These recent posts here are coming like to be ‘my Chandigarh Diaries’ online 🙂
Today, at the pottery session, I made a ring just like that; and by the end of it — it was like- I am now engaged to Pottery!! 😉 The day was as wonderful as the life itself.
I woke up late, umm, like around 7 or was it 8?!? For the early hours till probably 12 — I was just kinda lost…was it about a post?!? I think so. Anyway..don’t pay attention to this part—-that’s the nonsense bit I sometimes bring up here!
I walked in a certain Deja Vu.
Dressed in a skirt of blue..
With a borrowed pair of ear-rings
beaded in purple and sea-green…
Along with some Kohl smeared
In my pink eyes;
I felt my spirits of goodness rise!!”
When in South Australia, I had often felt Adelaide as laid back and comforting as Chandigarh. So, while on my way..I picked up some flowers and leaves tucking them in my bag for the pottery/ceramics sessions I am attending in this city. The washed up streets, due to the early-day rains, and the fervent showcases of ‘love for nature’ dwelling anterior to every residence… filled me in with profound jollies!
As I walked past these little lovely, well-maintained gardens–something I miss in Hisar (my hometown); I was relishing each fresh breath of me.
Today- was my fourth session of the five I registered for, at the Red Mug Studio, Sector-8 C and I clearly had nothing in my mind to mould/create out of the stone-clay I am given. I thought, let the clay lead me..let nature rule me..take it easy..just be. No planning, no expectation..just be there for the joy of it. So, overall I had an amazing time of course and I hand-moulded the clay into small pieces of sweet-nothings! I skipped the wheel today for tomorrow’s session. 🙂
The built up energies,
Burnt the past effigies
Heart warms up to you
Yes, I want to thank you..
For pursuing me
For agonising and then soothing me
For embracing my soul
For accepting me as a whole.
For much more.. I thank you
I will not bother you anymore.
Just be present
Live the moment
Beautiful, this life is so beautiful!
Okay, done with the poetry bit.
Song of the day — O mere dil ke chaien
Feeling of the day– Joy
Others — Nothing much.
It rained today..
In the eve.
More inside than outside..
Drained me at first..
And then soaked me..
Joy and sadness rained in and out..
This rain was a different rain..
It liquefied the euphoric pain.
After a long, long, a very long time— I am back here..back to the ‘snippets’ of me. This time, it’s about Chandigarh—another place that has a special ‘place’ in my life! 🙂
I have come to visit here and my friends give me the comfort to just be. The feeling is lovely..steady with some dashes of deja vu!
This is the place where I studied arts from. I came into the College of Arts as a teenager to be adult, all of 18 years and today, when I am some 7 years plus to 30; I am here..back again. Not that I haven’t been to Chandigarh.. in these past years, I have but on fleeting visits with other stuff to do.
Presently, I am here on my own..to explore the self just a bit more.
I see what the city has evolved to and how I have grown as an individual! It’s invigorating.
I am in the moment of every day and I see beauty all around. The city has become more modern, fast-paced but it still has that tranquility, we hanker for. The mere thought of being in Chandigarh, all by myself, has given me much comfort for past two weeks and I was awaiting the timezone I am in. 🙂
Long live Chandigarh- The City Beautiful, an apt sobriquet.
Let a poem flow in now?
It’s quite time to! 🙂