Monday, May 21, 2007

Some damp melodrama


In the evening, it began to rain.
From the other side of the window came the sound of drops on dry stubble, and muted light of a melancholy blue. The noise elaborated silence, as I watched a stray drop roll down the glass.

It was the kind of rain that would have been as good to go out to, as it would have been to come in from.
Yet I chose to stay thus in my lone rocking chair, with the cup of tea still steaming.
It was getting dark.


[That was the mood of the picture, but it is doctored – Clicked on a hot summer afternoon for a friend who needed it. It took me a mirror, a mug of water, some house plants, and a toothbrush.]

16 comments:

pRicky said...

What are you a photographer?
I havent managed to take something like that... I always let too much shine on it...
have you uploaded your pics somewhere?
give me the link...
prickstersfiefdom@gmail.com

Keshi said...

This post resonates a warm n cosy atmosphere. Lovely pic too!

Keshi.

usha said...

fundoo he, bhai!

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

pricky: First of all, let me thank yuo for even asking that. I'm a keen ebnthusiast who believes in persuasive art appreciation. hehe.
I love to be called a photographer!

I have some of my stuff on www.flickr.com/photos/toothlesswonder (so much for anonymity.. hehe)

keshi: I love to hear the rain on the roof - warm, nice and lonely. :) - ok, is that something you'd call a romantic setting? ;)

usha: danx (*blush blush*)

Moi said...

hey Bal!!! thanx for visiting my blog and u have great collection here ......loved to go through most of ur pics here and will come back for more...:)

kalyan said...

A wonderfully captured & composed shot & nice lines too.!

Flyaway Mind said...

you created the moods of the rain & put up a cleverly engineered pic from a hot summer day??how ironical :)

Ash said...

"It was the kind of rain that would have been as good to go out to, as it would have been to come in from"

Absolutely beautiful :-)

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

@Moi: thank you. You'e got some amazing stuff at your place too and i loved every one of them - especially the rain.

@kalyan: thanks for coming by. and you're welcome!

@flyaway mind: hehe.. cal me the rain maker if you will.. i supposed you loved it yesterday?
i asked my driver to drop me a kilometer away from my house, and i took a walk home.

@ash: thank you! :)

pRicky said...

Saw them...
Coal eater and your dog with water...
awesome pics...
Which car do you have?

Anupama said...

Hey.. thts an amazing picture..

crumbs said...

call me weird, but i like both the pic and words on their own, but i don't see the connection.
the pic seems to speak of freshness to me...like the world is clean, pure suddenly
and ya, it's difficult, no pretty much impossible to make out its a mirror...at least to me, so, thumbs uppie for u :)
loved the "It was the kind of rain that would have been as good to go out to, as it would have been to come in from.
Yet I chose to stay thus in my lone rocking chair, with the cup of tea still steaming."
now THAT speaks of melancholy...not the droopy eyed, drunken loneliness, but melancholy...really neat lines there...
the two sides of your brain seem to think brilliantly, only they forgot to talk to each other :P

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

Pricky: I have a chevy..
anupama: hey thank you for coming by.. and thank you even more for the comment.. i like people who say my stuff's good ;)
crumbs: weird you are.. ;) but looking at the picture now, i guess you're right. the picture really is too bright to be melancholy.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful lines boy !
Achan

mathew said...

simple yet great shot..very much symbolises the monsoons...

Adorable Pancreas said...

God, it's freaking hot here right now. I LOVED the pic! :)