Monday, April 26, 2010

Drabble, dribble and a dreaming reprieve

Images fire on the screen. Iran is up to no good again, or is it the only good, I am not too sure. I hear a voice blurt out a script pre-written in a nauseating tone, blaring, invading my private space, my own eardrums. The CPU speakers below this wooden platform play a feeble tune that brings a smile to my face.

The tune reminds me of a life gone by, of beauty perceived and stored, retrieved and dreamed off again and again. ‘Malargaley, malargaley,’ the singer’s voice echoes over snow-capped peaks as a subtle and feeble flute song accompanies his voice. The meek indeed will inherit the earth — there’s so much truth in that statement.

Raindrops fall inside my head, a beat evolves from the pitter-patter and in no time, I’m dreaming of green fields, swaying coconut palms and a wild young stream in a hurry to be swallowed by the bigger river a few kilometres downstream. Voices rasp together in unison, singing gleefully of the chilled breeze that will flow over Theni as the rains fall… This indeed is a love song for nature. I am in love. Theni is green. Theni is fresh. Theni is a virgin. Theni is a concept to me. I know it geographically exists, and that people claim home to the area, but to me it is an idea. It’s the perfect paradox, where nature has blessed an area with immense beauty, while the people indulge in a behaviour that would put rustic to shame. Maybe there’s beauty there too? Maybe I’ve been far too urbanised by the warm winds of Bangalore to feel and perceive this beauty, even if it is in my head!

My mind quickly shifts to an uptown tune, with whistles and kettle drums in a gay orgy of sorts. Flirtatious and dirty, sweet and innocent at the same time, a voice sings a tease-tune that would appeal to anyone. ‘Paarkaathey, paarkaathey…’ the metallic female voice screeches out to a male chorus that joins in with joy. Happiness is indeed simple. What say?

Well, a day after a harrowing experience that repeats itself, I am indeed convinced that A R Rehman is my solution to any blues. I am now happy. I feel elated and might dance in the rain. It doesn’t need to rain though; my imagination is quite capable of creating a shower just perfect for me. Ah! The joys of dreaming!

32 comments:

pure said...

nice.

what does "Theni" mean?

Ko212ryS_Dahle0 said...
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俊淑娟美 said...
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TemikaGalia25 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼......................................................

Bob0104byWas0104ham said...

How are you~.................................................................

怡潔 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。......................................................

HaroldM22 said...

the food is delicious!............................................................

建銘建銘 said...

blog的用心,看得出來~~請加油..................................................

峻君 said...

Birth is much but breeding is more. 加油!..................................................

tgibson said...
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林利 said...

看看文章轉換心情,也幫你加個油哦

jackveronic said...

Quality is better than quantity.....................................................................

江婷 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。.................................................................

明霖明霖 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

吳婷婷 said...

來看你了~心在、愛在、牽掛在,幸福才會繁衍不息^^..................................................

芳容222許林堅林芳容儀 said...

唯有用熱情、用智慧去觀察事物,這事物才會把他的秘密,洩漏給我們............................................................

佩璇佩璇 said...

faith will move mountains. ..................................................

詹莉emmaagnes莉真 said...

真是好文呀~~給你拍拍手再加分!!!......................................................

潘凱花潘凱花 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................

芸茂芸茂 said...

世界上沒有本來就應該的事,因為老天爺也沒有劇本..................................................

莊雅和莊雅和莊雅和 said...

生命的意義,是在於活的充實;而不是在於活得長久。............................................................

琬安琬安 said...

每日都有新日光,每日都有新希望。.......................................................

胡維倫 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

李蔡文山家榮 said...

More haste, less speed..................................................................

家唐銘 said...

偶爾上來逛逛,下次不知是否還有緣再進來,先祝您平安順利!!!..............................................................

家唐銘 said...

Offence is the best defence.............................................................

凱許倫 said...

你怎麼能經過一片海,而忘記它的藍?......................................................................

怡涂涂涂均 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債..................................................................

怡楊雯 said...

生活總是起起伏伏,心情要保持快樂才好哦!!............................................................

淑君韓淑君韓淑君韓 said...

文章雖然普通,但意義卻很大~~^^~~ ..................................................

蕾蕾 said...

財富並非永遠的朋友,但朋友卻是永遠的財富。......................................................................

Mithraah Indiirh said...

@Pure: Theni's the name of a place :)