Happy moments!

A lazy, dull Sunday afternoon. One of those days when you feel like doing nothing at all. Absolutely nothing. When you are bored out of your mind.

Suddenly, the doorbell rings and a few of your relatives drop in. They have decided to pay you a surprise visit. A short time later, a few of your friends also drop in.

In a few moments, voices fill the bleak confines of the home. Idle chit chat and laughter drift in the air. Everyone wants to share in the fun. No one wants to be left out. Everyone congregates at the same place and everybody says something. There is an uproar, but no one complains. Everyone shouts at a higher pitch to be heard above the din.

A kid starts crying. There is a lot of cooing and cuddling. A feeding bottle is prepared instantly.

Someone switches on the TV. Patti’s ‘Sunday Samayal’ continues in the backdrop along with the discussions on various subjects.

Cups of tea are made and shared. Packets of snacks pass on from one hand to another.

Old family snapshots are brought out and there is much laughter and excitement. Statements like ‘Oh! How cute!’ and ‘Where am I at the time of your wedding, amma?’ are heard among the din.

Marriage ceremony CDs are played and everyone huddles together to watch the couple being united in the holy bond of matrimony on the computer screen for the umpteenth time. Again, there is a lot of oohing and aahing.

The house is in the state of pleasant confusion. The house that is usually spic and span is all in chaos. A shoe here, a sock there. A teether here, a ball there. Someone’s purse lying on the bed. Someone’s cell and keys lying on the table.

There is a lot of hullabaloo all around. But the house is very much alive. And happy. The normally silent walls of the house seem to be smiling too!



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5 responses to “Happy moments!

  1. Sathej

    Nicely written. But, I don’t necessarily feel that good when somebody turns a serene Sunday afternoon into a noisy one.After all,we don’t get to spend many serene afternoons,do we?And as far as yest is concerned,I am sure many would have watched Federer-Nadal rather than Patti Samayal.

  2. Nithya

    i love noisy afternoons and serene nights πŸ™‚
    According to me, afternoons are the perfect time to laze arnd with friends and family members, chinwag with them, watch some nice time-pass flick with them, pig on granma’s yummy food :D, play some nice board games….Ah ! bliss πŸ™‚

    Nights are meant to be serene not afternoons….Daytime is meant for commotion and ruckus πŸ˜‰ But i wuldn’t mind doing all these things during night-time too πŸ˜›

    I wuldnt mind entertaining my family members and friends all day and all night long πŸ˜€

  3. Priya Iyer

    sathej and niths,

    any time spent with loved ones is beautiful! πŸ™‚ i sure enjoyed it ystrday!

  4. Ryan.A.Nash

    yea nice time…..all the family topics discussed….nice time

  5. