November 13, 2012 § 2 Comments
SO…. the power is back up. (It was back last monday really) So life is back to normal. Although we still have to figure out how much the NY transit is working… but its good. Much better than last week or so.
It has been dramatic, the last twenty days, to say the least. So we are today going to go on a pictorial journey of the two weeks!
We were utterly in love with fall, my sweetheart and I. The orange leaves floating down in the gentle breeze beckoned us to visit. It was simply lovely!
But then there was that dreadful hurricane Sandy. Dreadful. Power out for more than a week. That night the wind was killing outside. Howling through the buildings and trees. Well, we were thankfully safe inside and stocked up with candles. Ten days dinner was in candlelight!
The aftermath was… well. As expected. Trees down everywhere. How difficult it must be. Took all those years to grow as tall as they do and one night its all over in the wind! The poor trees.
Bored with the darkness for days at end, we went for a trip to DC to stay with friends. It was such a change from the dark evenings!
When we came back the power was back and everything was running! Of course a day after returning we were welcomed with snow all over… My heart goes out to those without power in the snowstorm. Hope everyone was okay!
But no matter. Everything has almost turned to normal and we are all geared up to celebrate Diwali – the festival of light! And of course no diwali is complete without the traditional lantern or akash kandil as we call it. I used to make one in India every year… so I had to make one here too. From whatever material I could find!
Which brings me to my next wish…
Wish you all a very very happy diwali! For those who celebrate it and also to those who dont… May your life be a festival of lights and may it be filled with hope, joy and loads and loads of happiness! Wish all that you set out to do comes true and you are blessed with success and prosperity!
March 8, 2011 § 8 Comments
(Oh well…here it is,my first ‘guest blog’. I’m so so excited spilling out my heart here,and so grateful to S,that she though me worthy enough to be trusted with her blog.So here it is…something specially for her!)
i had a dream,it was snowing…in our own city!We were together.You were looking fairer than usual,if that’s possible!Almost porcelain.Your nose was red,after all the crying,your eyes were strained.You looked tired…tired of being perfect and sweet all the time.You looked at me with great hope,for comfort.But instead, all you saw was your reflection.Inspite of all the misery,we couldn’t help but laugh at our situation…how similar our lives were!Our laughter made us forget the world…we wandered through all the accumulated snow…but at a crossroad,we chose different paths…i tried to get back at you,i tried to find you,but you were long gone.i was lost…
i had the dream again…at the crossroads,we met again!You had changed…you were glowing,your eyes were beaming…all the things you had hoped for…were all yours,and more! I had rarely seen you so happy.You looked at me with great hope, but i was no more your reflection.I was cold,from fighting the wind.But seeing you smile,my heart melted.I couldnt have hoped for anything else…we wandered again……and it snowed again!