• Sushmita Masurkar

Pretty Skies & Sunsets



In the last two years, I have been looking for places – quiet and calm – with a hope to find a place I could go to whenever I would feel lost. And like any typical Mumbaikar, I have a spot reserved by the sea. A spot that can be reserved by a million others; after all, it is free.


In the last two years, I have witnessed many things by the shore. I would always see an old couple, hand in hand, take long walks. It reassured me that you would eventually find someone who would love you and the long walks. I would see young couples, married for a few years maybe, encouraging their baby to walk a little and be happy when he/she did. I would see children inspiring a group of college students to play catch and run, reminding them of their childhood and the fun. I would see a few people, visiting the shore, just like me. Some with the same person and some often with a new one.

In the last two years, I would sit by the sea, all by myself. As the sound of people and chaos of Mumbai traffic would fade slowly in the background, I would let my hair down. Then embrace the wind flowing through them; close my eyes for a while and wait for the sunset. It was this one thing that never failed to mesmerise me.


In the last two years, I desperately wanted a place to go to – a place where the real-world problems would come to a standstill. So, I found myself a seat by the sea, to calm my nerves and put my inner chaos at peace. As the days passed, I realised that the place of peace need not be always by the sea. It could be anywhere, as long as I could look up and see how pretty the sky today is. 

In the last two years, I know I have struggled with anxiety and chaos in life. But you can look above and see the sky restore your faith in nature, as it certainly did for me. It may even let you see things the way they are, real and pure. Give you the right perspective and peace, much above all. And as it is rightly said –

“When you realise how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”

Because you might be lost at the moment, but the direction in which you are going will let things turn out picture-perfect, much like the sky above your head.

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