Today was a beautiful day.
The world spoke to me and the day invited me to seek and soak out the sun and everything it touched
“Get out!” it screamed and that’s what I did!
I have been living in Nottingham for quite some while and it was the first time I had heard of Night Lights- a celebration of lights and art!
There were many events being held in different parts of the town!
It was only very few times that one would come across this celebration!
So, I took the chance and it gave me a reason to go out and explore!
A reason to discover and to connect!
An event that caught my attention was one organized by the Green’s Windmill and Science Centre! It offered visitors to view the night lights of the city from a height. My lust for the lights convinced me to go and feast
I did go to the windmill once with my father and we had to climb four flights of steep stairs to reach the top.
Each step to the view that awaited was a step closer to my heart clenching.
The reason for my heart to cry out in danger were because of the large gaps between each step.
My brain convinced me that I would slip through those gaps and break the bones or my body or my head
So, my father held my hand and helped me face my fear to climb them.
I trusted my fears to leave me as soon I held my father’s hand who led the way.
My fear subsided but never left.
Cutting back to the present, I forgot about those steps and went to see the light.
As soon as I entered the mill, my eyes fell upon those cruel spaces between those stairs.
My fears came back and I almost decided to abandon my quest to see my love, but I took a brave step and started the ascent
It was terrifying but my feet led the way and my heart dropped further and further.
Upon reaching each level, I looked out those small windows and let my eyes gaze upon the skies and then stared with awe at the lights twinkling in the dusk
I couldn’t get enough from each floor and the desire to see more kept me going further and further upon the stairs
It was terrifying with each step and when I looked down at my feet climbing them, my heart and my body shivered but the desire was stronger than ever.
As, I finally reached the top, relief and accomplishment showered upon me
I DID IT ALL BY MYSELF!
I for the first time successfully without anyone’s lending hand faced the daunting fear of these god forsaken stairs
However, my challenge did not end there.
I had to come back to the ground and climbing down somehow was much worse
To see all the huge gaps at one go as you walk down was my doom
I carefully took all the time the world offered and let my feet step down onto each step slowly as a tortoise.
The rest was history but I reached the ground.
I had completed the ascent!
No matter how small the adventure or challenge is, once completed, nothing can ever amount to the greatness you feel!
One day, one adventure
Many more to go
To capture this state of euphoria, I wrote down my thoughts and I couldn’t be more serendipitous.
Out of this day came a work of art that I am proud of.
Sometimes, I do it for the words and sometimes, I do it for the adventures.
Today, I did it for both.