Saturday, April 28, 2007

The operation was done this morning.
He seems to be recovering fine, though it is going to take a while.
The cricket finals should hold his attention a while, and he does have a sleep deficit of sorts to catch up with.
Thanks, everyone.
~
Magnanimous, the colossal raintree stands secure at the corner, extending its huge green canopy like a benediction. It just is, no regrets and no explanations, past the time and the weather which it marches to, putting on a new garb or letting a leaf gently float by; it just is, like an elder humoring a child as the tree bears witness to the caprices of time. Around it the ebb and flow of life are enacted, day turns into night, the vendors set store, ply their wares and shut shop, children go to school and return,and in due course the streets empty. Down the road, the rubble heap by the tea vendor was once “ Nargis ka bangla”, vast and majestic no doubt, must be all white with an arched portico. The raintree stays rooted to its spot by the tar road, this living link of rich sap between earth and vast sky, nodding at the night breeze and drinking in the sunshine that showers upon it of a morning. At peace.

19 comments:

mystic rose said...

good to hear things are well, the operation was a success..

have been reading your blog for a while.. love the way you have with words!

mystic rose said...

oops.. i am here.

mago said...

I am wahrhaft glad that you are here again.

Proxima said...

What a nice ode to a tree! Love the visual.
-P

Ricercar said...

Beautiful description. Hope he gets better soon. All the best

CRUSTYBEEF said...

WOW! You just have such an amazing way with words..

Hope all is improving!
Always,
Crusty

austere said...

mystic- thanks! :)
mago-:) I am glad to be here too.muchly so. hmm wahrhaft?
proxima- :)
ricer-:)
crusty-by and by. :)

AmitL said...

Good to hear all is fine..Did the Cricket final hold his interest,finally?Here's to a speedy recovery.And,lovely writing(the colossal raintree,etc..)..someday,ur words will form part of a school's English(subject) syllabus,I hope.:)

austere said...

The cricket didnt, it rained...
Speedy nahi this is a major opn so time lagega, tons of antibiotics and tlc. :)

kyon schoolbookish I am writing or what?

manuscrypts said...

you know, you should start making videos of these... like streams of consciousness..
meanwhile drop in for some fourplay at my blog :)

abbagirl74 said...

:)

austere said...

Manuji- :))like a good gujju you want me to do bijness, eh?
abbagirl- :)

AmitL said...

Haha..not bookish,but,worthy of being lessons in a school textbook.:)

shiv said...

Wish him a speedy recovery ... i think you should now write ... as in Publish...yes, and i will buy the first print and have your autograph...

austere said...

amitl, shiv:
haan bhai haan. sab log reel lo. let me do the aansu and abla naari act. :))

Sathya said...

Hi Aust,

major operation = ?

Howz he now? Wishin a very speedy recovery....

Sathya

PS: I read Shiv's comment above(bad manners ?), and I demand the first copy whenever it comes out na?

austere said...

yup, major operation and step by step recovery, healing. satya boss all these ppl are teasing me wonly, you also dont join in da. what na.

sathya said...

Austere>> Ok ok... if these guys are teasing you, I shall not join them... :)

but someday if a book actually comes out, I demand that i be the first one please..please... please...

ok..no please..what sorta demand has a please in it;)

Keep smiling...

Wish appa a speedy recovery again...
Sathya

austere said...

sathya boss- if i ever collect anything more than rejection slips, the first book is yours, DONE.promise.