Saturday, March 22, 2008

Holi hai!

I have a love-hate relationship with the festival of Holi. Hate because, after you've had your fun, you have to scrub yourself like never before. Even after that struggle with yourself you end up looking like a monkey (just like I'm looking now. This is one of those rare occasions when I just can't look at myself in the mirror!)

Another reason I hate it a bit is that I see a lot of people around me having a lot of fun, and somehow I cant match it! They dance, have beer, eat, go on a drive, ride bikes, and just seem to be having the best time in their lives. Being a girl, I'm not allowed to ride a bike on a Holi! Not that I know how to ride one, I would like to have the permission at least! Any way, I try to mingle with those who are having the best time. Like those aunties in the park outside my house. They had a dhol and they were all singing holi songs. They were cracking non veg jokes and laughing out loud! It's fun to see timid aunties coming out in the open once in a while!!

And then my brother, he danced on rang barse, it was some entertainment! My bhabhi, she danced like Mithun - unbeatble! Also, our fellow blogger D, did some cute girly moves :)

The reasons I hate Holi somehow become the reasons I love it too. It's a day different from all others. I love how we can color anyone and everyone. I love the unpretentious holi hugs. I love the smile on the faces. i love the fights people have - you want your friend to paint you red, blue and green, you know he will do so ultimately, still the struggle is fun to watch.

As a kid I loved the water balloons. I used to sit on my neighbour's bike, with his 4 other family members, and visit their relatives! I use to buy new clothes for the occasion. It was bliss. And so I love this festival.

I hadn't realised this till today morning. I had a little tiff with my bro followed by an emotional pour out. Suddenly I realized this will be my last Holi in my house. Next year I'll be somewhere else, with someone else, doing something else... tears just didn't stop!

My uncle suggested me to live in the moment. Made sense. Makes me realise, if I lived each day like that, my life would be so much happier.

No, I wont get started on that bit! Wish you all a very happy and colorful Holi. If you missed out on it this time, make sure you have a blast next year. Trust me, you wouldn't regret a thing.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Of cheesy lines and falling in love

It was a dull, boring night and I was on my computer with the legendary ICQ showing me online in the system tray.

I got messages from all and sundry and like always I didn't reply.

And suddenly, a guy by the name 'archie' sent me a line that struck me.

archie: hey, will you be my veronica?

rhythm divine: nah, I'm the Betty types.

That was 13th April 2003. I think he found his veronica in me and life has been full of love ever since :)