Wednesday, 13 May, 2009

Water water everywhere....

It’s not for lack of wanting that you haven’t seen a post here for a while. Its just that blogger is incredibly slow and refuses to load on my data card which means that my want to blog remains just that!

The most exciting thing in my life right now is swimming in the evenings. India has a strange cartel system when it comes to swimming pools. Unless you are a member of a club (which are priced crazily high), you can not take a seasonal membership to the pool. Which brings lesser mortals like me back to square one. Which is why I have been elated since we managed to get membership to arguably one of the best pools in Noida and the evening swim is what I look forward to every day! There is a strange sense of calm that water brings with it.

Think back to the last time you were at a beach at sunset. I dont know what it is about the sound of waves that one just wants to sit quietly and listen to them. Its as if they are telling a story in a language that we cant decipher but we feel that if we listen hard enough, perhaps we will understand the secret that they share.

I get the same sense of calm in the swimming pool. When I float in the pool, staring at the sky, my mind clear of thoughts... of deadlines to be met...dinner to be made....bank work to be completed ...the cacophony around me fades away and I am, for once, at peace with myself.

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