Sunny Side Up

Watching Under The Tuscan Sun for the nth time, and I come away feeling good about life and people.

“Never lose your childish innocence. That is the most important thing.”

This echoes in my head as the credits roll down.

This picture of Malty and me walking towards the beach in Goa stirs that afresh.

These past few months have been a roller coaster ride. I have everything and yet nothing. Been through serious introspection and then some.

Every New Year’s eve it’s been a stay-at-home with family and quietly usher the new year with a lamp lit and prayers. This time I wanted change, unfamiliar surroundings, out of my safety zone and yes, not be alone.

As luck would have it things worked out and thanks to a dear friend, Goa beckoned. Seems madness in retrospect but a great idea at the time. And of course, how could I dare leave Malty alone. So there we were, mom, nanu, malty and I ready for an adventure.

Will add a post script to this post on traveling with pets, nerve wracking but rewarding. Just coz you know they are safe and in good health.

I couldn’t have chosen a better place than Goa to usher the New Year, conquer my inner qualms I did but it also set me free and set me on the path to rediscover myself. I think I’m lost somewhere, amidst all the chaos around me.

Not surprising that New Year’s eve and New Year itself it looked like the entire Indian population and a half was on the beaches of Goa. The party started and never stopped. Fireworks, camaraderie, a bonhomie unmatched and Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

The unease within dissipated, at least for those few days.

Life isn’t bad as it looks at its darkest moments. The sun is waiting to shine, and yes, life is a box of chocolates and not a ticking time bomb 😉

Sometimes we step warily into the unknown, forget the child within us and look askance with trepidation and cynicism.

 

BREATHE………..PAUSE…………. WALK AHEAD, Remember Life is good.

Stay Blessed!!

Feb 14…

So what? Just another day or so I thought?

Till my dear lady looks at Bambubhai and asks So what are you doing for Valentine’s Day?

Huh?! What?! Come again?!

Quizzical looks passed between Bambubhai and me. What were we expected to do? Roses, wine and chocolates. Couldn’t be cheesier we thought as we continued to fight over The Social Network and Zuckerberg’s potrayal. Wasn’t he a manipulative SOB or smart?!

Valentine’s Day huh?! What?! Come again?!

Bambubhai and I have known each other for a long time now. Wishing each other on a birthday is not even a priority on our list of things. The height of romance scaled…

a bottle of chilled beer shared on a hot afternoon

reading comics in companionable laughter

packing bags for a weekend birding trip

book sales with business biographies, kenneth anderson vying for a spot with jim corbett, archies slugging it out with Suppandi

blowing  soap bubbles

heading to the friendly neighbourhood acquariumwalla to see the latest catch and adding even more fishes to our growing collection of fishes

taking Malteaser for a walk

another argument..

on google vs facebook

on how much he hates facebook

about whose turn it was to fill up water in the loo

Golmaal 3 vs Love Story

home-made biryani vs take out from chung’s

NOW TELL ME FOLKS, kindly do, where is the time to commemorate St. Valentine when our days are full of the mundane?!