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Updated: Sep 8, 2021

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”

-Helen Keller

There are moments in your life where you feel low, the point where you feel everything is stagnant. But, actually it’s just a shadow that will just pass with time. At times like these, hope can do wonders. ‘Hope’ is like a ‘sunshine’ that motivates us to move out of the shadow.

Yes, we can’t always be happy. In fact, we shouldn’t always try to be, after all we are just mortals. But, in this race of life, thinking constantly about the future and comparing ourselves with just everyone around, we got to pause a little, look at ourselves and the nature around us. Nature is a natural healer. Sitting under the stars gives us perspective; that the world is much bigger than our trivial problems.

The mountains, hills are considered the abode of the Gods, probably because of its serene aura. The smoky clouds that engulfs the tips of the hills makes it seem at par with the Heaven itself.

And nature…nature reminds us of everything we are not.

The sun kissing the leaves, the smell of rain, the greenery around, everything that fills in an air of satisfaction in our survival. And we advice, that if you suddenly feel some unexpected joy, just don’t hesitate, okay.

Just give into it.

What in God’s name is real essence of beauty? Is it nature with those petty laws of Physics or else, is it the snow-cladded valleys of Kashmir, the fragmented skies of Europe, the magic of those faulty stars or the clash of waves against the helpless shores

These understatements of the beauty of nature just slaps us with the statement –

There is more to life than just 95% attendance, 9.5 CGPA or a 9 to 5 job. This grand show is eternal and the truth is we will never have enough of it, but that doesn’t eradicates the fact that the most beautiful thing in the world is, of course the world itself.

Well, adios for now.

The mountains are calling and we must go.

Article by: Sparsh Chandra and Lavanya Mandal

Photographs by: Yusuf, Kirti Ranjan, Yash Kumar, Shreya Jain, Saurabh Arora, Anushi Garg, Ghazal Abdullah, Dhruv Raj Gupta, Sparsh Chandra and Nixon Rathore

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