Friday, March 28, 2008

Daughter Of Spring

Commuting to office has one benefit I must say, it gives me ample time to read and ruminate. So, the other day I was reading “The other side of the Moon” by Asha Miro in the bus. It is the true story of her adoption by a family in Barcelona and her search for her biological family in India. When she comes to India to know about her childhood, she looks for clues in every person she meets, everything she sees, hoping that somehow miraculously she’ll remember something, somehow the window to her past will open.

What if I did not know my birth date? I thought, imagining myself in a similar situation.
“I would know that I was born in spring.” I reasoned with myself almost instinctively.

Sounds strange, but I feel that I share a kind of relationship with spring. A season with renewal as its sole (soul) mantra; a season that celebrates life and death, together. The trees are riot of colors this time, it fills my heart with so much joy to see a tree in full bloom, but there is also a hint of inexplicable melancholy amidst this, which makes this feeling all the more absolute.

Yes all seasons evoke feelings and emotions in me, but it is spring that makes me feel nostalgic the most. It feels great to pine, I know not for what, and I languish in this nothingness, I do this very often in this season. Maybe it is all just psychological because I know I am a daughter of spring, but maybe just maybe the seasons we are born in do evoke strong feeling in us.

Let me know of the feelings the season of your birth evokes you.

P.S – Coincidentally my blog is a “daughter of spring too”. It was born on 22nd March last year and though it is hard to believe we have completed a wonderful year of togetherness.

15 comments:

lakshmi said...

i was born in peak summer, i share no love for the season :)
I too, most peole do love spring, rt?;)

Sur said...

@lakshmi - :D! I love summer holidays!

lakshmi said...

yes..but i love them bcoz they are holidays...i wld love holidays thru the year :P

Anupama Kondayya said...

I am a winter baby...I can't stand cold but I relate to the season in the sense of loving everything warm - I prefer warm beverages to cold ones, I instantly love warm people and I would like to believe that I am a warm person myself because I have to make up for the chill that my birth month brings :)

Lovely post!

Sur said...

@lakshmi - who won't?!
@anu - he he! I know u dont like winter very much, and I also know of ur love for all things warm. :) liked ur intrepretation of ur feelings wrt this post!

backpakker said...

i was born in jan..so its a start of a new year :) and yes..i feel always good when something new is around the corner..I tire of the old.
lakshmi

Sur said...

@backpakker
Thanks Lakshmi for commenting on this rather vague topic! great to know about your intrepretation!
@I tire of the old. - same here! but i do get nostalgic at times, aren't we just so full of contradictions?!

desh said...

frst point,is blog male or female, if its male, we shud call it Son of Spring :)

btw nice one year, have really enjoyed its company, starting from that Bhutta Post of urs :-)

And I am an Autumn Kid, although it hardly matters, after coming to Bangalore my sense of seasonal change is more or less killed, its like c of y = mx + c, constant :P

Childhood days remind me of intolerable heat we used to have these days, just waiting for that nautapa to get over whn u dont have to go out and drink Rasna if you come back home from outside :-)

backpakker said...

Contradictions is what give us our personalities..otherwise we would become predictive and boring ,,,even to ourselves ..right ?

lakshmi

Lavanya Viswanath said...

Considering that I have to throw on a cardigan much before winter arrives, I'd never have guessed I was January ! Do you think it has something to do with the fact that I was born in TamilNadu where there are just two seasons in a year: Hot summer, cool summer.

-Lavanya

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