Sunday, May 08, 2005

It’s been ages since I had a summer break...to be more precise...one year! Last year I suppose I had what I would call without hesitation the longest break of my life so far and boy! Was it not fun!!!!

So I woke up at 5am this morning with a vague recollection that school was not supposed to open before the 18th of this month and that it was no use waking up so early. Baba woke me up an hour later....get up or you'll be late for office....

Poor me!!! The good ol' days of summer vacations....cycle rides in the dark, swimming in the pool just when the sun strikes it big and getting tanned all over.

Sneaking around while everyone's asleep during the noon and stealing mangoes from the fridge and the baton relays in the afternoon.

The kaal boshakhi in the evening...picking up the mangoes that had fallen and the long walks after the storm to the library to pick up the Enid Blytons.

The home work that was done grudgingly; but just in time to watch chuti chuti on TV. Calling up friends, writing long letters to the class mates, visiting grand parents....

Mishti Doi, Pochise Boiskakh, Jamai Shoshti, Raaj Bhog!

Now its the same the year around, the hectic mornings in the train, the evening rush, and the work that never seems to end....I have been sleep walking all these days and I suppose it will go on forever.........

2 comments:

First Rain said...

Summer vacations ... aha! One the prime reasons I wanted to become a school teacher when I was a kid. :D

Your post reminds me of these lines from a Jagjit Singh/Chitra Singh gazal:


Ye daulat bhi le lo,
Ye shohrat bhi le lo,
Bhale chheen lo mujhse meri javaani,
Magar mujhko lautaa do bachpan ka saawan,
Wo kaagaz ki kashti,
Wo baarish ka paani.
...

stiletto said...

anwesha, blog karo!
anwesha, blog karo!
anwesha, blog karo!

(rhyming with "calendar khana do!" from Mr India)