Saturday, 12 July 2008
Lahore and summers
I'm not a summer person. when my friends and cousins living in colder parts of Europe envied my privilege of being able to see the bright sun and summers, i used to envy them back. Their idea of a perfect holiday destination are places like Jamaica, something sunny, a lot of sun to feel on their skin and mine somewhere cold, somewhere chilly and snowy.
Unknowingly i simply fell in love with winters a long time back and have ever since been a faithful admirer. with time, however, i have come to discover the beauty of summers, the fun, the colours, variety of sumptuous juicy fruits and chilled sherbets and shakes. well its not all about eating and drinking as it may sound. to my amazement this year round i think i will be slanting myself towards summers. the best, the most cherishing time that summers in Lahore offers is the monsoon. despite the scheduled load shedding/sharing stunt by our lovely WAPDA continues to create havoc in our sizzling summer lives, weirdly though, i m still enjoying summers with full zeal and zest!
Today and two days back Lahore was blessed with plentiful of rain (though i came to know that it rained more where i live as compared to other places) The reason i am exceptionally happpy today with a triple 'P' :D is perhaps coz i woke up to the sound of the rain beating against my windows. it was loud and bold, like someone shouting my name from far away.
As the trees on my either side swayed to the motion of the wind, i walked to my own beat of music, something within me.sunset today was remarkably beautiful. there were shades of pink adoring the sky near the bright, vibrant orange sun as it sank down towards the earth or so it seemed. as i walked nearer to the bright orange fire, it hid behind the building and moved far. dark, heavy, colossal clouds were shapes of an eagle and i even saw some other funny shapes, my imagination going wild HA!
As the lights go out at a different time than usual i m going to head towards the kitchen and start on my 2 classic magnums feast which is another highlight of summers:D:D:D
posted by MJ