Friday, February 08, 2008

About the dog and the deaths of random people...

The dog is no longer there. The white one that used to remain curled up on the landing of the staircase. That takes me up to my work place every day. The dog was a daily sight. A comforting one. What reason, i do not know. I hope it has found a new home. I am not a big fan of dogs. I am not the animal lover kind either. Except that i don't eat them. But this dog had endeared itself to me somehow. Every day i would think of feeding it the Good Day biscuits from the cafeteria i so hate. Never did it. There are so many things i think earnestly but never do. Next time i see that dog, i'll feed it Good day biscuits first thing. It is funny how random beings affect your life. Like the time when 'Monal' died. I was oddly sad. She was Simran's cousin and had come down to try her luck in Tamil films. She had commited suicide. I was coming back from Munnar. With a bunch of friends. And saw posters splashing news of her death at the Dindugal bus stand. And i was hit by this weird sense of grief. As if someone dear was gone. Or the time when Hrishikesh Mukherji died. Atleast i loved his movies. How the mind's strings get pulled to make you feel a certain unexplainable way, i haven't a clue. But i hope the white dog has found a peaceful nook to curl up and sleep...

8 comments:

RTD2 said...

This post reminded me of Holden Caulfield. Little seemingly innocuous observations which belie something more serious and interesting...

Porxster said...

nice post. one can relate really well to it, we more often than not overlook the simplest of the things around us in this really artificial world.

frissko said...

rtd2 - Now, thanks for reminding me of Holden Caulfield and his concerns of where the ducks go and what happens of the fishes when the lake freezes :)...You're making me want to go back and reread 'Catcher in the rye'...

porxter - Thanks. But the world is an alright place man...

Shreemoyee said...

you write well, few words, but it was nice.

frissko said...

shreemoyee - Coming from someone who came up with 'Easy love', this feels nice...Thanks...

Trauma Queen said...

yeah - its weird cos for sum strange reason - i only want to see heath ledger movies. i was never a fan of his - but i can see brokeback mountain a zillion times. i can only see the patriot, a knight's tale and anything with heath ledger

i never knew him, was never his fan - but miss him so much! and feel bad that he had to take his life when he was so young and beautiful

maybe its the manner in which people dies that tugs at our hearts more thna anything else? i mean - if Heath was an old ailing actor - i might not have felt as bad? or if you dog was a sickly one that was put to sleep instead of disappearing? or if Monal died in a car crash instead of taking her own life?

i dont know...

Trauma Queen said...

anyone remembers divya bharti?

frissko said...

tq - hmm...maybe it's the manner...i don't know...and yea i remember Divya Bharathi...But back then i was too young to grieve deaths of known people, leave alone unknown ones..