Monday, November 2, 2009

Life…by contrast

It’s quite late at night, the air smells of onsetting winters and there’s an alluring chill in the air . I’m relinquishing the slow relaxing drive at this hour after having some gala time in TC. The silence is giving a delusion of stillness and I’m deeply immersed in my thoughts thinking how time flies, how fluid life is, out with the old, in with the new. My friend next to me has quietly dozed off and is in his own reverie as we reach the gate of our housing complex.

RWA of our area has kept a watchman at the gate for security reasons. He’s supposed to pen down the number of every vehicle which enters the complex after 10 o clock and then let it in. The watchman, wearing a light sweater to beat the slight wintery chill, too has reclined on his chair when the glare of my car’s headlights seize his attention. He stands up to note my car’s number, and then opens the gate to let me in. A street dog in his deep slumber , lying on the road, does not even bothers to look up.

I reach my home & my friend leaves for his. I climb on my bed, curl up in my quilt and doze off to sweet dreams. The watchman too would have reclined back on his chair only to be woken up by another glare or horn….

7 comments:

Sandeep M said...
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Sandeep M said...

Nice.. it inspires me to pen down some of the weird thoughts that runs through my mind from time to time..

e.g. Time Travel, my playing a role of India Superhero "Shehansa", my crush on my english teacher.

and would name my blogs as "From all my dead brain".

Aman said...

That Daag!!!

Why din't he bother to look up? Itna attitude, itni insult!!! Mein hota toh uss per car chadhaa deta!!!

:-|

Saumil Rampal said...

One word to describe this blog --> "Serene". The words seem to jump out to form a picture. Beautiful.

Shona said...

Lovely. Night time has a way to be astonishingly beautiful, specially in winters. The darkness hides all the imperfections of a place and heightens the rich colors giving it a splendor of its own.

Too good...
~Varada

Rakesh Agarwal said...

I am agree with aman.... itna attitude.... agar yahi aman ke car hoti to wo ek bar jarur dekhta aakhir purana rishta jo hai ... :)

Vishal - The Vince said...

The scene came out live from the comp screen .. no words enough to praise this piece .. its photographic its simply wat it is :-)