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My Dancing World


Oh…the cows are dancing, my husband is dancing, the meadows are dancing, the pink flower vase is dancing, the post office building is dancing, and I am also dancing...to the rhythm! I cuddled up again under the blanket, so loving the dream. The Dancing World…how beautiful indeed! Life is just perfect – colorful, happy and extravagant! How I wish if I really existed in such a carefree world, where people forget all their worries and dance together in merry! Closing my eyes tight, smiling to myself, I continued to enjoy the visuals.  

…while he pulled my blanket and forcefully dragged me into the real, disgraceful world! Totally annoyed, I rubbed my eyes and looked furiously at him! But I could only see his jaws move up and down! Huh?! Have I become deaf? Clearing my ears, I screamed at him, “Let us make things clear. Please let me know your problem. Why do you always hate to see me sleep peacefully?”

He smacked back, “Because, I am not interested in getting buried under the bricks. Are you getting out of the house now with me?”

Unable to make any sense out of it, I asked, “What? Can you explain?”

I could actually see his hair stand up and fumes come out of his ears. Still trying to stay calm, he said “Madam wifey, if you aren’t aware, the earth is wobbling right now; in scientific terms, it is called an earth quake. So, if you wish to live longer, I invite you outside of the house. Except you and me, the whole of New Zealand is now outdoors”.  
  
“Ente Karthaave…!”, I cried and panicked! “I have promised my ammachi that I would meet her this December to join the Palli-Perunnal with my valia-ammachi. I cannot afford to miss it at any cost! Come on; what the hell are you waiting for? Run fast, you slow poke!” Soon, both of us joined the hundreds of desis and vi-desis on the road, in shock, helplessly looking at houses and shops tremble and crack.

In few minutes, I realized that in 0 degree Celsius, I was standing below the dark sky in my pajamas, at 1:30 a.m! My feet were getting frozen and I tucked my hands in the pockets to feel the warmth. But all in vain. I felt my blood vessels were also getting frozen and thought I would soon become a statue. Here's what I visualized – a statue wearing night pants with smiling Mickey mouse all over and tees having Dhoni raise his cricket bat! Oh no…so, weird! And perhaps, people would name it, “The Statue of Frozen Looze”!

I told my husband, “Analyzing the situation in depth, I think we are left with just 2 choices – either die in this unbearable chilliness or be prepared to get smashed under the bricks. I guess latter one would be the smart choice! At least that sounds very fancy! So honey, come…let’s go home and watch Rajani Kanth handling adverse conditions in ‘Enthiran’! You never know, we might get better ideas!!”

As narrated by my very close friend Looze Baby; oops… I mean Liz Anto Cherry who currently resides in New Zealand with her husband.

17 comments:

Haddock said...

That must be an eerie experience...... to be actually caught in the middle of an earthquake.

Anonymous said...

that would have been one hell of an experience!
story is anyways so well narrated...

- preeth

Meety said...

Ha.. liz babykke inganeyum oru adventuro.. nice...

dr.antony said...

Last year,I woke up at the middle of the night to a roaring sound. It is hard to describe it.I felt the trembling,but had no idea because it was my first time.Then I heard the sounds outside,people running down the stairs. I opened the door and saw men and women ,dressed and undressed,running.Some one recognized me and shouted earth quake. No time to think. I found my passport and valet and joined the gang ,I don't know if I was wise.
One has to go through it,to get the feeling.But I wouldn't recommend.

But I feel sorry your dancing competition got disrupted, You would be the dancing queen !

Rohan said...

So how was Enthiran??? :P :P

Harish said...

While reading this post, that Jagathi- Bindu Panikkar scene from movie CID Moosa was playing in my mind.

$$ said...

@ Haddock - seriously!

@ Preeth - thanks! :)

@ Meety - Aval oru sambhavam alle?!

@ Dr Antony - competitions will come again ;)

@ Rohan - Rajani all over!

@ Harish - Hahah.. that was so hilarious! :)

Prateek Sur said...

i hail from a city where it is practically impossible to have an earthquake!!Jamshedpur..there r so many layers of metals that it makes it practically impossible to have an earthquake there..nd even here in chennai staying for 4 years i've neva experienced an earthquake..maybe my hectic college schedule doesn't ever lemme stand and watch a quake or maybe the city itself is so busy that we neva ever care to check a quake!!
try checking out my blog and commenting on the posts..am following u so i hope u too will return the favour!!
www.headacheandtension.blogspot.com

Nona said...

A good looze story. :)

Liz Anto Cherry said...

U have added good amount of masala to the orginal version but its too good.... keep it up.....

Tan said...

I too have experienced Earthquake but that was in a smaller dose!!!

anoop said...

i have slept through a minor quake when in japan. you have quite a looze collection of friends, and im sure you have sprinkled enough masala to make it filmy! :0

Pythoroshan said...

mickey mouse pants and dhoni tee shirt ? Wow !!! And people make fun of my yellow polka dot superhero costume !!!

$$ said...

@ Prateek Sur - Thanks Prateek... yeah; I shall def return the favor! :) These days, very lil time I get to spend on the comp for my extra curricular activities. I have tons of blog posts to read of my blogger friends!

@ Nona - Thengyu :)

@ Liz Anto Cherry - Life isn't exciting without a tinge of spice to it!

@ Tan - Small or big, earth quake after all!!!

@ anoop - so trye; many 'looze' connections! And I feel lucky!! :)

@ sounds interesting.. yellow polka dotted costume, kaddada and french beard! What a combo!! :P

Anil P said...

Not shivering from the rumbling, but from the cold :-)

D.Nambiar said...

I loved the Palli perunal part. So Tarzan!! Loved the "masala," too.

$$ said...

@ Anil P - haha; surprisingly! :)

@ Divs - Encounters of Tarzan! :P

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