Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Through the third eye

We got married in 2005, right around the time when Anniyan hit the theatres. You know, how most poignant moments in movies have something dramatic associated with it to not-so-subtly point out its importance; like waves crashing against rock, thunder or 100 violins screeching nonstop.

Well, our married life didn't have any of the aforementioned. Though at times I think thunder and rain would have suited it quite beautifully. The only music CD I bought as I crossed the Atlantic was the Anniyan soundtrack, especially since it had a song to my name. Everyday after The Mr went to work, I would sit with a plate of toast and omelette and watch Becker re-runs on TV. Right after Becker, I would pop the Anniyan music cd, get into the kitchen and cook lunch. A simple meal of dal, rice and beans would take me a good 2 hours to cook as one had to spend 30 minutes between taking the dal and placing it in the cooker, reminiscing about Madras to an invisible husband.

It's less than 3 years since we've been married but The Mr claims it feels like 30. Can't blame him. When you're married to a woman who speaks dime to dozen any given minute and now you have a 3 month old who takes after her mom in that aspect, every second seems like a lifetime.

I digress. Anyway, the point of the post is, i don't have many photographs of our life in that one bedroom apartment. There was never an urgency coz there was always a lifetime to click snaps. But whenever I listen to Anniyan songs or hear the soundtrack of Becker, I feel myself looking in on our life then, as a series of snapshots in sepia tones; of a starry-eyed girl lugging 2 pounds of sugar and 2 pounds of flour up a steep climb to bake her newly-wed husband a birthday cake, waking up to the sound of birds and The Mr walking in with coffee, cuddling up on the bean bag, sitting on the floor and watching 'Anniyan' on the many moments made lovelier by a wonderful soundtrack.

Our voices.

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Blogger Shirsha said...

Wow, today you got me reminiscing :)

12:48 AM  
Blogger RS said...

Sweet :) Made me think of my days in a 1BR apartment shared with 2 sometimes 3 other students!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Vee said...

I love the way you write Kumari :) Nice memories. It's amazing the things that make us remember certain moments.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Ramya said...

Nice post! As I was driving by our apartment today, I was thinking how we are going to miss it when we move to a new place. The living room couch which converts to a summer bed. The dull green color couch never syncs with the room but has given us a lifetime of memories. Three years now in the same apartment, no digital photos- only memories remain.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Kumari said...

@Shirsha: Well, glad to be of help :)

@RS: Aah, roommates! Those belong to a different lifetime :p

@vee: Thank you :)Sometimes it's corny, but am glad those triggers exist.

@Ramya: Thanks. I guess the bst pictures are those in our heads and not in an album :)

11:26 PM  
Blogger Jira said...

Pon C..
My wingie and b-day senti..Do u remember me! Came across ur blog..u have a talent girl! unique style of writing..u shd try ur hand at free lance journalism some time!
congrats on the arrival of Maya!

3:32 PM  

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