Game of Shadows


This image begged to be captured! I had been cooking lunch, and after setting the large pot of curry to simmer, went out to the living room to fetch something. As I turned from the sitting area, I was stopped in my path by this stark image on the wall.

This is the wall facing my kitchen door.which is the arch one can see in the picture. The light which puts the grills of the kitchen window in prominence has been reflected off a car parked on the side opposite my apartment building. The shimmery effect and the squares of highlight was the steam rising from that pot of curry simmering on the cooking range.

The play of shadow and light was so dramatic that I just had to shoot a picture. And yet I could see that I hadn’t managed to capture the magical shimmer that the steam had created on the wall, just like the ripples of a gentle, gurgling stream.

When one thinks of perfect…one imagines that it means there will be nothing ever like this. But when one is referring to nature, it is full of thousands of such perfect moments, most of them at the most unexpected places.





1-IMG-20160122-WA0010the hustle-bustle of a metro. the crowds. the heart stopping pace. people rushing, people pushing. the end of a tiring day. a welcome cup of tea. a chair by the window. then suddenly. a beautiful sunset to wipe away the fatigue in a second. and a reason to be grateful to have lived another day. ( PC: Dee)

Love at First Sight

I looked at him.

He looked at me.

His eyes were my undoing.

Those soft, melting, brown eyes.

It was love at first sight.

You know its love at first sight when you cant take your eyes off each other.

We gazed at each other longingly.

I didn’t need words.

His eyes said it all.

That, come, lets walk this path together.

But my heart knew that I was not in a position to commit my time and attention to him, though my heart was already his.

With a soul-wrenching sigh, I turned away.

As I walked away, I could hear him whimpering a plea.

I didn’t look back because I knew if I did, I would follow my heart and take that darling puppy home with me.

a moment

It was hot, muggy and humid when I took my walk this morning. Took a lot of pushing to get myself to reach the goal I had set myself. Then I got distracted by the cheery yellow blooms along the way. And before I knew it I was scouring the sides of the walking track, looking for fresh blooms and greens. In my search, I really didn’t realize when the heat and humidity had been shoved to the back of my mind. Before I realized it I had completed my walk and headed back home.

Got me thinking that if I could focus on the ‘blooms’ in every situation that I face, every path that I walked would be as effortless as the walk I took this morning. Being aware, and convincing our mind, is probably tougher than actually implementing any task, big or small.