Skywatch Friday: The universe from my window

N.B. This is a late post – the photo was taken on the 2nd of April.
What a day! Work was a whirlwind and the weather was a scorcher. By the time I got home, I was ready to collapse. So, I kicked off my shoes, dropped my bag, and flopped onto my bed like a rag doll.

Just as I was about to drift off into dreamland, something unexpected happened. My curtain rod decided to take a tumble. But instead of being annoyed, I was struck by a sense of wonder. With the curtain pulled aside, I was given a front-row seat to a slice of the universe that had been hidden from me.

And oh, what a sight it was! The lace curtain fluttered like a delicate veil, revealing a world bathed in the magical hues of the setting sun. The rooftops stood tall, basking in the last rays of daylight. The distant sounds of the city – honking cars and chattering school kids – filled the air.

I found myself mesmerized by the view. It made me wonder how many such beautiful evenings I had missed in my rush to get things done. Today, it felt like the universe was nudging me awake, reminding me to appreciate the beauty in the overlooked corners of life.

Lying there on my bed, I felt a wave of gratitude wash over me. I was thankful for the fallen curtain rod that led me to this view, for the quiet room that let me hear the world outside, and for the reminder that life can surprise us when we least expect it.

It reminded me of a quote by William Saroyan, “The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” Today, I found happiness in the unexpected, in the mundane, and in the overlooked. And it was beautiful.

So, I’ve decided to leave the curtain rod as it is, a little askew, a gateway to wonder. Who knows what I’ll see tomorrow? Maybe a bird on my windowsill or a rainbow after the rain. Life, it seems, is full of surprises, and today, I found solace in the unexpected magic through my window.

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