Monday, December 29, 2008

SC

He looked like a sunflower he told me. He bought me 61 roses one day, my favourite- assorted red, white and yellow. The one that was extra was red, for what it signified. He left them on my door step with two chilly peppers- one red and one yellow, with a scribbling on them- “I have the hots for you”. It made me smile and blush. I knew who they were from. They were from the eternal romantic, the man who is a fabulous artist, a brilliant singer, a poet and probably the best player with/of words. He had taught me about my microcosm. He used to make me feel giddy and stupid, pretty and ugly, smart and dumb all at once. He made me feel like a woman and a girl. He saw me twirl in a hippy skirt once and told me, “I want to own you when you do that”. He bought me a watermelon the first time he met me (a la “Satte pe Satta”) and looked like a jehadi straight out of a terror video (my roommate totally freaked out!). He sang “Last kiss”, with Ravi on the guitar and would have made E. Vedder go green. I still have the recording. He gave me a beautiful sketch once, fought with me and took the sketch back :-) That man is sitting in some obscure corner of Shillong/Poona. Lost in time... Lost due to my disinterest... Lost in translation... Lost due to misunderstandings... Lost due to 7 years spent in the vacuum between us... Lost because sometimes we make good choices, mostly we make silly ones and later sit and wonder why. So when they say in the movies and the countless annoying forwards that “when you care for someone let them know”, heed to them and heed well, lest you are the kind of person who likes carrying guilt and regret all over the world. SC, you owe me a painting still...

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent thought and pen down.G8 to be known to u and have proud................on u.

zephyr said...

i dont want to 'awwwwww'.. this one was needs an exclamation way beyond awww...

he got u a watermelon!! The beauty of such moments lie in the funnily unpredictable things that happen.. those are the ones we remember na?

The chilly peppers!! this man is smart.. :D

btw I completely agree with the letting them know part.. it just bugs when you dont hear anything back.. :D

zephyr said...

i dont want to 'awwwwww'.. this one was needs an exclamation way beyond awww...

he got u a watermelon!! The beauty of such moments lie in the funnily unpredictable things that happen.. those are the ones we remember na?

The chilly peppers!! This man is smart :D

Btw I completely agree with the letting them know part... It just bugs when they dont say anything back.. sigh .. :D

zephyr said...

i dont want to 'awwwwww'.. this one was needs an exclamation way beyond awww...

he got u a watermelon!! The beauty of such moments lie in the funnily unpredictable things that happen.. those are the ones we remember na?

The chilly peppers!! this man is smart.. :D

btw I completely agree with the letting them know part.. it just bugs when you dont hear anything back.. :D

V said...

"I have the hots for you"..

Quite cool !!!

Rachita Bansal said...

Zephyr: Thanks again, what would I do without your encouraging and pleasant comments? He did get me a HUGE watermelon and sat there smiling thinking I would love it. I DID! It was April in Poona after all. You need to let them know... By the way, my ambulance seems to be nearing in now :D

V: Yeah well :)

zephyr said...

hey!!! awesome that you're ambulance is nearly there.. explain if u can. will make my day!
funnily I am hoping to hear a siren soon.. I need some dettol and band aid or I'll be making a mess.. :D

oiy btw.. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Go get sloshed and sing loudly :D

Rachita Bansal said...

My ambulance is nearing but but but it may not be the all- consuming, passionate love that I desire... If it isn't that.. then it is nothing.. i want to be silly, stupid, loving. loved, cared for, all of that

zephyr said...

And dont u settle for anything less!! :D
You're gonna get it all...

Rachita Bansal said...

yeah well.. i think i may never find it again...

zephyr said...

neither do I think I will..
But cant stop hoping either :)

Ravi said...

A sweet tale of two cities: Shillong -Chandigarh.

Rachita Bansal said...

Zephyr: the "may never find it again" was for a person lost in trajectories of time and space, a heartbreak- not SC.. SC is perpetual, always there on the horizon. SC was never a heartbreak. Ravi is the one on the guitar in the post.

Ravi: Shillong and Chandigarh- and the twain may never meet? :P "Oh where o where can my baby beeeeee"