Recently I visited Somnath, one of the 12 Jyotirlings. Before you start taking me as a religious person, let me clarify that I go to these places because my family loves to visit them and I like accompanying them. On our temple visiting spree - Somnath really has too many temples - I discovered one gem of a place. In a huge compound, there are multiple temples on one side and on the other, there was this beautiful tree surrounded by benches. Behind the trees, the sea inlet was flowing smoothly, blowing cool winds under the hot sun.
While my family was visiting various temples, I did nothing but sit on this bench, staring out at the water. While enjoying the serenity of the surrounding, I could only think one thing: is this the shade that we need time and again to gain temporary respite from the scorching path of our life?