Sunday, December 7, 2008

Time

The earphones fit perfectly for a change, snugly, warm and comforting in my ears.

I reached into my pocket and turned up the volume of my iPod. Dido began to sing a little louder than one second ago.

'no white flag, above my door'
oh no baby, I thought, no white flag.

'...go down with the ship...'
indeed you will, and so will I.

Walking through the aisle, I looked at the passengers on both sides. They stared back mat me scared, faces pale and it struck me a little funny. I positioned myself and began my performance, I'd rehearsed my lines well and knew I would kill it. I realised though, that I was talking a bit too loudly, like headphon'ed' people normally do.

Same can be said true for people with 2 Kg RDX trapped on their bodies. One of my two brothers was done with the praying and he tapped me on the shoulder saying that it was my turn.

I walked into the pilot's cabin and sat in the co-pilot's chair. I smiled at the pilot's blood streaked face which radiated hate at me like a brilliant heater, the kinds we could ony dream of back home on cold winter nights. I sat there looking at the clouds, Strato Cumuls the passanger next to me had called them and the cities standing tall and far far away.

Not for long though.

I did not pray, just skipped to my next favorite song. The clock at my belt slowly ticked to blasting point.

Just enough time to squeeze in Floyd.....'Time'.

16 comments:

buddy said...

Brilliant!
howd u do it?

buddy said...

strato-cumulus
waah waah!

maxdavinci said...

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but its sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but youre older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death



profound, i impressed!

Gradwolf said...

Oh!

Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise


Yes. I would have preferred Beatles

Fat Gujju! said...

Good!!!....
Loved it.... :D

rosemilkinabottle said...

Such profoundness, I say! Good one

padmaja said...

oh wow!!

vitruvian said...

@buddy:
I knew u'd appreciate strato cumulus... :D
and how d'u do it? is a question i ask YOU each time u post man!

@maxdavinci:
The time has gone the song is over, thought I'd something more to say..

@Gradwolf:
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Blackbird fly
Into the light of a dark black night!

well..whatever struck in time...

@Fat Gujju:
thank u thank u

@rosemilkinabottle:
thank u very much indeed!!

@padmaja:
:D

kusublakki said...

I am seriously jealous...

sooper post :)

Vedang said...

wow.
though i have to say, this post goes very much in the weird category.
but superb none-the-less.

ps
thanks too, for kindling memories of two of my favorite songs: Time and Blackbird

Liberal said...

Really good, there is no bigger slap on the face of a terrorist than to accuse him of being a Dido fan ;)!

sthitapragnya said...

Brilliant! You have a gift! And what perfect timing for a perfect song!

Prashanti :) said...

tooo good!!!!!!!!!!

dharmabum said...

woah! kinda blew my head before the bomb blew.

i despise ear phones though - find them very irritating...

vitruvian said...

@kusublakki:
yes i can see u all green!!
thank u :D

@Vedang:
yes yes..like author like post :)
both weird!!
yes...using the Dido was and unfortunate necessity but it fit the bill perfectly..
but floyd and beatles are forever man!

@Liberal:
lol..well said my friend!!
how true is that!

@sthitapragnya:
Thank u sthita..
Honestly..I surprised myself.. :D

@Prashanti:
thanks :)

@dharmabum:
hey..i'm so glad to see u here... :D
thanks for the comment...but earphones are the best thing since sliced bread man!!

Amit said...

:)
will wait 4 d book.