Monday, March 11, 2013


Yes! To new leaves on the rain tree, the tivar, the laburnum, and to the first-ever palash blooms I’ve ever seen, fragile and prone to wilting. The kailaspati are blooming, just in time for Shivratri--the festival dedicated to the God that dwells on Mount Kailash-- there is a certain hardiness about these blooms despite how showy they are, and some may not find them “pretty.” The Bauhinia, on the other hand, are making a marked exit, I notice the leaves yellow and drop first and then the blooms give in. But yes, it is a fresh new time for my little patch of green, the neighborhood park.

Is it possible to out-wait something, so by the time that thing reaches you, the impact has faded away, the excitement non existent, and the only bewildering thought is how much work remains to be done?

I was at a puja yday to celebrate Shivratri, with a consecration to the fire and chanting, the entire ceremony being performed by family members, the event meaningful and somber—much better than any prayer ceremony that a Panditji could perform.

3 comments:

icyHighs said...

Was at BKC recently, and was wondering why the trees on that stretch of road towards it were all bare. Such a sad sight.

shooting star said...

hmmm.....its that time of the year when nostalgia hits me..the falling semal flowers, the leaves...and the sunshine at lodhi garden....

PQ said...

I did the Mahashivratri fast...well a semi-vrath. I had sabudana for breakfast and night and had water in between. The next day I was down by 2 pounds...very thrilled :)