Monday, October 6, 2008

A day of my choice - tag

One day, Weather girl called me...


Now i like weather girl because she's so fickle minded..she just cannot make up her mind on what weather she wants...One day she decides it’s going to be sunny and bright and just when all those clothes have been aired out to dry, across she sends those angry clouds and watches gleefully as the orchestrated movement starts below...people running helter-skelter, umbrellas being popped open and children being herded indoors... At least that's what happens in Singapore...at the first grumble from the sky, we see maids popping in and out every balcony peering above, and gathering laundry in and out.


Don't you think, the weather is an icebreaker, mood turner and perfect punching bag in addition to being the most overused topic?


And so weather girl said, “today I’m feeling lazy! Can you manage the weather for me today?


"Sure" i said "how do i do that?"



"Take this pencil and draw your weather on this white screen, next point to the globe...it’s that easy...


I looked at the screen and saw a white canvas...begging to be filled...I drew inverted V's for mountains, a semicircle for a cheery sun half hidden behind a cloud, birds in the sky and cottony clouds...I drew light drops of rain…and then I turned the globe and pointed to Singapore…

Okay wake up guys...this was imagination working overtime...let's leave weather girl to her whims and my imagination and get on with the tag, passed on by ~nm...

If i were to be a day, i would go for the one where there is a hint of rain in the clouds, a rainy day where the raindrops fall softly on your cheek and tease you…a day where the kids can splash about without their mothers worrying about them catching cold...


And since I’m greedy, i would also like to be that day in October in Delhi when there is that delicious nip in the air which tells you winter's coming. I really enjoyed my pre-winters in Delhi…(not the bitingly cold one where you wish the toilet seats came pre-warmed and where your words are frozen in your throat).


I miss those women knitting sweaters everywhere you go, people basking in the warm winter sun…the jackets and the shoes, the tip of your nose feeling cold faster than the rest of you, the wonder in your child’s voice when his warm breath creates that little illusion of smoke…the attraction towards heat and warmth in every form…erm...here... i am referring to hot cups of tea ;)


So I’m a sunny day - wanting to be rainy-also wanting it to be nippy - kinda person...(sounds a bit like my moods). now tell me, what season are you?



And since it’s a tag, specifically Sumana, abha, gauri, neera...let's see the seasons in you...


Psst...but guess what, the sky is grumbling, the clouds have gathered...woohoo..so its going to be my kind of day after all...itz chai time here... :D


28 comments:

~nm said...

Nice :)

And your forgot eating peanuts and oranges and ganna(sugarcane) when basking in the sun in Delhi winters.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Thats a good one from weather God ( Girl ) to pre winter nip of Delhi,hot Tea & you forgot the samosa Or Bhujiya with it..Singapore and rains ,they are always there,isnt it
TC
CU

--xh-- said...

that is a very lovely day indeed... and some imagination at work :)

rm said...

that was poetic .

Karthik S said...

This is one of the best posts in ur blog. The weather girl imagination....wow too cool. Loved it.

Cheers :-)

manuscrypts said...

a weather boy.. that would put moodiness out of business :p *and runs away from the belan attacks* :D

ceedy said...

Hahahaha

This is the only thing left...made to order weather....:)

Nice tag

Joy said...

Thandi hawa, kaali ghata....

Love your kind of day :)

Rambler said...

actually I woke up to one such day today here :)

Preethi said...

Perfect weather!!! :)

Neera said...

Wow sounds like a beautiful day to me ..written so nicely. I didn't know you too have stayed in Delhi.

Thanks for passing on this tag - its a lovely one!

Fuzzylogic said...

Amazing post and your imagination was almost poetic. There;s always that warm association with rainy colder days and a nice hot cups of tea,brings back so many childhood memories. I really loved this post!Keep rocking weather girl:)

Suma said...

~nm...
mungphali and oranges....pure nirvana isn't it :)




CU...
Singapore weather...it really can't make up its mind...
nothing like a hot cup of something with spicy pakodas... :D

Suma said...

xh...
hey thanks...

rm...
blame it on the weather :)


karthik...
thank you!!

Suma said...

@manu...
weaher boy?!!!!! no way...then it would be so predictable...bright and sunny or maybe sunny and bright or maybe ...yes sunny...

belan? hmmm.... heard of stilettos? :D

Suma said...

ceedy...

oh yes...and i ordered my kinda weather yesterday :D


joy...
the only thing missing was the music so thank you...:D



rambler...
thank me...okay? :)


preethi...
Juts like me!!! :D how was cheeky's b'day?

Suma said...

neera:
i've lived there for close to 10 years...and it truly has become my second home...




fuzzy...
thank you girl...so what kind of weather would madam want for today? :D

ugich konitari said...

We have NO thandi hawa in Mumbai. Normally. But today the monsoons are almost done, the air has cooled a bit, and with slight drizzles, that actually encourage you NOT to carry unbrellas, the weather is ideal for eating corn bhuttas on the beach...

Having said that, I need some Delhi winter Mulees and Gajars with chat masala, and some Pune winter Harbara (green fresh chana) sprigs that I can nibble from, as I sit sunning my feet across my grandmothers room threshold....coming up, a great cup of adrak tea .....

bang . It just thundered here in Mumbai :-(

brocasarea said...

i hate winter!...usually land up having tosillitis or nose block....so always prefer summer

Monika said...

thats a lovely day and i love delhi in any season and miss it so much

Gazal said...

i think the weather has to do a lot with the weather of our minds and our hearts..

lovely post suma

rayshma said...

that's a beautiful post... :)

Veens said...

such a sweet weather girl u r :P :)

unique TAG tere!

:)

onlooker said...

My you have a lovely way with words, spinning magic. :) (no, didnt meant to comment on each post in a row, it just happens, cant help it!! ) :)

WhatsInAName said...

Sunny and bright post, if I can compare it with any weather :D
As of now, I would want this hot, sultry, humid October day turned into something breezy and cool.
Weather girl, please whirl your magic wand!

Gauri said...

Will get around to doing this tag Suma - in a while, though :). Life is kind of crazy right now. I loved the concept and the idea - weather girl :).

And your post, as always, is simply lovely :).

Sumana said...

Tag completed girl. Thanks enjoyed doing it.

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