Monday, March 14, 2011

This is home.

I've becomes so used to jaded old Hallmark holidays. One usually expects rants about the pointlessness of it all and countless bad jokes on Twitter. Then there was this Women's Day, just last week. I heard about men in offices practicing and putting on skits for the ladies. About giving them spa certificates and letting women go home early in a upscale law firms. About Rajasthan Roadways letting all women travel for free on Women's day. I can't help but be utterly and completely surprised. And amused. So cute.


There's nothing quite like the cool wind blowing against you as you hang out of a train at the end of a long day to make you just that much less tired, just that much less cranky, to make you look forward to the next day. Or perhaps, dread it a bit less.


I saw a tree. It was stripped bare. Not a single leaf on it. It would have looked dead and might have made an artsy subject for many an emo amateur photographer (like self, I disparage you not) who might then experiment with fun effects like monochrome and high contrast and make a twisted dark image out of it and put it up on Flickr, but for one little thing. This tree was covered with the daintiest pretty pink flowers. The tree seemed to look more surprised at this fact than anyone else.


It takes just the sight of a clumsy little puppy to make you completely delighted and wistful. It takes just a momentary glimpse into the face of that someone, complete with goofy grin and glasses and that wonderful expression on their face that tells you that they would not want be anywhere else, to make you feel like existing is all the more worthwhile and make you feel warm and peaceful and happy and make you want to curl up there in that very position and sleep and preserve it forever. That is home.


Deepak Gopalakrishnan said...


Suchi said...

I was just surfing through blogs...came across yours...loved this piece...lovely :) By the way, I am Suchi and a Hi to you :))))

neeraj said...

Very very good ... I try very hard to only like my posts, but I like yours more. Heh! ;)

The New Age Superhero said...

"The tree seemed to look more surprised at this fact than anyone else."


the last para is a total aww-generator :P

relativelytruthful said...

i want to be the person with the goofy grin and glasses.

is our marriage in trouble?

Punvati said...

@Suk- You mean it's aww inspiring? :P

@RT- Goofy, yes. Glasses, yes. How do you know I'm not talking about you?

relativelytruthful said...


l like it.

how you doin'?

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