Sunday, February 10, 2008

Beginning of Spring...


I haven’t experienced snow or ice on a landscape bigger than our refrigerator, but I’m sure the best times in snow-caped backdrops are immediately before the spring when the ice starts melting and makes you understand that for all the roughness and coldness, there’s an exciting flow below the surface that’s just waiting to be discovered. The white-blue icicles on tree branches slowly awaken and instead of dropping directly below, take a detour to the tip of the branch pointing towards the ground and trickle across the ice-sheet drop-by-drop…this drop-by-drop thawing always reminds me of fingers hitting the piano keys…Don’t know why that reminds me of piano. Funny. Maybe coz the sound of a piano key is similar to a drop hitting water surface. ‘Plock’ goes a piano key too, creating an echoing clunk. The nature would soon start fishing out jewels from its potley, but its this scene of pure, spotless white beauty that appeals to me…like a girl stepping out of shower, sans any make up…strands of wet hair, onto the forehead…and the water droplets slowly trickling down to the ground…

3 comments:

Sarah Charlene said...

Thank you for your thoughts all the way from India. We aren't far apart after all, that's refreshing.
It's cold, snowy, and icy here in Minnesota. Spring truly is a magical time of year. Tulips popping out of the ground with snow lingering. That's my favorite.

Anonymous said...

ah spring!
all the change in the air, playful moods of the weather- sometimes warm, sometimes cold....and the air freshly thick with bird calls
and yes of drops of water trickling down and falling 'plock' on the ground, whether it is the snow on the fir trees, the wet body of a girl or my batch mate's nose....

spring is the time for romance ;)

bm

A said...

Sarah Charlene: Yes, the distance isn't much really. Especially with the supersonic speed of the mind.

Anon: :) I knew you would use this opportunity to bring in my running nose :D