Thursday, May 10, 2012

Old garden




"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."

~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

An old garden. A rickety, old chair sits amid a jungle of unkempt grass. Its frame veiled by a disheveled vine of common pea. The white star-like flowers light up the surrounding wilderness. Just a few steps away, clumps of pink bougainvillea adorn a rusted gate, crisscrossing homes and boundaries.
As the thunder clouds clap and roar in the distance, I wait for the dainty dance of rain. The garden commands my attention taking up a chunk of my lazy afternoon. A hint of symmetry in asymmetry, a sudden flash of beauty in waywardness. In this dazed, unsure state of life, this old garden inspires me to hope. And today I shall hope for the rain. Some rain.

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    1. Eita Bhubaneswar ra, in-laws' ghara..

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  2. I've just got home, soaked to the skin from getting caught out in a downpour, so I won't wish for rain, but your writing and the pictures with it made me wish to spend time in the garden. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you Sharon for dropping by. Getting soaked once in a while is fun, but I understand it's completely different if one happens to be living in England. Or Seattle!

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  3. Hello Suman:
    There is something wonderfully magical about a garden which is less than kempt and where there may be a surprise to be discovered around each and every corner. And so lovely after rain.

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    1. Hello Jane and Lance, I couldn't agree less on this. It's all about finding that beauty, after all.

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  4. A garden is a good start. Little by little you make it your own, until, before you know it, you are well and truly at home.

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    1. Now that you have told me so, I must begin there - buying pots and plants. True, what could be a more befitting start than seeing things grow in the sun.

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  5. A garden is a home for the soul. Did it rain as you had hoped?

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    1. How beautifully you say it! And no, it didn't; so much for the thunder and lightening. :-(

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  6. A garden of your own is a wonderful way to start a new life somewhere. You are going to grow the flowers you like and to appreciate their beauty. It’s like a refuge.

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    1. True Celine, very true. It is the most welcoming shade, literally or otherwise. After all this garden talk, I'm quite excited to give shape to one.

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