Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Fireworks

I did not have opportunity to light the fuse of a single firecracker on Deepavali, but I did find the $2000 aerial fireworks over the placid lake, quite the mid-semster respite I had longed for.

As the electronic timers went off with digital precision, the projectile charges were launched into the air with a distinctive "thud" which reminded me of the automatic cannon fire mounted on navy boats. Soon, my analogy to weapons saw parachute flares, anti-aircraft (projectile) and even decoy flares. I could not agree more with the girl standing beside me that, the distant mid air powerful explosions sending shock waves, that we felt in our stomachs, indeed gave us "deepavali" feel.

But, when the cold dark sky exploded in a million colors, the girl beside me cloaked her beautiful salwaar-kameez shimmering in the glow of the exploding fireballs, with a cold dark jacket. Irony I realized, is not without a sense of humour.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

he he heh eh heh e..
irony does have humour in it aint it??

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 8:03:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its at times like these that one misses home the most

Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 3:42:00 AM CDT  
Blogger artnavy said...

hope u got some diwali sweets at least from the Indian association/ friends there?

Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 4:22:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Archana said...

:-)! Nice you at least got to see something!

Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 2:54:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Life Lover said...

Awww, this had such a romantic potential! damn the dark jacket and the cold night :) BTW my 1st time here

Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 3:48:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Archana Bahuguna said...

Vow you saw fireworks on Diwali...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 11:39:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey thanks for asking - am not sure what the PoA is this time though :-(! And time is too short to decide...

Maybe when you decide to come to the Bay :-)!

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 2:42:00 PM CDT  
Blogger mommyof2 said...

nice.. fireworks are magical:-)

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 8:20:00 PM CDT  
Blogger pallavi said...

hey i love fire works but didnt go for tht on this diwali... i was missing my bro...

Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 1:19:00 PM CST  

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