Thursday, December 07, 2006

Grey squares

MMRDA is widening roads in my part of town.
(MMRDA has pulled up water pipes to widen roads in my part of town.)
I knew I make a little last, a very long way.
Now know that works as well for a few buckets of water.


Go, Neha, go.
To a new city, new job, new people.
A move triggered by that nasty bout of c’gunya that hit you, your mother, and on and on. By turns.
Suddenly, it made sense to have a support system
(But you were part of my support system. Alas)
“Keep away from the politics,”I tell you.
“Keep to the work, and don’t bother,” I tell you.
You found a house to rent.
Haggled with the packers, transporter
Did the hundred and one things that have to be done.
All by yourself.
The choices we play are the choices we have.
That square patch of sunlight between the crisscross shadows on the ground?
You found your peace there.

10 comments:

abbagirl74 said...

I wish we could all find peace somewhere.

austere said...

true.

E said...

:) Neha gayee?

austere said...

Haan.
Naya job, naya city, roti- roji.

crab said...

The choices we play are the choices we make? Why say 'have' plz?

austere said...

crabbie- its like being dealt a hand of cards, and you can play only the cards you have been handed. your decision is constrained.

Tanushree said...
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Tan said...

Hi Austere!
How've you been? Just read your comment dated Aug 29. Sorry for not responding sooner. I'd been caught up with relocation activities to Singapore.

And yes, that was a photograph from my office window at Solitaire Park.

Do stay in touch.
Love,
Tan

sanguine said...

"That square patch of sunlight between the crisscross shadows on the ground?
You found your peace there."
very nicely put , austy .. the imagery is so familiar and so relatable ..
and good luck to neha .

austere said...

Tan- Good luck with the move to s'pore. Just lovely hearing from you.

Sanguine- she needs every inch of luck. thanks.