Thursday, August 25, 2005

That Thing That Makes The World Go Around

This is an ironic title for this post. Because, truth be told, I have no idea what that thing I've blithely put in the subject line is. None. Is it friendship? Music? Alcohol? Good conversation? Pink Floyd? Hot home-cooked food? Laughing till your sides ache and your jaw gets stuck?

Whatever it is, it's working for me, at least for now. My weekend was one delightful, delightful extended moment in time, with all the above. The kind of weekend whose essence you want to distill and store, safe in a stoppered glass bottle in a cool dry place, and take out to sniff once in a while - but delicately, delicately. Imagine a 5 hour journey, with conversation about everything and nothing and whatever lies in between, a hot, home-cooked meal and good vodka at the other end, a room draped in shadow and shards of light, someone plays a guitar while others sing everything from hyms to Floyd, and somewhere along the way, the first song they ever remember trying to mumble the words to, ever spotless, ever pure, melody and harmony. Imagine excited conversation and the meeting of old friends and dear, squeezing together into one small bed and laughing into the night and everything has changed and nothing has changed and I thought I saw Mars out the window on the long way home and isn't the world wondrous?

In words that only some people who read this blog will understand, and that might make others who read this blog stop reading this blog, I am dzust laabh.


20 comments:

shakey said...

sigh. awesome. those photos look so.....happy. and familiar. and far away. all rolled into one....

giles said...

i too am dzust laabh, bhry bhry muts, it is laabhly, vndrrrrrrr, vndrrrrrrr.

Nandu said...

I don't photograph well!! ....and how come no mention of Hoho?....:)

progga said...

shakey,
You should totally have been there... you would have fitted right in... :) Some time, some place...

progga said...

nandu, it didn't fit in with the rest of the post. But the poll is on, and yielding good results, you person-of-little-funniness!

akr said...

heck ya. I dont remember the last drink I had with you guys.
Heck wait, I possibly just did- it was at Toto's right? couple of years ago?

and I dont know the other 2 people in the pic. am i meant to?:)

(let us know what is HOHO please,in time)

progga said...

Yep, I think it was. Though you and I and some others have had a far more memorable drink (or many) years ago, at Popat's place... the night of bombing the DU list! recall? As for Hoho... that'll have to be taken offline! Unless there's tremendous popular demand, in which case the concept will be unhleashed on the world and there will be much hilarity and rejoicing.

Itineranting said...

I mees :(

shakester said...

popat's place has gone down in history. it was some night.

Nandu said...

Shakey, trust me on this one, you do NOT want to know about hoho....talk about TERRIBLE puns and you have one right there.....

progga said...

It: what is it, exactly, that you "mees"? And did you know that there's a nice bridge over Howrah breeze?!

shakey, ignore nandu. And nandu, stop killing popular demand. Vox populi vox dios, and all that.

Itineranting said...

Thats an old one!

Popat said...

Sounds fab, Progga.

progga said...

Popat! Hugs hugs hugs!
and, oh, it was!

Heh Heh said...

heh. i know some more people around here. fascinatingly small world..

progga said...

FG: No way! People in the snaps? Who?

Heh Heh said...

note, my dear progga, the use of the word "more" :)

progga said...

Duly noted, FG. Now spill!

Heh Heh said...

:) nobody in the pictures, actually. just people in your comments-space.

progga said...

Ah, like zat.
Blogdom is sometimes such a ridiculously small world. Small and cozy!