Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Dawn by the astamudi lake..
I walked out of the cottage in the predawn darkness. The fact that we were the sole occupants in the resort of twelve cottages filled me with ecstasy. I breathed in the crisp chilly air deeply.... A faint mist hung around..
The Astamudi Lake shimmered in the faint moonlight invitingly.. Mesmerizing me..
I knew that I would find it besides the lake..
The perfect silence that bewitches me.. Tantalize me..
I know it is there.. On the other side of all the chatter around me.. Beyond my grasp.
I can glimpse it here and there.. Behind the palm leaves swaying softly in the wind.. In the bark of huge trees.. between the patter of the raindrops..
I sat down and closed my eyes. Oooooh ..! Yes..! It was coming slowly.. Softly…. Engulfing me.. Sweeping through me…
I let myself go.. Drowning and dissolving in it to my hearts content..
I slowly opened my eyes. The world was stirring awake.. The first streaks of light were breaking out in the eastern sky. The lake shimmered joyfully in the rosy dawn .. Birds twittered... Some swooped down fast into the water and flew away with their prize catch. A cow mowed somewhere..
I sat there.. cocooned .. In the loveliness around me.. Till the sulight was more than I could bear..
Peeps lay fast asleep in the cottage. Food.. Alcohol…. A sexy roll in the bed.. Deep sleep.. That is holiday for him.
He smiled indulgently as I describe my morning experience..
“U missed it.. u should have avoided alcohol ....why do u block out your senses when u are on a holiday.?’ I fail to understand the fascination men have for alcohol during celebrations and holidays..
'You don’t understand.' He laugh lazily.... 'What is a holiday without a good booze..?'
P.S. That was the sight when i opened my eyes..I thought id share the pix with u..