May 6, 2011

an Ode to my 'Sandals'!

all of today my mind kept wandering. sensing something amiss. maybe someone's birthday or anniversary or wedding or due date or launch or...phew! checked both my phones, my online diary. even logged onto FB after a week almost just so that i get some clue as to know why exactly this date seemed to linger on. nothing rushed to my rescue. then read an unexpected line in an unexpected mail from an unexpected sender and it all fell in place magically. "dimaag ki batti jal gayi" moment happened! :-)

i love 5th may just as much i love 10th april just as much i love hundred other dates etched in my memory for all sorts of reasons. one of those 'perfect' days full of 'perfect' moments. (not that the perfectness of it matters to me much. i love imperfections as much more often than not in people, places, preferences, situations. it keeps my interest alive! ;-) 


one of the several perfectly magical moments i was blessed with that day is posted below. i cherish this pic a lot would surely be an 'understatement'!
photograph by Parag Mahale (May'09)

one of my adorable blogger friends - Mrs. Suranga Date, spotted this one on my profile more than a month back and penned a soulful ode to my sandals. the satire on her blog is something i look forward to always for all the tongue-in-cheek humour and insight she unfailingly provides with every post. you can't imagine just HOW surprised and full of glee i was when i read the verse :-) :-) have a look pretty please!

Some sandals 

stick to the owner
everywhere,
absorbing every cut,
pokey stone,
lash of cow dung
and wet mud,
but
keeping the feet
clean,
unfeeling,
and the person
devoid of nerves...

But some,
like a good friend,
share the heat of the road
on a summer afternoon,
the stumble across
an innocent pebble,
inadvertent puddle thumps,
the little scratches
of stuff in the sand,
and stand
patiently aside,
encouraging and waiting,
as you decide to get your feet wet
in some new waters
once again...
And when a
particularly big wave
of something arrives,
and you run back,
they remain,
overcome by the foam,
but bravely facing up,
faithfully waiting for you....

- Suranga Date 

and here's the link to it on her blog of poems. all of them are inspired by a broad spectrum of moments captured by different people. hope you enjoy them as much as i do! :-)

6 comments:

Jason said...

At long last! Lady Bear comes out of hibernation. Apparently, we have to write poems for you, just so you can blog :P

Speaking of poems, Suranga’s absolutely amazing! Muahs to her for her softly soulful ode!

Do write more often!

quaintkal said...

hehee..of course! :P
yeah. isn't she just amazing! do check out both her blogs when you get time :)
hopefully, i will try n hang around often at my katta! thanks :)

Kits said...

Niceness poem it be and phatte foto too :)

WB darlingwa

quaintkal said...

i can't take credit for either :D thank you though for the warm welcome :)

Smitha Campbell said...

The picture is dreamily beautiful. Yes, it must have been a special moment. There are some nice phrases in your friend's poem - the imagining behind it is lovely.

ऐश्वर्या said...

wow..such a nice post wid nice snap n nice poem... i liked ur thought abt imperfection.. totally agreed...:)