My first Love ๐Ÿ’•

If you have been following my blog you would know that I loved my wife the most. She was so lovable ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’• But she wasnโ€™t my first love.

My first love was sky ๐ŸŒŒ ๐Ÿ’–

I remember one night, just after our marriage, we were strolling hand in hand, after dinner. It was a clear, beautiful night and I started to point out various constellations to Anita. And ever so sweetly she said, โ€œ You are supposed to be seeing the stars and the moon in my eyes and not in the sky.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ

If there was a time machine and I could go back in time, I would love to go back to the time when we were newly married. Or the first few years of our married life. God willing some day or in some other life time, or in some other dimension ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™

Our 20th anniversary-1995 (I still have this shirt๐Ÿ’–)

My love affair with the sky started when I was still a student. There were no computers and not even calculators at that time. And I used to calculate the distances between stars and the constellations and galaxies with my own hand in my note books! I used to get so awed with the humongous bigness of the universe. It was incomprehensible, the infinitude of creation, of God.

This was also the beginning of my love affair with spirituality! I used to wonder about the infinitude of creation and my nothingness. I am still awed by the infinitude of creation, itโ€™s beauty and freshness. And I wonder why is bulk of humanity running after money and power? Are they blind or what!!

It is not only that I am insignificant or nothing. If the entire solar system of ours got sucked into a black hole, it wouldnโ€™t even cause a ripple in the scheme of things. Our solar system is so small and insignificant. And I think, so is our Milky Way galaxy ๐Ÿ˜…

I love the play of clouds in the sky. I love the games clouds play with the moon and the sun. I love dawn. The beauty and the stillness. I love starry nights. I can spend hours and days looking at the sky.

Thank you so much for taking out your time to view, read and comment on my posts. It means a lot to me and that is what keeps me going – the love of the blogging family and friends ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘

All pics on my mobile in last 12 months from our home in Pune, India. Copyright ยฉ Ashok Wahi

Happy Easter ๐Ÿฃ

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  1. “People observe the colours of the day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me, it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment.”
    โ€“ The Book Thief

    I always think of this quote when I look at the sky, and surprisingly, no two shades of the sky are the same! It is a wonder how we all get to see the same sky, but how every person chooses to see something different in it.
    Thank you for this post. Those pictures are breathtakingly beautiful! โœจ

  2. Yes, we live together. My wife had passed away ten years back. 6 years back i left Mumbai and moved to Pune to be together with my son and his family.

    There are many posts about my beautiful wife ๐Ÿ˜

  3. Life begins at 40 ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

    Am so glad that your learned life pretty young Marie. May you keep learning and growing with love and joy ๐Ÿคฉ

  4. I think I misunderstood, is your son still with you? I hope I haven’t been insensitive.

  5. Really, thankyou, it is true that my age doesn’t matter to me now as I know who I am, so I feel humbly that I have the Universe at my feet.๐Ÿฆ‹
    Happy Birthday to your son๐Ÿ’™
    In October, I too will be 45, the 40’s have been so far my best years, my most present and enlightening years. ๐Ÿฆ‹

  6. That is so sweet Marie – to find beautiful boring. You are soooo sweet. Much love and a big hug ๐Ÿค—

    44 is young. You are my sonโ€™s age – he would be 45 next month ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. The word beautiful seems boring….I was trying to think of another which would really portray what I meant.

    Thankyou for the young by the way….at 44 nearly 45๐Ÿ˜œ

    You are a beautiful, compassionate, empathetic, person that is what your words tell me ๐Ÿ’™

  8. Thank you so much dear friend. Which is the boring word ๐Ÿค”

    You love the shirt and not the one wearing it ๐Ÿ˜…

    You are so sweet my young friend ๐Ÿ˜

  9. Wow, this post is beautiful, such a boring word for such a heartfelt post. The sky in all of its glory, in each of its colours and each of its moods. I hadn’t really thought about the sky in such detail before, but you have just given me some food for thought.
    I always have been fascinated with the stars and the moon.
    Love the shirt by the way, I’m sure you are still rocking it๐Ÿ˜œ

  10. Loved reading this heartfelt post, , love the love in your words for nature in its infinite abundance ๐Ÿ™

    used to wonder about the infinitude of creation and my nothingness. I am still awed by the infinitude of creation, itโ€™s beauty and freshness. And I wonder why is bulk of humanity running after money and power? Are they blind or what!!
    Truly in resonance ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  11. Thank you so much Anila. Good to know that you too love the sky ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

    Stay safe. Stay loved ๐Ÿฅฐ

  12. I can feel the emotions in every word. Me too, I can spend hours staring at the sky,. Regards to your dear Anita. She’s lovely.

  13. Such a lovely post… The pictures are beautiful specially your old pic with your wife.I love the sky too .. it is so limitless and beautiful.. I often imagine the clouds taking myriad shapes:-)

  14. Ashok, I enjoyed your words as well as the photos. My elementary school years happened during the 1960s, and I was always intrigued with space travel.

