Nefarious Deliberations,  Sonder,  Visual Paraphernalia

Memoirs of Memories, 1 – Reminiscing a sunset…

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.

– Sylvia Plath, Mad Girl’s Love Song

My best friend asked me, “If you could back in time, to one moment.. where would you go?”

So many memories rush into my mind- getting my first job, getting married or having our baby. But those moments are perfect. I would never want to go back in time and change any of them. Though, I definitely want a do-over of the extremely short 4 days that we spent in Cape Town, South Africa, right before we left the Rainbow nation for good. So I have decided to create my very own time capsule and re-visit these beautiful places in my mind (and on my blog).

Number one on the list is a sunset at Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.

I remember thinking right then that the beauty of this sunset must be so mundane for those who get to witness it every evening. But for people like me, who have been deprived of its sheer brilliance all our lives, it holds such deep meaning.

The radiance and burst of colors when the Sun bids goodbye for the day on one side of the planet and gets ready to rise on the other. Bringing debauchery on one end of the world and hope on the other. It never fails to inspire and incite as it lights up the horizon on fire.

When I look at this picture, I am transported back to that exact moment when I took it. It brings along the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks and the screeching of the sea gulls, the unmistakable salty scent of the ocean and if I close my eyes, I can almost feel the breeze on my face. And that’s exactly where I want to be today…


  • prernasujan

    Beautiful as always! I regularly tap into wholehearted living offering gratitude and vividly reminiscing precious moments etched into the lens of my mind. I feel, smell and transport myself to that time and place. A habit that’s served me well. Stay blessed! Continue to write my gorgeous. You’re truly gifted.

    • Shruti

      Thank you so much Prerna ❤️.. we are both empaths.. I think that’s why something as simple as remembering a past memory overwhelms our senses.. I am glad that we have that in common 😘😘

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