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Monday, June 20, 2005

Rain and relaxation

The gig at Opus went really well. A shaky start and then things started to move. Thrilled about it.

Took a flight home the next day. I'm currently cooling my heels at home in Kerala. Came for a wedding reception that finished quickly. The tradition in cochin is guests just eat and leave. Suits me fine. no extra hanging around and pretending to recognize people i don't really remember. I have 24 FIRST cousins on my dad's side of the family so you can imagine how chaotic it is keeping track.

Soon after lunch a cyclonic wind began to blow and i saw the Monsoon come in. It was beautiful, especially on the waterfront itself. There's that smell... its not rain on earth, its more rain on salt water. Hits you like a brick to the face. There were little kids crying and running to their mothers yelling "Tsunami!!!Tsunami!!!" And somehow you just know that at least half the adults are thinking the very same thing. Only they're too dignified to run in their silk Saris and white Dhotis. There was dust everywhere, a muddy taste on your lips as you lick them and a grainy feeling on your exposed neck as you rub it. The Robin Liquid Blue-White Shamiana turned tan and then back to its original colours as the ropes of rain began to fall. Long, thick and consistant.

Its been raining ever since. My house is on the water front so there's always that smell that accompanies you. Over the bouquet of grated cocoanut, frying curry leaves and boiling tea. You can smell the rain on the sea. Exquisite.


At 10:33 PM, Blogger Rat said...

Ostrichy, the show was out of the world. Im so happy i came and thanks a lot !!!!

At 2:49 AM, Blogger transience said...

oohhh, i wish i had been there. i bet it was awesome! anyway, this post was a visual treat for me--such excellent imagery. i am pacified about not seeing the show all of a sudden.

At 6:10 AM, Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock said...

You get better and better. I like the smell.


At 10:29 AM, Blogger Tartrazina said...

damn i missed your show! hi to mummy dear, and grand mummy dear, and brether dear!

At 2:16 PM, Blogger LiVEwiRe said...

Glad to hear that it went well! I, too, live right on the water and there is a certain smell that goes with it. Here, it is more like 'soggy worms', but it is still comforting in a way. Although I do think I prefer your version. =)

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Roger Stevens said...

It's very hot and sunny here at the moment - just like it should be in June but usually isn't. We could have done with a cold wind today. Well... not for too long of course.

Glad the gig went well.

So - are we going to swap CDs or what? Send me your address via the rabbit press e-mail and I'll send you mine as fast as an incoming monsoon.

At 6:58 AM, Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

What a beautiful description!

And I think we have our own little monsoon going on here too...it rains every afternoon from about 3 PM till midnight!!!


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