Thursday, April 26, 2007

Shifting Sands

April come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain;
May, she will stay,
Resting in my arms again.
--- P. Simon



April and May were the months of shifting.. shifting from one house to another, an office to another. Both new spaces being at Marathahalli, and both old spaces being at opposite end of the world.

Struggled with a mountainous amount of furniture, and thank the Lord that there were friends who helped me pack and unpack, through two weekends. My new flat mates moved in last Friday. We get along great, so I’m very happy with general setup.. fingers crossed. :)

The house still looks like a tornado hit it, tho, with dust huddled together in odd corners, and kitchen utensils and various masalas being dumped randomly on granite shelves. Dust mites roll across the great prairie we call our living room, friends tell us to open the fans, so that the dust will shift away and hide under corners. The same people want to come and play cricket and TT in our living room, so I don’t put too much weight on their words of wisdom.

But it’s been worth it. The house is white and light and spacious. It is so big that one almost rattles around in it. My furniture, which seemed too much, at my old flat, now seems pathetically less.

Come dawn, and sunlight filters in from all angles, hitting my face across slanted shutters. Stumbling sleepily out to the open kitchen, we throw open both balcony doors, and feel the heat and wind on our faces, as we drink our coffee.

Evening brings with it a cool cool breeze, the curtains dancing in the drafts of air, wind chimes doing their tinkling dances. Flopping down on the bean bags and floor cushions, this feels like home.

8 comments:

progga said...

how about some pictures?

Serendipity said...

Girl, you make it sound good to move. And your new place sounds like it's on the Mediterranean - sunlight through shutters and warm winds and cool breeze....where's the mandatory bronze-skinned, chiselled featured, utterly maddening man, then?

Scout said...

when's the housewarming?? (to which i will undoubtedly be invited!)

mobius_tripping said...

P, will send 2nd set of pics once my house is FULLY done up, i.e. all the little things i want to finalise

Seren...sigh!! i WISH it was the mediterranean truly.... and YOU'RE in charge og getting me the "bronze-skinned, chiselled featured, utterly maddening man"..or did u forget? :-D

Sc., there will be a housewarming shortly, and yes, definitely, ur gonna be there :)

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