Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Dream Vs Reality


It was inky black all around – but a luminous one at that. The night sky was studded with stars, twinkling for all they are worth. The surrounding palm trees rustled with the gentle breeze – a welcoming noise along with the soft roar of the pounding surf.


Water – silvery grey water – miles and miles of it stretching into the horizon where the moon shone with muted brilliance.


I savoured the sensation of the sand slipping away from beneath the soles of my feet. It was as if I was slowly but inexorable in drawn right into the ocean.


I savoured the sensation of the gentle breeze which had which carried the sweet scent of some night-blossoms along with the tangy after-breeze of the ocean.


I savoured the sensation of the fine spray of water on my face.


I savoured the aloneness – around me, and with myself.......


......when I heard a rustle behind me.........


I turned around and my face creased into a soft smile ...... this particular company was definitely welcome.


But wait...... there was something in the upturned palm. A gift?


As I reached to take it....


Peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepppppppp!! I snapped out of my day-dream with a jolt. The bus had screeched to a jarring halt, thanks a signal.


I took in the situation around me: my co-passengers grumbling and waking up; collecting some of their stuff which had fallen down due to the sudden lurch; my book lying haphazardly across my lap while I had been staring into the space.


Day-dreaming...... and me?? And that too of beaches? I must be working too hard (guess I need a break..... no... make that - I badly need a break).

However, darned if I did not enjoy every minute of the dream ......... :)!!

14 comments:

Grandebelf said...

Nice photo again. CFC on Kanakpura road is something which is pretty similar in terms of the description. Awesome quiet place but the color wont be there!

Jay said...

Ah ..... the real world.

chitra said...

-/Grandebelf
Aha?? Is it?? Must visit that. But what do you mean by colour not being there?

-/Jay
Ya.... the real world :) !

Khushi said...

star studded Night sky, breeze of palm trees, beach, walk...

and

Hosur road?????

Sheeeeeeesh........
HE has his own ways of making JOKES, I tell ya...

chitra said...

-/Khushi
Howdu.... dreary landscape......Yaawwwnnnnn !!

Grandebelf said...

I mean the color of photograph!

chitra said...

-/Grandebelf
Oh.....'kay !! I have never seen so many shades of blue and purple in a single pic!

ritzkini said...

ayyooo....what an anti-climax...
day-dreaming ! and you !! where's prachi !! somebody please bring some sense into this woman !!! pleaaaaassseee !!!
:))

chitra said...

-/Kini
Oye Machaaa.... welcome back kaNo!! Ellidde isTu dina? Full busy naa? Athava full down aa??

And ya..btw, Prachi has gone for a short vacation. She will be back soon :)...

Vikram said...

Day dreaming maadoke saadhya na bengaluru traffic alli.. hehe..:P

kidding..

chitra said...

-/Vick(s)
Of course..... all you have to do is duly get phsyched out :) !!

ritzkini said...

@sponchi
:)
illa kaNey...they suddenly realised that they are paying me with out getting any work delivered !
so...lotsa work..lotsa travel..lotsa sleeping in the car..
neen heLe figure ! hengidhiyaa ???
:))

chitra said...

-/Kini
'Figure' tee hee!! Literal translation of my name aa?? :) :)

Me doing okay.. not in Oman na?? :) :) Adakke..... :) :)

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