Story of a lost journalist

June 28, 2010

Feelin lovely on bday

Filed under: Personal — Cris @ 19:50

I look out from the balcony and see the last minutes of twilight. Night is about to take over. It is wet everywhere. Raindrops are falling from the floors above mine. I look up to catch some into my mouth. Fail. I’ve now a wet face minus a wet mouth.

A French song comes from the next room. In response, I look at the big vast sky above. I see six crows, flying in tune with the song I hear. That is my magic number, I feel happy. I see a seventh coming from afar and the numbers dont matter anymore. I see white clouds pacing and for a moment lose all my inhibitions. I spread my arms in delight.

I look around. Grandma Girl (name I gave to the elderly lady I see at the opposite building everyday) is busily chatting with someone I cant see the face of. Could be her son. In another flat, a child is whirling around with his cycle. In the road below, a woman has caught an auto rickshaw.

The French song is still floating in the air. I feel so perfect I must be in love. What a beautiful world. Happy birthday Cris, you are lucky to have lived here another year.



  1. Happy bday Crissie… we are lucky to have marked another year of knowing a smart funny won’t-get-married-even-if-you-kill-me girl like you.;P This holds just 4 today.. This won’t hold from tomorrow..You’ll be back to being the butt of all jokes okies?!

    Comment by Rasika — June 28, 2010 @ 23:05 | Reply

    • @Rasi: How rude! But thank ya girl! 🙂

      Comment by Cris — July 16, 2010 @ 01:11 | Reply

  2. Happy B’day Girlie.. Enjoy and have a great year ahead 🙂

    Comment by Dhanya — June 29, 2010 @ 09:57 | Reply

    • @Dan, thank ya 🙂

      Comment by Cris — July 16, 2010 @ 01:11 | Reply

  3. oru doubt.. aa song french aanennu ninakke engane manassilaayi?

    Comment by Deepak — June 29, 2010 @ 13:37 | Reply

    • @Deepak: It was at the end of a movie I was watching

      Comment by Cris — July 16, 2010 @ 01:12 | Reply

  4. heyyyyy.. wish u a blessed time, girl.. till your next happy happy birthday.. when we’ll get to re-issue the wishes.
    till then, happy raindrop eating, crow watching, neighbourhood scanning, listening to french music n much much more!!

    have a super lovely day! 🙂

    Comment by usha — June 29, 2010 @ 23:51 | Reply

    • @usha, wow that is a super lovely wish :-). Thank you girl!

      Comment by Cris — July 16, 2010 @ 01:12 | Reply

  5. Happy birthday 🙂

    Comment by Binny V A — July 1, 2010 @ 17:04 | Reply

    • @Binny, thank you 🙂

      Comment by Cris — July 16, 2010 @ 01:13 | Reply

  6. wow..i felt like i was watching a good movie.
    i love the way you described the ambience..its beautiful, simple and subtle..even felt like i was standing there on your balcony.

    Comment by manu — July 1, 2010 @ 23:52 | Reply

    • @manu: gee thanks manu. I am glad someone could see it. I wanted to convery the exact feeling I got watching all that and recreate it here.

      Comment by Cris — July 16, 2010 @ 01:14 | Reply

  7. Awwww…. that felt so good. I feel calm and relaxed now! thanks 🙂

    Comment by Akshaya — July 4, 2010 @ 00:24 | Reply

    • @Akshaya: Glad to be of service 🙂

      Comment by Cris — July 16, 2010 @ 01:14 | Reply

  8. Nice one, Chris. Belated birthday wishes. Mine was on June 27th 🙂

    Comment by Pradeep — July 4, 2010 @ 09:58 | Reply

    • @Pradeep: Long time! Belated happy birthday to you too! Hope you are having a wonderful time 🙂

      Comment by Cris — July 16, 2010 @ 01:15 | Reply

  9. cute post. to be young is very heaven, Eh?

    Comment by kochuthresiamma P j — July 13, 2010 @ 18:06 | Reply

    • @KT: Used to be KT. I dont count myself young anymore. Not at 27!

      Comment by Cris — July 16, 2010 @ 01:21 | Reply

  10. Thank you Cris, This is the second time I am reading this post, A very very Belated Happy Birthday Cris, 😛 May God bless your everyday to be as happy as your this Birthday. Wish you a Good Day 🙂

    Comment by Javed Miandad — February 24, 2012 @ 08:15 | Reply

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