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

waking up

I have been watching films.

Reading.

Living, sulking, spending, brooding.

Christmas, New Year.

Comings, and going away. Travelling, being nowhere.

The clamor did not bode well for melodies.

I stayed away from the computer screen. It demanded too much coherence.

I felt flimsy.

This morning, then, there is a tune.

I don’t go to the window to look for the flute-seller.

It is enough that his music reaches me on the 13th floor, despite the insistent growling from the highway.

Maybe someday I’ll meet him on street-level. Maybe I’ll be bold enough to thank him for wandering our streets.

Maybe I’ll say nothing. Maybe he’ll know anyway.

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22 comments on “waking up

  1. Grasshopper
    January 5, 2012

    i didnt click on the link. i heard the music from your words.

    • Banno
      January 5, 2012

      I knew you would, Grasshopper.

  2. So evocative.

    • Banno
      January 7, 2012

      Thank you, Natasha.

  3. harvey
    January 5, 2012

    Welcome back. It is so nice to have you back and read your moving lines. They never fail to touch a chord in my heart.
    Thank you! It is always a great pleasure to read your postings!

    • Banno
      January 7, 2012

      Thank you, Harvey.

  4. sukanya
    January 5, 2012

    i hear you. you are not alone in sensing the lull.
    as for the flute seller-hope your paths collide someday.
    Happy new year!

    • Banno
      January 7, 2012

      Thank you, Sukanya. And a Happy New Year to you too.

  5. Violet
    January 5, 2012

    Happy new yr Banno. May the music be in your life always!

    • Banno
      January 7, 2012

      Thank you, Violet, and the same to you, lots of music, lots of love.

  6. kateshrewsday
    January 6, 2012

    The sweetest of New Year posts, Banno! Happy New Year: missed that inimitable style of yours.

    • Banno
      January 7, 2012

      Thank you, Kate. I admire your style so much, that these words mean a lot. A Happy New Year to you too.

  7. Kameko
    January 6, 2012

    This is exactly what I needed today.

    Perfection.

    • Banno
      January 7, 2012

      Thank you, Kameko.

  8. Purnima Rao
    January 6, 2012

    Maybe there are other universes where all our maybes are coming true. :)
    Lovely, as always.

    • Banno
      January 7, 2012

      That’s an empowering thought, Purnima.

  9. dustedoff
    January 6, 2012

    Lovely, Banno. May the music be with you all through this year. :-)

    • Banno
      January 7, 2012

      Thank you, Dusted Off, and with you too.

  10. dipali
    January 7, 2012

    Long may the flute seller play for you, Banno! Happy New Year.

    • Banno
      January 10, 2012

      And for you as well, Dipali.

  11. Himangshu
    January 11, 2012

    Like one of your earlier comments, I too heard the music in your words. Feels good to read words which capture the mood simply and clearly.

    • Banno
      January 11, 2012

      Thank you, Himangshu

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