Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Purnima




I got this new phone (Sony Ericsson K750i ;) ) and something that I discovered was the thrill of capturing anything and everything with the camera (2 mega pixels). So I took it to Chittagong with me during the Eid-ul-azha break to take pictures of all my cousins, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunties, grandparents of all sorts. Frankly speaking, I think I could have enjoyed the trip much more if I was not under the pressure of visiting the thousand and one relatives that I happen to have there. To make it all worse, it would get colder in the evenings.

After two days of 'vacationing', we reached Dhaka at 4:30 am in the morning, shivering in the cold, waiting for the car to come pick us up. It was horrible and I promised myself that I would never go back to Chittagong in the winter and that too without any proper shields from the winter air. While I was feeling sorry for myself, a man dressed in a torn shirt and trousers (rags basically) passed by. He was filthy, was thin and barefoot. I chose not to see him, though I could not help peeking once in a while.

Then I looked up at the sky and saw the full moon. At the cost of being all dramatic, the sight of that moon actually took my mind away from all my so called trouble. It was not stunningly beautiful, though. In any case, it helped me to gaze at something literally out of this world and just for a moment, remember the times when I used to sit up at the back seat of the car, while my dad would drive, and watch the moon following our car. Sometime in the middle, I would fall asleep and then wake up to find the moon still shining down on my face.

I wanted to hold on to the memory, but I know that it would get lost in the middle of all the chaos that we are so used to in our daily life. So, I took a picture of the moon instead. Well, hail to technology, that’s all I can say. :)

11 comments:

hoodoo said...

u r constantly outshining zillions of stars...n moon's just a gr8 reflection off of the scarred surface...well its pleasurable still...to loose yourself in it...wehei...how random...well this is my way of putting cheese on top of ur head n have it as dilshad burger celebrating the new year...(daim i'm gonna have 2 take richard brandson's first space flight to save myself now...run!) :))

hoodoo said...

brandson who? no its branson sorry :P

Elita Karim said...

who is this?? i mean do i know u?? i am sure i do.. u think u want to come out? or still keep urself a mystery??

Anonymous said...

purnimar chad jano jholshano ruti...

my personal favorite quote :)

hoodoo said...

:D:D:P

i want to come out but fearing that the shit may hit the fan :)) n the rest will be history! lol

let's see how long i can hold onto my patience...i dunno if i'm getting double bluffed here...

Hoo said...

where have you been:( ?

Weatherman said...

tagged u

router said...

Good explanation of the situation.But i think you were too much disturbed.Try to be much more strong.Both mentally and physically.

Sabrina F Ahmad said...
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Sabrina F Ahmad said...

Miss Modest,

Your write-up is perfectly alright. In fact, with your permission, I'd like to use some of your pieces for RS...it's high time we had some nice, light, reflective pieces as opposed to sappy 'lubh' stories.

Do check out my blog too, at http://mistress-of-legends.blogspot.com

Love, Sabs

A. R. said...

...hey... who da stupid did it... dropped a droplet of white paint on my new black T-shirt...