Story of a lost journalist

September 28, 2008

Just another day, nice though

Filed under: Diary — Cris @ 22:10


After an errand I had to do today, I decided to try something I have wanted to – go sit by a tree alone and read a book. Mm yes I was wise enough to exclude the trees in the streets. I chose one in the museum. It felt a little odd at first cause everywhere around me sat people in groups. Being a lone traveler was alright, but being a lone sitter-by-trees seemed weird. Nevertheless I did what I went there for. It was all working fine, cause once I had my eyes on the books I brought I didn’t need to look up and see the many eyes that chose to look at the mysterious museum-book-reader. Admittedly the idea was not my own, I spotted a guy doing this one day and made plans for self.

Problem came in the shape of a crow. It would stutter towards me and I would resist the urge to shriek, try to shoo it away with my book. But every time, it returned in a matter of seconds. This was not looking good. A lone reader, people may forget about but one that played hide and seek with a crow was an unusual sight. Without doubt, my actions made a really comical sight. So walker bys and sitter bys saw me and my crow-friend in action, faces dipped in amusement. Finally when I gave it a little more time in my neighborhood, it revealed its purpose. It was not, like I suspected sneaking around to eat me. Must be a vegetarian crow, it took a cone ice-cream left over by someone and vanished. Whewwwwwww I heaved aloud.

It was wonderful once I had the ground to myself. Crow-less grounds, I found out, were pretty serene. Second problem, relatively minor, was when I wanted to add extra effects to the whole serenity in the form of my music player. Music player ran out of batteries. But I already had it glued to my ears it felt a shame to remove it now. Everyone would know! Yeah right, they had no other business but to wonder how many of my batteries worked! I didn’t feel like doing a battery change now, having already attracted enough attention; what was I there for anyway – some time for myself or to entertain the museum-goers?! So I just stayed there with the ear phones glued to my ears, absolutely no music coming out of it.

That didn’t end my day’s adventures. I chose to walk some way home and came across this group of youngsters performing in the street in front of Keltron. I watched in awe as the group including 4 or 5 guys and one girl sang aloud the old forgotten folk songs in harmony. They were good! I talked to one of them who was walking around collecting contributions from people. He said they worked for a group called “Abhinaya” and they do it every Sunday at 5:30. This has been around for over 15 years now! Wow so much happens around me I had no idea of – well the-not-knowing part is not unusual, but this was something big!

Well it’s just, it was a nice day.



  1. Hey, I went by museum today and saw many loners relaxing there. It struck upon me that it was a good place to read books. And now I came back and see that a blogger had done exactly that! 🙂

    Comment by Thomas — September 28, 2008 @ 22:44 | Reply

  2. You can read and listen to music together? Wow – I cannot do that.

    Comment by Binny V A — September 29, 2008 @ 00:30 | Reply

  3. @Thomas, hehe you try it too kid. Its pretty good!

    @Binny, well I think I may find that hard too – I have in the past. Cause inadvertently I stop reading/writing and close my eyes to the music! But on this occasion, I had dead batteries so I could read!

    Comment by Cris — September 29, 2008 @ 22:15 | Reply

  4. Oh, this was so nice and ‘funny’. Who says comedy happens only on screen. We can take incidents from our own lives to laugh and make days lighter. I really enjoyed this one. I laughed out loud (my bro just went by me looking as if i was nuts, Bah! Who cares!).I can just imagine the ballet you had with that crow (still laughing).This was really wonderful. 😀

    Comment by M.Rose — September 30, 2008 @ 00:27 | Reply

  5. 😀 Thank the crow for not dropping down anything over you!! They drop icecream , other eatables or their own products 😉 over the lazy people sleeping in museum! Lucky You!!

    Comment by Srijith — September 30, 2008 @ 02:57 | Reply

  6. That was nice 🙂 I would also agree with Srijith. You were really lucky that it didn’t drop anything to distract you 😉

    Comment by Dhanya — October 2, 2008 @ 14:40 | Reply

  7. the museum park! 🙂 I’ve always loved it n make sure I go there for my morning walks whenever I hit home. 🙂

    Comment by usha — October 2, 2008 @ 14:51 | Reply

  8. @M.Rose, thanksss dear!!! I was afraid I didnt convey my embarassment well enough! Cause it was sure to evoke a lot of laughter if actually witnessed!

    @Srijith, woah I didnt think of that!!! Next time I am taking an umbrella. I will take a whole tent with me!!!

    @Dhanya, hehe yes I should thank my stars!

    @usha, oh wow! I always want to do that, but my mornings start at afternoons and I end up a couch potato!

    Comment by Cris — October 2, 2008 @ 23:02 | Reply

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