5 a.m on a november morning in Bangalore.
Breathtaking beauty of a black sky heightened by a crisp slice of moon and a few stray sleepy stars. Stillness of a morning still early for birds broken only by a distant bell. Winds,virgin untouched by the smells and sounds of the day carrying just a trace of their flirtations with the flower buds.Cold winds,not biting but playful, indulgent and gentle.Anger and betrayal,pride and arrogance and all the meanness of the world faraway and locked inside closed doors,buried under blankets.
You,cane chair on the balcony, hot tea.Peace.Heaven.
(For everything else there is mastercard!!)
19 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Ever though of copy writing?
    we need one !
    : )

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Hey usha,
    Gimme those words -give them to me to keep!!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Wish I was there! we all see tings like that but I think we ned a special person like you to tell us how beautiful it is.


  4. Anonymous Says:

    Wish I was there! we all see things like that but I think we need a special person like you to tell us how beautiful it is.


  5. Usha Says:

    Copy writing - oh yes, I copy writings from my favorite authors all the tiem into my diary so that I can revisit them whenever I want!!!

    Suri, Take them all. if nature can give us so much free, I can give you words!

    Abhilash, Thank you.

  6. mMMm, ushus.lovely.

  7. Usha: How much I envy you! I often go to sleep only at 5 am. The tea, the cane chair and the balcony -- they all remain an elusive dream!

  8. Krish Says:

    Dawn - Early morning...

    "UshA kiraNaNGaL pulkI pulkI
    Thushaara binduvin vadhanam chuvannu
    Pakalin maaril
    dhinakara karaNGaL
    Pavizha maalikakal aniNJu"


  9. Usha Says:

    Anooos,and that is why I say you should come to bangalore!!!

    Bishwanath: I know, it is tough for you angels who toil when the world sleeps so we may be in tune with what happened in the world. perhaps you could substitute hot chocolate for the hot tea and have a moment of peace before hitting the bed at 5?

    Thennavan:Until you pointed it out,I was completely oblivious that I was talking about Ushat kalam - thanks and the song is soooooo beautiful. Thanks once again.

  10. Yowwwwwwwwwwwwww! Great writing, Usha! Will try and get up at 5 one day and try this out! Thanks!!
    Have felt something of the sort whenever I sleep on the terrace. Around 5 the mosque prayers begin, so I wake up, and there is the morning breeze and the coconut tree fronds swaying and dew settling on me and the planets and constellations shining bright one last time before fading away. [No tea up there though!] The day always pales in comparison after this!

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Every morning I leave from home dressed like a lil' girl ready for a day of picnic - and come back home wearing a cloak of weainess.

    Life in this city is like being part of a ceremony in the netherland, where zombies dance around a bonfire of their on flesh incited by their own blood.

    O, how much I miss being lost in the woods by the streams that run through the valley like a song liberated from a flute.

  12. Usha Says:

    Absolutely heavenly asha.
    Must even more pure without the tea but Tea is a worldly concession I allow in heaven too!! It would not be complete otherwise!!
    Anon: I understand how you feel. Tell me all about getting "lost in the woods by the streams that run through the valley like a song liberated from a flute." I am willing to drop everything and come.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Mam you ask me to publish my writings..ever thought about the same for yours?? absolutely worth it.

    But 5 am is a bit too much for me :)

  14. Usha Says:

    dubukku renga, i can write one para of description. Not the same as what you do - write a entertaining story in great style!
    Thanks for the kind words though.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    wow! your write ups are spellbinding... i loved that 5 am post.

  16. Usha Says:

    Thanks shashi

  17. WhatsInAName Says:

    In all the 35 years of my life, I never knew so much of happiness lay scattered all around me waiting to be discovered. I wish I had stumbled across your blog earlier! Such beautiful thoughts. :)

  18. Usha Says:

    WIN: Only goes to prove that we only ave to look inside us to find all the happiness we need - not anywhere outside.
    And hey, that is the greatest compliment I recieved in all my 49 years!

  19. Anonymous Says:

    well I see it too.. here in Mysore :-)