Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Dolphin with Chianti

We met a dolphin from these waters.

She came with a smile and the classic Chianti from Tuscany.

We talked about her animals, my music, her tennis days, my search-days, the class hang-ups and the mass realities, the short stature and tall nature, the greediness and the bare necessities.

And it all ended with Pooja’s favorite chocolate dessert and warm hugs.

Thanks, Dolphin…and keep smiling.

For the record, I'm temporarily leaving my country to stay at a small island towards the south. Today is my last day in Bombay and I'm getting sentimental.

ps: Thats 'Chianti Wines' by Gounod Romandy, an Italian painter of the 30's

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Why was I missing from here?

Because I was busy getting hitched. Pooja and I got married in the modest ambiance of a court in Mumbai on 2nd of May, 2008. Being a person who is uncomfortable with tentativeness in all affairs, I love the finality of it. A certain calmness is giving me a gentle embrace.

As always, the 'Pulitzer man' has something for this occasion too. Its appropriately called 'Wedding Song' and appears in the 1974 album, 'Planet Waves'. A few lines from the song.

I love you more than ever, more than time and more than love,
I love you more than money and more than the stars above,
Love you more than madness, more than waves upon the sea,
Love you more than life itself, you mean that much to me.

Ever since you walked right in, the circle's been complete,
I've said goodbye to haunted rooms and faces in the street,
To the courtyard of the jester which is hidden from the sun,
I love you more than ever and I haven't yet begun.

You breathed on me and made my life a richer one to live,
When I was deep in poverty you taught me how to give,
Dried the tears up from my dreams and pulled me from the hole,
Quenched my thirst and satisfied the burning in my soul.

The picture above is of our feet inside a pristine and ancient pond that we found on one of our jaunts into the wilderness. We call it 'Happy Feet'.