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TeeBee for many, Manthru for some, Sunny for a few, Myna for selected, Suresh for record. Hailing from Thrissur of Kerala and now lives (read survives) in Monroe Twp, NJ with wife and daughter.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Winter Quote

After the fall season, it's winter time in NY. The city witnessed the first snow of the season few days back. Trees that were boasting of the unbelievable mix of fall colours had to shed the leaves long back and surrendered meekly to wear the white beard of snow. Fortunately for them all is not lost as the occasional sunshine brings old glory back through rainbow colours. The last time I have seen this much white in abundance is at home with the milk pot straight from the cattle shed. Well, I can also talk about the Alps view from the Swiss flight en route to Montreal via Zurich, but talking about home makes me feel better. Trivial and close issues that we are confronted with more often.

The worst summer in NY might feel like the best winter time in Dubai or Chennai. The highest during these initial days of winter is 45. Didn't I say that it is in fahrenheit? Everybody is wrapped in long woolen coats with multiple layers of protection underneath and miniature versions of the dome of some Italian cathedral to cover the head and ears. Still I can see a lot of them with minimum dress, but mostly in posters. My sympathy goes to them. The same sympthy I felt towards their counterparts in Dubai in the scorching heat where I thought the ad must have shot in the north pole. The world police, US with their mission in middle east, seems to have found out this disparity well before me. With laws that do not require minors to inform parents before abortion and mandatory blood tests before registering dating sites, in a system that accepts children as mature right after birth, think about the prospects of having one line removed from the application forms. The place where the name of father is asked.


Blogger R.Nandakumar said...

which is better, a dusting of snow on the new york foliage or the vapors rising from the rice paddies of kerala on a tulavarsham evening?

2:43 AM  
Blogger Myna said...

The air of freshness back home always makes the second case better.

6:06 AM  

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