Monday, November 06, 2006

This happy feelin'...

Must say, this is my most favorite time of the year, here in Pune!

For me, this feeling of well-being starts around Diwali (Oct-Nov) & stretches well beyond the new-year. There's something different in the air... something cheerful.

Firstly, months of rain give way to clearer blue skies. Then evenings bring in the chills & the mornings are misty.

The blue skies cast blue reflections in calm waters & the fluffy white clouds cast blue shadows over distant blue mountains. There's a blueness in the air.

Swifts fly aimlessly chirping on cheerful dusky evenings.
Dragon-flies start hovering over shining calm waters.
The turtle-doves appear from nowhere & the kingfisher starts calling for it's mate. S-shaped herons stand still over shallow river waters like yogis lost in some kind of trance...
Scented white flowers loom large all over tall trees looking like stars twinkling on clear dark skies. These delicate flowers cling loosely onto the branches with their tender stems & let go with every puff of breeze as though eloping away from their homes with this new found lover!

I can stare at the glistening ripples in the rivers for hours, totally oblivious to time, responsibilities, regrets & losses.
All these things appear so insignificant & unreal when u r drenched with this feeling, I'm trying to describe...

Acknowledgments -
Painting illustration - Joe white