Archive for June, 2011

Time to move on?

Posted: June 14, 2011 in Bangalore

I’ve watched it happening over the years to friends of mine. One day they’d get up, look at the city of their birth, and discover that it stifled them. They felt it was time to move on.

But I never thought that it would happen to me. Bangalore was after all my great love affair. Other things could perhaps pass away into the nothingness of time, but not my passionate love for this city of my growing years.

And perhaps it will never pass away yet. Bangalore was my first love, and it may still remain my only love. The one city in the world where I will lay my head to rest and know that I am finally home.  

But for Bangalore to remain all those things to me, I must perhaps go away and let the winds of the world heal some deep wounds.

I have always loved that Bangalore is a small-big city. But sometimes it is the smallness of the city that allows some threads to entangle you and then eat into your soul. Bigger cities give you the space to lose yourself for awhile, and not bump into people you know at every street corner.

Where will I go? I am not sure. But I am considering pursuing my dreams. Perhaps it’s finally time for me to be a person who is not led by my love for a city, but led by my love for my dreams.

I will not run away. But I will move on.


Monsoon magic

Posted: June 9, 2011 in Bangalore, Uncategorized
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Morning light kisses the sky.
A soft wind languorously unties my hair.
The promise of a scattering of raindrops tantalizes my skin.
This monsoon morning my heart beats again.
 I am alive. So I live.

(Written in Bangalore, one monsoon morning)

Copyright – Christina Daniels