banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

two black umbrellas

On our evening walk, Teja and I opened up our black umbrellas.

Teja said: “So old woman, I’m becoming an old man with you.”

I said: “And why is that?”

He said: “Well, we are becoming older by the day, aren’t we? And you are definitely old.”

Usually, when Teja and I walk around Bumm-Bumm-Bhole-Land, we start off with him striding forward, and me following hesitantly, the act of walking in Bumm-Bumm-Bhole-Land being fraught with many hazards like potholes, dog shit and little kids on little bicycles hurtling towards your knees. But within a few minutes we gravitate towards each other, hold hands for a while, then move away again for a while, and so it goes. When I’m saying something, I pull at his arm to assure myself he is listening. And as you know, I always need a hand to help me cross the road.

But with our umbrellas aloft, there was a respectable 2-3 feet distance between us. Any move closer threatened to poke the other’s eye out. I thought: “This must be what happens when two very long-nosed people try to kiss.”

Just then, Teja shut his umbrella and said: “It’s no fun walking 2 feet away from you.”

Perhaps we need to buy wind-cheaters this season.

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20 comments on “two black umbrellas

  1. Space Bar
    July 9, 2010

    Awww. :-) hugs to you both.

    • Banno
      July 9, 2010

      :)

  2. Sharmi
    July 9, 2010

    So sweet. What a beautiful essence :)

  3. surabhi
    July 9, 2010

    hope you took him under your umbrella.
    :)

    • Banno
      July 9, 2010

      No, that would have been too much. Neither of us is that thin. So we abandoned our walk. :(

  4. memsaab
    July 9, 2010

    You two are so wonderful :) Hugs. Can’t wait to see you again. And if you are old Banno, then what does that make ME?

    • Banno
      July 9, 2010

      As old as me. :)

  5. Sangeeta
    July 9, 2010

    cute…
    It’s amazing how google placed the umbrella ad at the bottom!!! Clever!

    • Banno
      July 9, 2010

      Hey Sangeeta, what google ad? I don’t have google ads on my blog, and can’t see it either. Strange.

  6. dipali
    July 9, 2010

    One BEEEEEEEG umbrella should do the trick.
    It’s fun, and sharing the brolly makes cuddling in the rain so legit.:)

    • Banno
      July 12, 2010

      Dipali, beeeeg umbrella will have its own tales. :)

  7. dustedoff
    July 12, 2010

    Even as I was reading, I thought: “A big, BIG umbrella is what’s needed!”

    • Banno
      July 12, 2010

      dustedoff, :)

  8. Sue
    July 12, 2010

    :)

    I could go “Awww” but you’ve probably had a lot of that already. Such a sweet post, though.

    • Banno
      July 12, 2010

      thanks, Sue. :)

  9. Sangeeta
    July 13, 2010

    Strange.. very strange.. well. I came in through your link on facebook for this posting. I saw your article.
    At the bottom was the rolled up list of comments. And underneath that there was a google advert for a particular brand of umbrellas.

    After i posted my comment, i haven’t been able to see it again!

    • Banno
      July 14, 2010

      Google encroaching on my space??

  10. Ashley
    July 14, 2010

    I love that you call them, ‘wind-cheaters’ I need one too.

    • Banno
      July 14, 2010

      That’s how they are sold here, not raincoats, but waterproof jackets. :)

  11. Eveslungs
    July 15, 2010

    Or share an umbrella :) Raincoats would take the romance out of walking in the rain.

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