People who rise early must also be abed early if they don’t want to stumble around half asleep all the time.
There is just a still silence within you. An untamed, tumultuous mountain river arrested abruptly in mid-flight.
The dawn air was fragrant with eucalyptus today. There were myriad other fragrances in the air also; some too subtle to identify. You will probably find it very strange of me, but to me sunrise has a very distinct fragrance in each season. Maybe it is a mixture of the aromas of the flora of that season; maybe the earth… Read more »
There was a time not too long ago, when parents hadn’t heard of a thing called body clock. They had, however, heard that it is good for children to be woken up before dawn and urged to study- duly bathed and smelling roses- by four am, since that is when one learned (read learn by rote) the best. And that’s… Read more »
Continued from Dawn: The Charioteer (X) From his description of her, Chetan’s aunt seemed to be a born mother. She was not only nurturing, warm and loving; she also knew how to create spontaneously structured boundaries and inspire discipline. To be able to create such strong bonds among children coming from different homes- living out their… Read more »
Continued from Dawn: The Charioteer (IX) “I guess then I didn’t really deserve the scolding you gave me, did I?” he said with mock severity. “No, you certainly didn’t. I am sorry I yelled at you. How can I scold you for a mistake I too have made?” She was a roller-coaster of emotions,… Read more »
Continued from Dawn: The Charioteer (VIII) Chetan was livid..!! Though I could see his point, I didn’t want him to ruin what was developing between him and the girl. I had to distract him before he ended up saying something damaging. I banged one of the panes of the open window on the… Read more »
Continued from Dawn: The Charioteer (VII) Chetan grinned back at her, amused at her glee. She continued blithely. “Before I could go very far though, the guards found out that I was gone and gave me chase. Fortunately, I found a side gate at the bottom of your garden unlocked and came to the house…. Read more »
Continued from Dawn: The Charioteer (VI) Chetan was overwhelmed by the sheer force of her. He was bowled over, and who can blame him? I was almost there myself, truth be told. Her eyes smoldered and her cheeks were aflame. Her dimples took on an identity of their own, turning into pits of passion. Her body… Read more »
Continued from Dawn: The Charioteer (V) I could see that he was surprised, but he held his tongue. Waving his cup, he indicated that he understood the significance of the statement. She nodded and continued. “My mother passed away when I was two years old. She was very young when she died. It was a combination… Read more »