  15. Thank you so much Garima ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

    Yes night sky too is beautiful. I think You would like to read my post – Sometimes …

  16. Very beautiful post sir and wonderful pictures of skyโฃ๏ธ… I love watching the sky too. It has a different nature over time. And I like to watch it at night. And there is no need to describe the beauty of the night.

  17. You have captured the different hues of sky so perfectly. I too am in love with it. A sight to sigh and hold onto forever.
    The photograph of you two is wonderful. She looks pretty.

  18. “ashok, loving your wife
    every day and night for life
    is true love from finite-to-infinite.” _-Van Prince

  19. Hahaha..glad I came back to read your post again and noticed the typo.. you’re right, autocorrect can be a true nemesis ๐Ÿ˜…

    Wish you a great day ahead!

  20. It is the first time I have experienced this notification on WP when I tried to open your blog – Forbidden ๐Ÿค”

  21. I did wonder what it meant ๐Ÿ˜Š I thought maybe young people have a new expression ๐Ÿ˜…

    Thank you so much Vishakha. These auto corrects can create havoc ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Stay safe. Stay loved ๐Ÿฅฐ

  22. Not to calculate distance as such Tanu. Distances between stars and galaxies etc are normally given in light years. That is the distance light would travel in one earth year. Speed of light is about 300,000 kms per second and that means one light year is 300000*365*24*60*60
    One light year is about 9.4 trillion kms ๐Ÿ˜‡ and many stars and galaxies are millions of light years apart and there are billions of galaxies, each with billions of stars. It is beyond human comprehension ๐Ÿ˜‡

  23. So so beautifully written..yes the Sky is so say the least! I LOVE the picture of you and your wifeโค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  24. Oh my!!!๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜“

    I’m really so sorry about that.

    I Hope she’s smiling wherever she is๐Ÿ˜Š.

  25. Oh yes Roffy watching sunsets and sunrises is divine. All of nature is divine.

    You are new to my blog and may like to know my beautiful wife. Shall share some older posts.

    This September it would be ten years that she departed from this plane ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  26. I can relate to why you really love the sky.

    Watching sunrise and sunsets is definitely one of the most beautiful views on Earth.

    I hope you watch them with your wife?๐Ÿ˜Š

  27. Awesome post Ashok Sir! Your wife is sooo beautiful and so is the sky! Even I have this fascination for the sky, stars and I like to watch the movement of aeroplanes

  28. Thank you so much Priyanka. I do hope your preparations are going well and that you are at peace.
    Love and blessings ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

  29. The sunrays piercing through the clouds during the sunrise… the shades of sky during the the sunset… dark sky lit with stars… everything is just too mesmerizing to not fall in love with ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

  30. .. I’ve always counted Stars and also marveled at hiw significant the moon is….just this one rounded shaped thing being able to lighten the most part of the earth at a time. Wow am still at the paramount of God’s creation like you are

  31. This is such a beautiful post sir! Sending a lot of good wishes, happiness and health your way๐Ÿ˜Š

  32. The pictures of the sky in all different shades is simply breathtaking….you certainly are a good photographer as well ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

  33. I just read your Abour page and read about censorship. WP can really suck at times.
    All the best to you Amber. Shall keep you in my healing prayers ๐Ÿ™

  34. This is my new blog, the old one I deleted due to censorship and the growth of the blog stagnated. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน

  35. That is so sweet Christin. I hope now you know that there wonโ€™t be any pain. We would just cease to exist the way we are used to ๐Ÿ˜…

    Thank you so much for reading and commenting ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—

  36. Lovely post. I was more of a scared 6yo when i got to know about black holes. I was worried how painful it would be to just sucked into it, will our homes fly first or us.๐Ÿ˜‚

  37. Thank you so much Deb. He is the one controlling all the subtle strings so beautifully- like your trip to coffee plantations in Coorg ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

  38. The universe is so mysterious, so large and yet so coordinated, as if some subtle strings are coordinating all the motions and play around it. It’s mind boggling to just look up at a vast expanse of clear sky, what must it be to have a view of the whole universe!
    Beautiful pictures Ashokji! To be able to see such beauty is to be part of it, love the pictures and the post. Have a great week ahead sir!

