Monday, May 03, 2010

The gulmohar are in bloom. Riotous reds.

Frisky. That’s what I called the affectionately mad pup at the end of the road, not that you could call him a stray, for he adopted the road, the chaiwallah and all who walked on the road. Every morning, beady eyed and tail a-wag, he would rush to greet Baba, rush and try to get close, Baba would step back arms akimbo, and I would scold the pup away in the simplest Gujarati. (Dogs like Baba, but he doesn’t like them.) Frisky went the way of all strays last week, maybe he is as curious, and energetic, and joyous, those bright eyes gamboling, hunting, sniffing and playing in some dog heaven. But even the birds were silent that morning.

Perhaps this is in the rightness of things. That unanswered call, that for-always lost part of my history, the over-late news and grieving over the death of the only person, my long lost Aunt, who could possibly have filled in the blanks in my lineage. Did Ma have a temper? Did she swear? Sweet all the time? Now I shall never know. So be it.

Work, and most of life is like a conveyor belt right now. Next, please.
I withdraw to the silence.

8 comments:

mago said...

The rightness of things.
Over time I doubt it more and more. Irreversibility, contingency ...
excuse me please ... gulmohar - I will look for it.

Arunima said...

and yet the silence makes you talk so well. :-)

Tamanna Mishra said...

*not sure what to say*

big hug.

come back.

mago said...

There must be other people to answer.

AmitL said...

Sigh..that was nicely put-the affectionate pup part.
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Reg. the life like a conveyor belt part-do what I do- don't resist the movement of the belt..flow with the tide and you won't need to withdraw to the silence.Specially if it's related to work:)

mago said...

Life's a long song ...

?

NO fear. NO resignation.

PQ said...

I probably don't know the exact context. I've known a few close people who've wanted some questions answered real bad...and I really hope that you find some other source to get your questions answered too...

I like the name Frisky

austere said...

mago- contingency? or idle chance?

arunima- :)

tamanna- sure. And here we are! thanks for the hug.

mago- not really. its like a person on a pedestal.
have you read this one?

http://sixsentences.blogspot.com/2008/01/gifts.html

amit- thanks. floating with the floatsam and jetsam, bobbing along.

mago- thank you for the song-- nothing like a tune, is there?

pq- I hope so too. thanks. So many people, so many questions....