Wednesday, May 2, 2007

i proposed but why did u have to dispose??

As i was drying my hair after getting back to my hostel room...all drenched ...looking pretty much like a wet hen...i opened up my mouth to check out the colour of my tongue. no not black, but still it does the job.
yesterday i closed my blog with a mock rhetorical question asking what are the chances of getting a rain today. Rain in may, in delhi? yea anybody would stand by me if i say thats wishful thinking.
Well thats what happend today...and it poured..bucketfuls came thrashing down.
But i guess theres something amazingly refreshing about a summer rain. It starts with the smell of earth and sight of people running caught out without umbrellas and just the relief from the scorching heat. Summer rains are pretty common down in Kerala. Before the monsoons hit by late may and just at teh peak of the heat in april it would rain. And very often since i used to spend my summer holidays in Bharananganam with my grandparents these rains also meant good times at the river. The pretty much dried up and muddy mirky Meenachil river will bulge with green fast flowing water from the hills. Me and my cousin would go running to the river and spend hours at a strech in those afternoons. And teh best place for cover when it rains - of course under the water of the river. :) The unconcerned mind worked that ways. As kids you never worried about getting drenched when it rained. My mother used to warn me to get out of teh seasons first rain as it often brought diseases. Old wives tale or not. it never mattered.
But today as i made my way towards a shelter when the clouds burst over Delhi the memories of those rains in Bharananganam never came to my mind. The mind of the half manager was preoccupied with keeping my new shoes out of the puddles that were developing and of not getting mud drops on my trousers. Sometimes i feel the greatest gift a man could ever ask from god is a boon to stay a kid for life.

7 comments:

The Layman said...

oh..
super super post..
so small and sweet...:-) unlike people (like me) who ramble on and on for pages trying to capture that elusive thing called 'essence'..:D

"The unconcerned mind worked that ways. As kids you never worried about getting drenched when it rained. My mother used to warn me to get out of the seasons first rain as it often brought diseases. Old wives tale or not. It never mattered."

Exactly!! :-(

"Sometimes i feel the greatest gift a man could ever ask from god is a boon to stay a kid for life."

You know..day in, day out..I try my best to be that... people tell its pointless that you have to go through the four stages blah blah..
MAnassil nithya youvanam kaathu sookshikkan kazhinjaal vere onnum venda! :-)
Two doubts after reading this

1)Why aren't you posting now?

2) How come this post didn't get any comments?

PS: From another post "On retrospection I was struck by the strange fact that I don’t seem to have grown, err I mean mentally in the last six years, which has recently lighted a strange fear in me"

I too get that :-)

The Layman said...
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The Layman said...

Typo..
"people tell it's pointless.....that you have to go through the four stages.... blah blah"

VMJ said...

@ the layman..
I really dont know why i stopped posting here. its not that i dont write. But for most of them i either felt that they arent worth posting in a public blog or felt are better suited to remain in the obscurity of the hidden folders of my laptop. Cases of extreme frustrations mostly :)

about the comments question. you would know better right. it takes a lot more than a good post to elicit comments from bloggers ;)

The Layman said...

I know..
I'm figuring it out.. :)

But I feel you can write more in your blog. I loved whatever little I had read from your blog. Maybe it is because I identify with a lot of things that you say.

How about writing in word press with password protection. And you can give interested people your password :D

Lol.. I'm not the over enthusiastic obscure blogger... :)
Donno.. just felt like saying all this.

Manoj said...

"....it takes a lot more than a good post to elicit comments from bloggers..."

The problem with some bloggers is that they do not realize when their writing is not good enough nor have the courage to accept it.Do not waste your energy downplaying others popularity, have the courage to accept that you are not as good as them.

VMJ said...

@ Manoj: Accepted. i might even be the worst blogger ever. Thanks for spending time to read the posts.

That response was keeping in mind a few things that was going on at the time this was posted. Last November or so. No intention to downplay any ones popularity. I don't even understand who you assumed that i was downplaying. Cheers.