Once I was traveling from Kochi to Chennai by train. An Israeli tourist was sitting next to me. He was looking out of the window constantly. I tried to make a conversation. He just mumbled a word or two and continued to look outside. Although this puzzled me, I left him alone wondering what was there to look so much outside. When the sunlight faded and it became dark outside, he looked at me and smiled. He said now he was prepared to talk. I asked him what was there that he had to look outside continuously. He said there is so much beauty and wonder out there which can be appreciated only in day light. In the dark nothing can be seen and therefore he is prepared to talk and enjoy a friendly conversation.
At that time this statement of the tourist sounded foolish to me. I was always a man of hurry. I always wanted to get things done yesterday. I was worried about business, job security, big savings bank account and future. I spent almost 35 years in this fashion. I was not interested in enjoying the beauty around me. I had no time to appreciate the wonders God spread before me.
Now that I have started blogging and using a camera to substantiate my statements, I fully appreciate the wisdom of that Israeli tourist. Here are some photos of the sun and sunlight for you to enjoy. Please click on the photos to get a larger view.
Sunlight chasing the bird.
Sunlight on the tree.
Old man watching the sun set.
Sun playing hide and seek.
Sun light glittering on the waves.
Sunlight on the tall building. This building mainly houses IT companies.
Sunlight on the stall owner.
Sunlight on the sea water
Sun light on one of the cannons on the fort with which the British fought their enemies in the sea.
If you want some sun light you can come to Kochi. I will serve it for breakfast, lunch and evening tea. If you want more, I will fill it in a gunny bag for you to carry home.