  39. Beautiful celebration of love and nature Ashok. :)) I love love love the pic of you and your lady ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ”†๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’ž๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿคฉ

  40. Amazing views of the Sky and your love to the universe is so beautiful. I am one among the little lovers to gaze the blue sky n the blinking stars. I just felt wow with the beauty of your Sky pictures ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’™

  41. Beautiful !
    Sky is awesome to watch as it has million shades and inspires every artist and spiritual person.

  42. It seeps through your writing and I feel your heart Ashok! Life certainly does have it’s own timing and rhythm.
    How wonderful to have your primary relationships be such special gifts of love! All 3 of those people are such extrodinary beings!
    I too feel blessed to know you!๐Ÿ’–

  43. It was fun for the family Liz ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฃ I havenโ€™t been feeling so well so decided to skip fancy food ๐Ÿ˜Š

  44. I am so glad Cindy that you could see my love for both in the post. I havenโ€™t loved any other human being as much as Anita. But I know that I know so little. Life has its own rhythm ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–
    I have been blessed to have had such loving and beautiful persons in my life, like Anita and my mother. And a Master like Paramahansa Yogananda , who was love incarnate ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™
    And am blessed to have friends like you on WP ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

  45. Wow ๐Ÿคฉ You are such a wise young girl. May God fill your life with all kinds of blessedness ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

  46. Such a heartwarming post! I’m very inspired by your nature to always see the big picture! And the part where you said you wish you could go back to the early days of your marriage? That was so inspiring as well ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. YOU HAVE CAPTURED THE ESSENCE OF your love with your wife and the sky all in one so beautifully Ashok. What a beautiful memory. You both look so radiant and the beauty of the sky is so incredible, I’m sure you see visions of the both of you there. I’m sorry your time was cut short yet the love you shared was such a spiritual union that you will never part. I hope for whatever you hope for and desire and whatever is meant to be through love of who you are!!! ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒท

  48. Beautiful pictures to enhance a beautiful story. Your pictures *almost* make me feel like Iโ€™m in the arms of เคฎเคพเค เคญเคพเคฐเคค.๐Ÿฅฐ

  49. Nature is intoxicating and the sky and clouds and the interplay with the Sun and the Moon tops the list. You will most certainly find Anita ma’am in another lifetime.

  50. Wonderful and such captivating pictures of the sky, Ashok. Really God has given us nature that is the best. He is our benevolent master who knows all his children. Great and lovely post.

  51. First of all you and your wife looking adorable in this picture .
    Talking about sky , sky is my first love too , when I go on my terrace , i could not take my eyes on ther sight . Sky taught me to be free that I am very small creature of this planet, my existence is pre determined . Sky taught me to live , there is endless thing to make my life happy , there is some independence , wisdom,faith, from that’s where my spirituality comes.i totally feel your every words . Specially that”why is bulk of humanity running after money and power? Are they blind or what!!” . I think they just fools , they don’t how to live They may not know that we have come empty-handed and will go empty-handed.

  52. Stay blessed ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡keep sharing wth us more of you a warm hug ๐Ÿค— luv the pics simply beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  53. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Oh yes – life and nature give us endless opportunities to love and reflect ๐Ÿ˜Š

  54. I rejoice in the beauty of the sky and your love for it. There is so much that is wonderful to reflect on. โญ๏ธ

  55. Stargazing used to be my childhood pastime while lying under the sky. I still do at times. This post has a lot of emotions with nice memories. And of course, beautiful pics. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  56. Beautiful pictures of the sky and with your wife,Anita. Very nice blog too with lots of profound thoughts. Enjoyed reading.!!

  57. โœจHi Ashokโ˜บ๏ธ

    May this beautiful summer brings you the greatest feelings of gratitude, love, compassion, hope, faith and all success to you .Wishing you and your family a lovely ๐Ÿ’ž Easter day๐Ÿฃ ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’

    Simon ๐Ÿค—& Nisha๐Ÿ’ซ

  58. Thank you so much my dear friend. Oh yes standing on a sea shore it is easier to get the feeling of infinitude. Sky does look like a sphere ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Stay loved. Stay healthy ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

  59. Thank you so much Isha ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฃ
    Why havenโ€™t you been posting – one year has gone by ๐Ÿค”

  60. This was so beautiful. โค๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’ฏSkies and Sunsets are forever. I’m also kinda beginning into my spiritual consciousness. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ
    Happy Easter ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿงบ

  61. As usual what you write Ashok, how you write and the tremendous insight leaves me wonder stuck .. Iโ€™m spell bound and the pictures you shared are simply divine.. Thank you and more power to you my friend-an embodiment of โค๏ธ

  62. The Love is evident in how you look at the skies.. we all see the sky, but the views which you capture are incredible ๐Ÿ’œ
    I get this feeling of nothingness when I’m amidst hills and waters..

  63. Thank you so much Ace for your kind words and support. I can well imagine your relating to these words ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

  64. My princess is my soul mate ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

    Thank you so much for your prayers and love. May we all remain blessed ๐Ÿ™ Ameen

  65. Such a beautiful post, Ashok!! I resonate deeply with your words about the Universe. Amazing write as always, my friend ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ซ

  66. For past three days I have been thinking about a time machine๐Ÿค—
    My Baba jani is filled with love only and that’s the greatest blessing one can have โค
    May my Baba jani be blessed more and most, Ameen ๐Ÿ’–

  67. Beautiful post, Ashok. I think my first love is the Universe too! I’m in awe of the infinite sky and stars! It inspires me to a great extent to writeโœจ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒŒโค๏ธ

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