Meander Series #15 Pre Lockdown 2.0 Tea Time Aunty

Friday, February 5, 2021

Meander Series #15 Pre Lockdown 2.0 Tea Time Aunty

The time to relax and meander with me, once again, is here. Are you thrilled? Well, I am! 

Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, eyes peeled open, let's have a read, now shall we?

Tea Time Aunty

Sun shining through the building. People stuffing food and drinks on a sunny evening. I am people-watching. Sun brightens up the space even more. The table across filled with young boys. I was young as them too once. It's strange to process how at their age, l wouldn't be at this spot most at ease. Gulped down a beautifully-caramelized piece of uttappam or Indian rice pancake. Cooled off with a glass of rose milk on ice less sugar. Who would have thought a hum of conversation by strangers could be therapeutic for this introverted oldie?

Poem: Self-fabricating

Drop into the pocket

Of the moment

Cease the narratives

Self-involved stories

Meet the presence

In all things

Drop into the unseen arms

That carry you

Before the birth

Of desire

And her attachments

Burst that bubble

Of self-fabrication

Drop into the

Full and vivid


Arise from

The death

Of the small I


Car day

The industrial ceiling fan named Mahita shakes while it turns from side to side. I just finished my cold cincau (grass jelly) soy bean drink. Not the usual place to find myself about noon but here I am. Had been here since 9 in the morning. The car is having the old compressor replaced at an AC shop run by a guy called Victor who is such a pleasant spirit. I am chilling at the Chinese food court, taking refuge from the high noon sun.

Walked further and found a windy corner. I've never been so grateful for a cool metal bench situated in a shaded part of the square with wind constantly shoving itself in my face and ballooning my shirt. Just a few feet away, the sun is very much killing its shining game. Now, the clouds come to temporarily shade these eyes. I relax to the tune of random car sounds for educational purposes.


If you've missed out on the rest of the Meander Series and you'd like to catch up, the links below might help you:

Meander Series #1 Wordless

Meander Series  #2 Air

Meander Series #3 Blown

Meander Series #4 Birds Are Singing

Meander Series #5 Near The Blue

Meander Series #6 Two Beads Per Earring

Meander Series #7 Do-Happening

Meander Series #8 Weaving

Meander Series #9 Rest The Quest

Meander Series #10 Water Beasts

Meander Series #11 Impermanent Vessels

Meander Series #12 Light Touches

Meander Series #13 Hidden Moon

Meander Series #14 Imprints

Big thanks for meandering with me!

shanaz@RS | 8:43 PM | Labels:

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