Words and Images: Ancient Giants



It wasn’t just a grove. It was a magical, mystical jungle of living, breathing giants that left Shaan awe struck. Neither of them spoke as they ambled slowly on the well-worn dirt paths and listened to the trees, some almost two thousand years old, as they related tales of times gone by. Of emperors, and kings and queens, and of battles fought for love and for greed.

A sudden transformation came over Ruhi when they came upon a fallen tree. She leaned against the dead trunk; her frame dwarfed by its girth, then closed her eyes and whispered in a voice rife with melancholy. “Who am I but a speck of dust this poor soul can’t even see?”

Shaan couldn’t keep his emotions in check. He hauled her into his arms and they wept together as they grieved for their mutual loss.


Above is an excerpt from my novel ‘Now and Forever’ the sequel of my first novel ‘Inconvenient Relations’.

As you can see this passage is inspired from the pictures above—Muir Woods National Monument, located north of San Francisco, CA. This place is home to towering giant redwood groves, an absolute heaven on earth. A must visit if you are in the area.

Writing about my experiences adds depth and perspective to my work and I hope I have been able to convey it to my readers. I will be sharing more of my inspirations in the near future.

Thanks for reading and stay safe.

If you want to read more of this story you can get them here.