Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Morning Musings

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She stood there, hands folded across each other and resting on the balcony railing. She looked across the tops of the numerous coconut trees, interrupted by apartment high rises. One day, she thought, I’ll buy an apartment in one of those buildings. She loved her rental flat too, it was comfortable, but the dream of owning her own home never left her thoughts.

There was a cool breeze coming in from the sea, which lightly ruffled the stray strands of hair by the side of her face. Some days she hated her curly locks and made them go through all kinds of torture in an attempt to straighten the hell out of them. On some days like this one, she loved the pretty curls they made and wondered why people ever bothered hiding themselves when they were perfect just the way God made them.

The color of the sky was slowly lightening up. As she watched, the street lights went off. A few women came out their front doors and began sweeping the area around their houses. Malayalees were obsessed with morning rituals like these, she thought with a smile.


The sun came up all the way and spread its glorious warmth all around. The birds were chirping and she could hear the buzz of activity in the kitchen downstairs. With one more glance at the distant apartment buildings, she thanked God for a lovely new day and walked back inside. 




40 comments:

  1. You painted a beautiful word picture and I really enjoyed it.
    Carol @ Battered Hope

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    1. Thank you Carol! I felt like trying something new on the blog, hence the post!

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  2. lovely description you have written here by taking into account even the smallest of observations :) good one :)

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  3. So wonderfully you described the beauty of morning. I can understand the girl's love and hate for her curls, I have them myself! :)

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    1. Ah yes, curls!!! I've had people with straight hair come and admire them, while I wonder, 'Really?' :)

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  4. And it is the little things too that we need to be grateful for. A very sweet little story.

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  5. I loved how you described the musing about curly hair. Girls are so unpredictable :) Wonderful write.

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  7. The description was so visualizing. It must be U or some One U know pretty well :)
    anyway may she get all she wants
    Amen:)

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    1. Afshan, you clever girl!!! Yes, I hope so too :)

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  8. Sounds like a great way to start the day. Loved your attention to detail and imagery put me right there. Awesome! ♥

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  9. She thanked God for a good morning and that the good beginning of the day. You have painted the minute details with different hues to complete a lovely picture.

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    1. Thank you, Kalpana!! Just spending a few minutes to appreciate our lives makes such a huge difference :)

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  10. A visually rich post! I like the images you created with your words. Mornings can indeed be perfect time for such musings :)

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    1. So very true, Beloo!! We often underestimate the magic of an early morning.

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  11. Don't we all have that moment? So gratifying and so beautiful to read this, Fab :)

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    1. Thank you, Shailaja!! I enjoyed writing it too :)

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  12. What a wonderful way to welcome the day, Fabi. Sweet!

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  13. That's a really good morning :) my hands almost itched to sweep the muttam :)

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    1. Thanks, Sreeja!! We love our muttams all spic and span, don't we :P

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  14. made for a lovely read!!!

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  15. That's a lovely little piece, Fabida...beautifully penned :)

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  16. Enjoyed the early morning musings. Is the lady you?

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  17. I have straight hair and always wished for curly hair... atleast wavy!

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    1. We're never satisfied with what we have, are we? :)

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  18. Nicely drawn out the picture of the morning with its calmness...A lot to look forward to in the day, I suppose :-)

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  19. Each day on earth is a gift of God. Beautiful post Fabida.

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  20. This was lovely. The thoughts that come in your mind when alone. I could relate to this one. I am a malayalee, now working in kerala..living in a rented flat which has a balcony view like that!

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    1. The view of those coconut trees has a calming effect doesn't it? Or maybe it's just a Malayalee thing!!!

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  21. Lovely. You've painted a beautiful morning.

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