Monday, January 20, 2014

Conjunctiv-eyed

At home in Pune with one eye that is red and swollen and the other that is watering continuously. A slow fever creeps up now and then and my throat aches slightly. I won't be going to office for a week or so. I will miss all my yoga classes. However, there are some beautiful things around to make up for the sequestered life:

1. Sweet, drugged sleep but with enormous amounts of lucid dreaming.

2. Sunlight laced with sepia-tints streaming in through the glass windows and forming a lovely square on the bed.So, there's a special place on the bdd that is warm and toasty,  where you can lay your chin and blink in the light.

3. A far full of cheery carnations that a friend brought. The bunch is a crinkly collection of ruby-red and candy-pink flowers, tied with a length of moon-white ribbon.

4. Cold, cold days where brewing some hot, black coffee makes the fingers lengthen in gratitude for the warmth.

5. Put in eye drops by myself which, more than driving or making one's own money, has made me feel independent.

6. Snuggling under two quilts and yet shivering because I am reading Rushdie's Moor's Last Sigh and it's so lovely.

7 comments:

Ze'ev said...
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Ze'ev said...

Hope you get well soon. If there is anything I can help with, like running an errand or two, do let me know.

Oh by the way, I'm sorry I haven't told you who I am. I got to know about your blog from Abhishek Mishra who was your colleague, I think, in Lionbridge. I worked there too 2006-2007, and have been following your lovely blog since then. I'm from Mumbai, but have been living and working in Pune for 3 years now.

Bohemia said...

You should not be reading with conjunctivitis Mukta :) Take care and enjoy your independence too...

mukta raut said...

Hi ZE'ev, oh yes! We must meet...it will be nice to have a friend in Pune. Are you anywhere near Baner? Let me know.

Bohemia...that's true. Will try to give my eyes a rest.

Ze'ev said...

Hi Mukta, I live in Kothrud but I do plan to move out soon. I work with IBM in Hinjewadi, so I can definitely catch up in Baner if that's where you're at. It'll definitely be nice to have a friend here, especially one who is as much a Bombayite as I am :)

My name is Sandeep Pillai and my gmail address is sanpillai@gmail.com.

Ze'ev said...

Hi Mukta, I live in Kothrud but I do plan to move out soon. I work with IBM in Hinjewadi, so I can definitely catch up in Baner if that's where you're at. It'll definitely be nice to have a friend here, especially one who is as much a Bombayite as I am :)

My name is Sandeep Pillai and my gmail address is sanpillai@gmail.com.

mukta raut said...

Great sandeep, I will drop you a mail soon!