The title may seem a little “out there” but it is apt for this post. It has been a very pleasant day for me and I just want to share the happy moments of today with you. They say happiness multiplies when shared.
I found it slightly hard to wake up this morning and my mom had to constantly ask me and my cousin to wake up every five minutes. It reminded me of my school days and how I used to look at the clock with one eye open and go back to bed till the it showed 6:30 am. I found myself feeling like those days came back and found myself trying to convince my mother (while laying down) that laying down was, in essence, just the same as standing horizontally and thus there was no need for me to get out of bed! Interestingly enough, my cousin decided to comment on that and say, “If you really think about it, Ekshi is the only one standing up (horizontally, of course) and the rest of us are laying down vertically! I haven’t woken up in stitches in a while and it was a refreshing change to the old routine of waking up and getting ready without having a good laugh.
Then, on the way back from Noida, where both my cousin and I happen to be doing our internships, we had some more of those funny moments where my description of a singer was “It’s THAT guy who sang THAT song.. Oh wait! He didn’t sing THAT, he sang THAT!” (I’m certain you find this as descriptive, well-stated and convincing as my cousin found it hehe)
Well, if these little incidents weren’t enough to make us both have a good laugh… the evening brought even more entertaining moments. We looked outside the window and realized it was going to storm and rain pretty hard, so we decided to take Bagheera (my dog) for a walk before anything of the sort took place. Since he is not very manageable by either one of us, the guard held the leash and walked him while both of us just walked along. With our amazing luck it wasn’t much of a shock that it started raining about half a kilometer away from home. To add to the situation, Bagheera started running in the opposite direction to complete his “walk” which had turned into a “run” instead of running back home. Thankfully, we managed to run through a short-cut and ended up in the park close to our house. We were just about home, completely drenched and laughing hard, running after Bagheera.. when we realized that the gate of the park that opens towards our house was CLOSED. Perfect luck as it is, we found ourselves jumping a fence with Mr. Bagheera running ahead of us.
Since we were already drenched when we got home, we decided to call our friends and chill out in the rain… thus the topic of this post… Punjabi music and rain is an amazing combination LOL.
After that, my cousin and I decided to share with my mom certain facts and saw her reactions to those… example being the fact that we weren’t going to be very happy with arranged marriages hehe.
Anyway, maybe another day would be better to describe her comical reactions to our ideas and beliefs. It was good to see that my cousin, Nishant is still just the same as he was when I last saw him and that we can still confide in each other just as we did all through our childhood.
I hope the rain continues for a while.. in words from one of my favourite Indian songs, I hope whoever left the faucet open in the sky.. sends us some more refreshing raindrops.