Tuesday, 19 February, 2008

On a fluffy green cloud

She was lying on her belly, alone in her little spot of sunshine, next to where the two hedges met. It was her tiny kingdom, secluded from the rest of the world by the earphones that were plugged into her ears. Her long black hair fell all around her, forming a veil from prying eyes.
A book lay open before her, its pages rippling in the light breeze, as she lay there day dreaming, wrapped in the soothing warmth of sun's golden blanket.
An empty bottle of dew stood next to her crumpled green bag, shining like a wizard's emerald staff.
The few drops she had spilled were glittering still, like a magical potion on earth's soft green carpet.
One leg was raised up in the air, dancing a ballet in time to the rhythm of Enrique crooning "I can be your hero baby...". One big toe reached down to slide up the other leg, while the other lay knotted in the grass, playing with its tiny green tentacles, as they tickled her till she giggled...
The shadows from a near by tree creeped in, waging a silent war against the sun's warm rays, slowly gaining ground as they gobbled up her little kingdom.
But she was not worried. She knew that by the time they reach her, she would be long gone, and tomorrow, when she returned, the sun would have again swept back the black tendrils from her little spot by the hedge.
So she looked up at the tree and its big violet flowers and smiled as if greeting a long lost friend.

The song ended.. the sounds from without came crashing in ...
the shouts of the guys playing football on the other side of the hedge..
the giggling girls..
the crooning love birds..
and then it was Bryan Adams talking about that place "where angels fear to tread...", and she was back in her bubble, like a veil blown up by a sudden gust of wind and slowly fluttering back in place...
She raised her hand to her hair, and flinched, she hadn't realized how hot her hair had gotten in the sun's upside down furnace.
She closed her eyes and smiled, in spite of herself, resting her head on her hands, as they covered the yellowed pages of the book she had barely read... content.. soothed.. fulfilled..
soaking in these few minutes of heaven and stars in the sun, rising up on a fluffy green cloud... before she had to step off it, back into the screaming conspiring world where she had to live, but where she never belonged..

#Queen Bee#

PS: hey folks! I had an absolutely rocking budday and I really want to write about it, but I am sure all of you are a little fed up of reading about nothing else, so here is this little piece I wrote while lying alone in a back garden of my college canteen.. hope u enjoy it.. a full report of my big day is up next in a day or two.. till then its hugs kisses and buzzes from the queen bee adios :)

18 comments:

Ravi said...

Waiting eagerly for the "Birthday Report" :)

Take care!

umangexuberance said...

@ravi.. really?? :O
ok.. will come up with it soon :D
u too take care :)

Ravi said...

Yes, really :)

I'm always on "all ears to you" mode for those, whom I consider to be my friends (real as well as virtual)!!

Take care, mam!

Vandita said...

helloz to the queen bee :), i see u put the lil solitude u got to good use...
wonderfully descriptive post...
btw i don't think i've ever asked u this...but what college are u in?

maverick said...

before she had to step off it, back into the screaming conspiring world where she had to live, but where she never belonged..

a world which was as real as the dream world as she was in....

then the song again started....
it was bon jovi..."its my life.....
the birds on the branches started dancing...the trees started head banging...n there she was again in her dream world...with a bottle of dew :D

humbl devil said...

oye, queen bee!!!

i think it's high time you changed your blog tytl...
i think your soul ain't tattered no more!!!
:)

p.s.
read the poem by optimista...
aise dost ho toh fir aur kya chahiye!!!

umangexuberance said...

@ravi
well then I must say I am honoured to be counted among your friends :)

umangexuberance said...

@vandy
thanks :)
I am in ITM, Gurgaon
what about you?

umangexuberance said...

@humble devil
lol.. now that you mentin it I have been thinking of reversing back to my previous title "from the depths of the deepest ocean"

PS: I swear!! 'twas awesome wasn't it :)

umangexuberance said...

@maverick
as beautiful an ending as ever
thanks :)

maverick said...

@umang.. :)...btw now my guesses to ur colg ve been proven right :)..ha ha ha ha

humbl devil said...

you bet!!!

Vandita said...

oh ITM, my cousin passed out from there :)
im in amity school of engg and tech ... affiliated to IP university

umangexuberance said...

@maverick
lol.. yes yes
happy? :D

umangexuberance said...

@vandy
really?
when did ur cousin pass out?

maverick said...

lol...alot of my frnds passed out frm ur institute...2005 batch...one of my best frnds too..u ld ve been in first yr wen all my frnds wud ve been in the final yr :)

Vandita said...

uhmm in 2004 i suppose

Bubbles of FireWhisky said...

beautiful post... very nicely described... n read the bday post n duely commented...