It’s quarter past 1 at night. With the early winter breeze blowing and the slight light coming from the street lamp at a distance, a night person like me cannot ask for more to have the perfect ambience. After a long day’s work nothing soothes me more than the sound of my xylophone. So, I bring it out and start to play. The notes go haywire for a while, but soon I set my hands in the rhythm of the melody n play! Ah, my mind is traveling to a parallel universe it seems. The melodious vibrations striking softly onto my ears give me the eternal joy. I can feel the peaceful calm of the breeze being personified by the symphony surrounding me. A million thoughts cross my mind but I succeed to surpass them.
My eyes shut, hands in the repetitive motion and the sweet early winter breeze kissing my cheeks and caressing my hair, I find my heaven in my garden. Just then I realize, no matter what all went through the day, I am happy now. How insignificant and minute my problems seem to me at this moment.
The night’s stillness has me engrossed in its wraps. With my eyes closed, my thoughts are now flowing in some unknown and unexplored direction. Can it be possible? I ask myself. I am drawn to the ideas which once seemed far fetched. But it is happening. I am looking at a wider horizon. The possibility of the change, the possibility of a newer and a fresh tomorrow seems tangible now. The disappointment of past tragedies and failure sheds away. I am a new me. With a whole new vibe of positivity I open my eyes. A faint smile appears on my face. My hands come to a pause immediately and my xylophone gets a rest. And now I hear the sweetest melody of all, the one my heart makes now. Oh! This midnight symphony I’d missed since far too long, and today I hear it again!
Only when you can hear someone’s heartbeat, you can experience the most beautiful melody.