Photo by @agnnair, Bangalore, 2010

Spring in Bangalore is a very brief affair. It creeps in through an open window or a gap under the door, and catches us by surprise. It does not announce its arrival with the drumbeats of thunder or the music of rains or the winds of heat or the chill of sunset. One day you switch on the fan because you feel warm, but you keep your blankets on because you feel cold, and then you ask yourself, is it here yet?

It comes in different disguises and makes us wonder if it really is what it claims to be. And before you know it, it has gone out the back door and vanished into the woods. Blink and you will miss it. Breathe in, breathe out, and Spring is over. As though Winter had paused on the doorstep to catch its breath before handing the baton to Summer, and this merry little fellow with flowers in its hair and a sparkle in its eye slipped in where it wasn’t normally allowed. As though Summer, just before pouring the cauldron of boiling water over April and May, let Spring have a look around, with a stern warning that it shouldn’t break a thing.

Like a spoilt kid, it runs around the house, hands outstretched, squealing, breaking bottles of honey, leaving ripples of laughter in its wake and causing blossoms of all colours to burst open and flutter and blush.

Then Summer storms in like a stern teacher and scowls at the pretty, fragrant mess, and this cheery little bloke chuckles in glee and takes off, leaving behind flowers to grieve and wither and fade and wait for its return the next year.

Blink, and you will miss it.

By |2018-12-10T11:16:03+00:00February 23rd, 2013|As I see it, Bangalore, Places, Writing|9 Comments

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  1. reshma M February 23, 2013 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Yeah i found this, this is the correct season for spring, in out side also now a days i am seeing the change of nature, i like nature.

    Thank you….
    Reshma M,
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  2. Arumugam Easwar February 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Nice read. In Chennai we don't have that thing called 'Spring'

  3. Jean February 24, 2013 at 6:17 am - Reply

    True. 🙂

  4. Himangshu February 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Wonderful imagery painted by words……

    How are you?

  5. sushmitha February 25, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Wow.. nice post.. we miss it in Chennai..

  6. Jean February 26, 2013 at 4:45 am - Reply

    Good to hear from you Himangshu, how's the writing going? 🙂

  7. Himangshu March 4, 2013 at 3:54 am - Reply

    Sorry for the late reply…the writing's going really slow….though in a couple of months, might have the rough first draft in place. Don't know what to do after that…..How about u? Any luck on the publishing front? Have you tried any literary agents?

  8. Tomichan Matheikal March 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    A serious problem. We have created it…

  9. Jeena R. Papaadi March 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I suppose so…

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