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July 21, 2005

Affairs and Accidents, in blurry pictures...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, an affair to remember...I loved the book and now I am positively depressed that I need to cease existing in the mystical, magical, mysterious (adjectives do little justice to Potter's magic) Hogwarts castle and I find myself back in the muggle world. 2 long years for the 7th book and until then, well, atleast I have the movie to look forward to in November...

Keeping track of this many families sagas is difficult enough for the reader, I wonder how the writer (Vikram Seth) managed it with such ease and eloquence - history, poetry, romance, religion, law, music, politics - you name it and it will weave its way into A Suitable Boy, the longest published English novel. I am still struggling with a family tree for this novel...another of those books that leave behind a strange tugging of the heart that one cannot ignore (I couldn't)...just wait for it to dim away with time...

Cyrano De Bergerac, played at the Lexington Shakespeare Festival left behind tender feelings and rosy romanticism...the picture I have here is from Roxanne, a modern and well made Steve Martin movie adaptated from the play.
As you like it
that we watched a week earlier was a treat too, more fun and songs and a little less romance but delightful all the same :) The disaster of a photo by the side was an impulse on my part to capture the moment!



Finally, this picture taken just after a near miss accident! Am not sure if I can blame the rain or the slightly old tires or the fact that we forgot to turn on the anti skid mechanism...we were merging on a ramp and we skidded all the way to a railing on the right and in an attempt to correct this, we skidded all the way to the left, the nose of our car jutting well into the freeway...A waffle and two coffees later, we stopped trembling enough to drive! This picture just because I have an inkling that He (sitting happily here) had given us a hand, somehow...Amen.

9 comments:

kamal said...

Since you liked A Suitable Boy so much maybe you can make it into a Tam serial like agalaya or anandam.

Yeah, the skidding thing was a scare !

I have the Harry Potter book now and I will take my own sweet time to finish it, while you wait for 2 years :P

Cyrano was too sugary for my taste. You ready to elope with Cyrano ?. I liked As you Like it better .. O my Love, my darling, I hunger for your touch. Alone. Lonely time ...that was just amazing .. remember ? ;)

Anonymous said...

Drive carefully
ksp

IBH said...

mm!!! I am finding it odd to admit but I have not been too curious to know about the death of a 'character' ..so taking my own sweet time to read it...hubby dear has been prodding me to finish it fast so that we can discuss on the book...:) tee hee! giving him a hard time..
btw, I have been in and out of couple of accident scenes in just 2 weeks time...it is scary!so drive carefully! :)

Parth said...

Was blog-hopping when someone listed you as their favorite blogs. Now, that's quite a compliment so I thought I'd drop by. Nice blog you have up here. I am about a 100 pages into the book. Been waiting for the weekend to come by so I can give it my all :-)

Prabu Karthik said...

that car windshield doll photo was what shall we call?...

kavidhai

RS said...

To Kamal: Yes, and am sure you will watch it with as much interest as you watch Agalya! You dare not take two years to finish the HP book, I need to re-read it! Hmm...maybe the author of Cyrano, Edmond Rostand not Cyrano himself :p

To ksp: will do :)

To ibh: Read slowly, because once you finish you will feel a thirst for the 7th book! Will drive carefully :)

To parth: Thanks for dropping by :) I have read some of your posts about your India trip? Reached your blog from rtd2's blog. You have a nice blog yourself :) Do let me know what you thought of the ending :)

To P~K: :)

Anonymous said...

Ramya,

Will read Harry Potter at my leisure and will answer your questions :) by agreement ...

-Vasu

Sriram C S said...

Hmm...somehow, the new Harry Potter failed to charm me. Don't know why!

RS said...

To Vasu: preparing questions for you now, I expect a minimum 75% result :)

To agnibarathi: hmm...not sure why, after I finished the book, for me it was like part 1 of a big novel and I couldn't wait to get my hands on part 2 :)

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