how to backpack th city you livein ?
or was it known as picnic in olde' english ?
how to have a nearly perfect day holiday?( more on perfection later )
i live in large city, by the sea, with a 200 year old history,
if not more ... and villagers ... since thousands of years,
various communities live here, it is a city of dreams,
there are too many facets, iam .. just ... thankfully glad to be .. here ..
in beautifull weather.
you first start with :
ssssing on the bussess/ trrainnsss
mostly i have had some truly mind boggling results
now i am no singer.
far far far from it.
im plaienei zestfullL
i love to sing
cos it's ofcourse easier than playing instruments,
who needs more outside work and perhaps a more disciplined approach as such?!
singing is natural soft personal internal
is here anyz more beautifull than live voiceof folks'.
i sing in my own ragas ..
ihave no singing voice
little classical practice would have helped me
but its long past
when my freInds or fMaily hear me sing other people's songs,
( whgich are the only ones i can sing@! as i am no song writer .. )
they are offended
ialter a few words here and there to suit my needs
i sing mostly when it is not much expected.
which offends the gathering mostly
i sing thereby originally
asmuh asit comes to me
i just like songs..
ihave been singing in public transports since education..
how tiresome and nearly death this experince in bombay is.
why whould'nt ? you do something to be happier ?
iask permissions sometimes, mostly from ladies.
ising bhajans, few rock para;s and mostly melodies in indian languages
i have no range in voice
no low level sscale, wich must bemostly difficult to achieve anyway
girls on general class join me usually
they are happy to hear
something touches them so much.
some shift seats
to come and sit near me
they tell about themselves
most intimate ones.
" i just lost my dad."
" idon't have any internal female organs"
" you should sing more , who ? won't let you ? you should go to indian idol."
(i get toldin jest , iadd in jest)
when you sing in an ac bus
everyone is caught in their day jobs
posh girls in the front cannot believe i am doing this
smirky smiles to eac other
lady, your smile incidentally enough ismaking my day,
men are receptive
people who know silence, sometimes your neighbours, are raised to stunned awareness
1female channels audiente'
it is about connection anyway
you catch an auto
he guides you differently on your day
mostly you chat with these blokes
most are migrants from up
most have double degrees
most are brahmins
they are here to battle poverty
and many relate nicely to me
drivers usually have an energy about them in any case
how else to drive?
it is about travelling together anyway
you do juhu today
no visit in juhu goes without noticing amitabh's bungalow
just as -when in bandstand, on mannat of shahrukh
isckon temple first assuggested and noted
dance to wondrous krishna music
connect to guru n lord
recieve lord's crown's blessings
accidentally sit next to ratanrajput
she helps you on physical, spiritual and friendly planes
eat happy an wholesome
no you don;t buy
( gita ji , sorry!!!! shivam kshamoham!)
as one writes essay in adolescence on krishu, tapaoed from dad,
and wins great jie anyway
later you go overboard with your hindu pals
on some overly descriptive dramatic hindu temple of all shrines
smile and scenery f seven eight floors
with an elevator no less.
now i am neither a great hero worshipper nor star follower
what i know is.light is trasmittable.
it is conductive, convective and radiative
you can reflect your own true shine without doubt.
you feel space
that suspended lightness and openness between all that is constructed amidst everything else
where life dwells
you wlk to the beach
memories of 5 year old girl comes back
you remember, you are still the same
you play in the ultra dirty water, although
your mind of nature lover is angry
you know this has been a busiest peninsular waters since 4/5 hundred years
but why can;t we make better care >
you wear blossoming patti leaf green whic is green n yello and ice green which is muted shimmer
you walk upto boys playing beach box cricket
you go and be audience
after their hooting,when they realise,
they are happy beyond words!
they suggest you join them
more manuhar, you join
they are some mixed ethnicities
south indians and nepalis is my guess
you play well as as result of practicing mastie with bros
iam so happy :-)
you carry certain paraphernalia ,
as should if you were travelling long journey,
this is necessary in my city.
mostly a dupaata sees you through
if you cover your head too.most times its helpful.
yes it ain't all that sexy,
but this is little price to pay for the
maxi freedom you recieve in return
of being alone on a picnic
you get asked are you hindu?
what will i have to do to ?
though you admire ladies with
dancing skirts of their saris
it is a wonderament of the sad order
how many get it wrong?
what is perfection ?
perfect would mostly mean complete.
only yin and yang diagram is perfect. period.
after that we are all the dancing bits and baubles of it
things are perfect.not people.
situations which r mostly work related are perfect
personally ... perfection isa drawn out concept
god is perfect perhaps ,
maybe even hes not
he is a cool buddy
au naturale au rhythmic
why worry so much be stuffy be held up be tight all the time
it is beacause most of us operate on our little selves, we hurt each other too much,
noneof us r accomplished to accept each other as we are
we want everyone to do according to me,and
they want me to do according to them
this is the root cause of all disrespect
anything that starts going from playfull to preachy is my nitemare
i collect shells and burn feet
feel the cool breeze and burning afternoon sun
chase the horizontal as always
i had too much fun!!!!!!!