Friday, March 21, 2008
All because it rained.....
Don’t know what it is about rains… that affects me this way. I don’t mind a drizzle, but whenever there is a downpour.. my mind refuses to stay with me.. it wanders away..across time and space.. to another world in another time..
To the pristine mountains where Heidi lived, or with Dorothy on her travels, with Che Guevara on his bike for a while, or with the ‘little women’ from Loiusa Alcott’s wonderful book… or to some poem I wrote on a rainy day like this, perhaps to some vague tune I heard sometime, somewhere..
It glides along with some characters that have ever lived in my imagination, or creates some more.. :)
wonder what it is about rains?? That I experience this detachment from the normal life.. Try as I might, I can’t do the normal “have to do” things.. and God save me if there is some exam the next day!
just this morning, I counted all the things that had to be done.. and just look at nature’s mean trick.. it rained heavily all afternoon! And what else..wandering spree.. spent most of the day with a volume of poetry, curled up in my balcony.. visiting wordsworth as he dances with the daffodils, mourns over Lucy’s death..( the Lucy poem collection of William wordsworth..it’s a must-read..so very moving!)..and with Frost, and Blake n others..
it stopped pouring some time in the evening after dark.. and I was searching for reasons to go out and take a walk.. found it when I looked at my empty contact lens solution. And as I was ambling down the alley, I found myself noticing things I wudn’t have, normally. A sweet old uncle out to buy a bottle of some medicine, 2 young girls giggling naughtily on a scooty, a guy walkin with headphones on , and an expression that matched the languidness in my mind.. little puddles of water.. the sweetest of all.. a granny taking a walk with a little girl, telling her some story..
and I was smiling all the way….. for no reason at all..
A day got wasted, work got piled up again, I felt mega relaxed, Wordsworth came out of my closet after a long time, and this blog got written…….. ALL because it rained!