Tuesday, October 10, 2006

And I continue to dream..


Of so many things! Like taking a vacation, and writing a story, and catching up with friends, and buying a bookshelf! Recently, I have been taken in by the charm of a beautiful bookshelf, particularly because of its simplicity and elegance.

I am surprised how I can take liking to certain things almost immediately. While my obsession for books, bags and music are always growing exponentially, there are those other desires that pop up now and then and hold my fantasy for a good length of time. Like the bookshelf that I am talking about. Let me refer to 'it' as a 'she' from now on.

I see her in my dreams because I am always preoccupied about where to place her if she arrives and how I would arrange all my precious darlings from fiction to non fiction to poetry to management to comics. May be this should go into shelf one, that into shelf two and so on.

Now that am writing about this, I should share with you a similar obsession that grew in me when I bought my scooty pep three years ago. I desperately counted down 45 days before the red princess came to belong to me on a rainy evening in Bangalore. Hell, who cared for the rains?

Like some of my friends would know, that day, I actually woke up at two in the night to check if she was alright. I am glad to say that my interest in her hasn't weaned away one bit, even today. I call her my daughter, pretty, sweet, child.

The point is, I am amazed by human attachment to certain things. We care for them like they are the most precious things that define our lives and a small damage to it or a life without it seems unbearable. Suddenly, all philosophy takes a back seat and you can't think of a life without getting your hands on it. Isn't it?

I began a countdown last Monday for yesterday when my hubby promised to take me to the furniture shop. Unfortunately, the rains killed all my dreams of seeing and bringing home my much desired bookshelf. What now, I have begun another countdown for the next weekend for the same mission! :D

Updates will of course be available! :)..Good day till then! :)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

True !! How muchever our mind understands certain things are just fantasies our heart doesn't stop to desire for it.

BTW, hope ur wish comes true this weekend ;-)

Parvati said...

......and updates will surely show the bookshelf before and after it is filled with books?

Happy anticipation for the whole week, Anu! :)

sethuraman.atisivan said...

Attachment over the vehicle has not weaned away a bit for a full three years?!. Sounds very difficult to believe. Generally, such attachment over materialistic possessions lasts hardly for a week and after that, we tend to get bored of it and start taking it for granted.

karthik said...

"The point is, I am amazed by human attachment to certain things. We care for them like they are the most precious things that define our lives and a small damage to it or a life without it seems unbearable"

Exactly. There's a dialog in the movie "Fight Club" which goes like
"The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything."

Put a picture of your book shelf once you set it up.

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Pavitra, :D..I earnestly hope so too! :)

Parvati, yup, what are mobile phones and cameras for? :p

Sethuraman, :O..Why is it so difficult? I have come across many people like that..My dad's chetak is 20 years old and she is like one of us!! That's why I say, it's personal..:)

Karthik, appropriate quote there! thanks..:)..Yes, shall surely do it, if I get it!

Krishnakumar said...

If it doesn't rain, then we can think of it ;)

Kavi said...

All the very best ! I hope you get the book shelf ! I have read of some customs in latin america where it is considered inauspicious to buy a bookshelf without buying a book on that day !

So :) !

Sunita said...

Good Luck Anupama!!!

I pray the rain-gods oblige :)

mysorean said...

All the best to get her! ;)

Harish said...

How true..i remember the same way i counted days when my IPOD arrived. The day i got call from my friend that he arrived, i guess i felt more happy than his parents. And here...it lays...orphaned in my bag.
I fear the fickle human mind and heart :-(

Anupama Viswanathan said...

KK, wait till I come home! :D

Kavi, that's new info for me..shall definitely make a note of it..:p

Sunita and Mysorean, thanks..hehe..:)

Harish, My ipod is still put to great use! :D

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