Friday, 16 November, 2007

Short sabbatical it was...but worth every minute :)

Well, not much of a sabbatical it was..was it?? :)
a mere three days..yes...but a mere three days sometimes make
such a big difference to everything

by the way, let me warn you before hand..this post is
entirely without my characteristic word plays and poetic

so those who read my blog for my abstract posts and pain
drenched notes..

well, this might be a bit of a disappointment

for a change i just want to write something simple and direct
well where do i start
ah yes..why am i back so soon
have i already found myself
i am still looking..but i think i am on the right track, finally!!

life had been..err..well..a little too dead these last few months..

but now i am resuscitating it..trying to get back to being that
not so serious, fun to chat with, up for any adventure,
sometimes bitchy, sometimes crappy, often insane, romantic
idiot, who had once smiled back at me from the mirror...

well i have decided life has been manhandling me long enough..
but just like every dog..(
*err bitch :D ) has her day..
its my show life what i can do in return..
so i am all set to kick life back into shape..

time to show it, i can be happy carefree and exuberant without
any help from it

i am rekindling my curiosity..reviving my spirit

i have my lessons too.. still love people..still start caring for
everyone i talk to..but i don't trust that easily anymore..
i might still be a romantic..
but i know i won't give my heart away too easily this time round..
i am more careful now..don't believe every word
said to me anymore

i am scarred and have knelt and been defeated and hav
bitten the dust..
but i am rising again..all set to get up..dust the grime off
and walk away, proud of my scars..proud to have put up a fight..
and ready for more..

yes, i am trying to be umang again..not that moping depressed
sallow creature..who had no self respect..a mere beggar...
a defeated soul..a scatter brain..
who had nothing to think about except her losses..
nothing to write about except piteous poems and odes to what
had been or could have been..who had forgotten what it was like
to be curious about life question again..
to laugh without fearing the impending tears..

so these last three days i have been rediscovering what it is like,
to wander the streets alone..looking at houses in the lane and
imagining what mine would look like one day..

getting lost on purpose..just to find some new park or street or
unknown haunt, where i can sit unnoticed, eating a red pack
of bingo mad angles coupled with a coke and accompanied
by my favourite songs, blocking out every unwanted sound
or thought, playing on my faithful cellphone mah red and white
nokia 5300 (

unravelling again the joy of clicking away like crazy with my phone's
camera.. everything from twisted trees to puppy litters..from fallen
leaves to kids sitting on their balconies

re-experiencing what it is like to turn around and look at the
little street child laying with a broken tire by the dusty road
in front of the construction site, where his mother probably laboured..
to smile at him and to feel your heart lift with amazement and joy
comparable, in a less sensual way, to the kind of ecstasy you feel
when you dip your spoon into the pure dark chocolate sauce at the
bottom of Haldiram's HCF and put it slowly in your mouth..feeling
the soft sweetness with just that right tint of tempting bitterness..
invading the privacy ofevery hidden dark corner of your mouth
teasing you and making you go mmm...:sighhhhhhhhh:
uhm uhm..coming back to the topic..
), when he smiles back at you
and waves with a grin on his face and vulnerability in those
innocent puppy eyes..

reliving the pleasure of standing on the bed with my eyes closed
and jumping..
(err dancing :D) away to glory

and i don't know so much more..i am trying again to live life
in moments..
a smile here a guffaw there..a tear forgotten..drowned in swirls
of laughter..
that's life..

and i am ready to live them all again


FireWhisky said...

dark chocolate sauce... damn im drooling...

its lovely 2 c u lk dis... n im glad d sabbatical wsnt 2 long... cz i relly do lk reading u... i love wt uv said abt rekindling ur curiosity... struck a chord wid me...

maverick said...

@umang..good to see the post..hope this is a continual process....

umangexuberance said...

@firewhisky i know exactly what you least about the chocolate sauce ;) was drooling all the time i was writing about it
God i am dying for a trip to Haldiram's
and i am just soooooooo happy to know you like reading my blog, its so encouraging..feedbacks like these are the reason i couldn't stay away for long :)
and curiosity..yes i seemed to have lost it..i just didn't ask anymore and it was such a disappointment..but now i am asking again and it feels so good :)

umangexuberance said...

thanks :)
and i hope so too :)

d SINNER!!! said...

....i thot i was d only one, who went thru all that...happy for u!!!

seems what i dint find in the real wrld, this vrtual wrld is offerin me!!!!

umangexuberance said...

@d sinner
aah yes..thsts what this virtual world of blogging is all about :)
take care :)

Reeta Skeeter said... seem to be on the right track. May God be with you :)

umangexuberance said...

@reeta thanks..i hope so too :)

humbl devil said...

so the lil gal's pciking up all the pieces and started gluing it up all again with superglue...
unleash the phoenix inside of you...


umangexuberance said...

wow what a beautiful comment devil chacha :D thank you
yes the little girl is growing up :)
and the phoenix is already forming from the ashes and starting to sing anew :)

lucfier said...

well umang, your name says it all be cheerful and convivial forever, life tests all of us and i guess we pass if we manage to smile back even if we are stared at even by the worst adversities . Cheerz!!!

umangexuberance said...

thanks so much..that was so sweet :)

Sameera said...

I am so happy for you sweetie!God Bless You and your lovely spirit.Take care.Smile always,you have a beautiful smile :) Love & Hugsss

umangexuberance said...

thanks are an angel :)
*hugs* :)

s.H.a.S.h.I said...

hey umang... great to hear this, finally..
Har din ek nayi zindagi hai
har din ek naya savera hai
Iss zindagi ko ek naye 'umang' se jiyo...

bye tc.. thanks for the comments btw..

anonme said...

Wow umang! I thought i was the only one who suffered in my quest for love.. Silly me! And the journey back home from the fruitless quest is not exactly unpleasant.. After everything that u hav bin thru i think this wont be that bad! :)

umangexuberance said...

thanks that was really sweet :)
keep visiting :)

umangexuberance said...

of course no quest is ever in vain no matter how fruitless it might always leaves something in its it beautiful memories or harsh has its own gifts to bestow :)
and thanks for visiting
take care :)

Gonecase said...

Rise n shine phoenix; that chocolate sauce got me drooling and yeah, read about 5300 too :D

umangexuberance said... when are u treating me to that chocolate sauce??
and sorry i couldn't finish my parantha..class :| :|
so what's for dinner?? :D :P :P

Gonecase said...

Ab to bangalore jaane ka samay aa gya hai :(
Par chocolate sauce to wahan bhi milti hai...most welcome :)

umangexuberance said...

sure sure..wahan ayi to pakka khilani padgi..ok? :)