 Lovely picturisation Savita 🙂

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    • Savita Shetty September 11, 2017 / 2:24 pm

      Yes, simple things but lasting memories indeed! Thank you so much for stopping by and appreciating the post 🙂

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    • Savita Shetty September 13, 2017 / 9:40 am

      Sometimes old memories are like a touch of cool breeze, aren’t they? So nice of you to stop by and share your nice words, Thank you 🙂

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  2. Madhavi September 15, 2017 / 5:17 am

    The esthetic approach towards life is very soothing to the minds of the present generation, which is always busy in the mundane activities. recently i have travelled through the rural side of Maharastra and at 4 pm in the evening i could see the women in the villages sitting in a group , draped in clean clothes and chatting with each other.It is very beautiful sight to see and it is rare too. so when the eye is observing beauty in nature then every small thing brings happiness to the soul!

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    • Savita Shetty September 16, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful travel experience, Madhavi; you’ve put it in exact words – ‘every small thing brings happiness to the soul’. Thank you 🙂

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