Friday, May 8, 2009

March 2009: An Abrupt Valediction

It was raining an hour ago. The huge old eucalyptus tree opposite our building fell of in the storm. April arriving. And so beautifully. Maybe a morbid beauty which in some way is even destructive. The presence of that eucalyptus never evoked me to pen something on its name. It is queer that its absence will give way to a few jumbled words here and there. I am sitting by the window where a part of the downpour kisses me. I will remember this night for a long time from now. Manik Bandopadhay, cigarettes and a trailer of my favorite April-rain in mid-March. As ordinary a night as this will be rare in future.

-a candle in the rain (no matter how surreal)

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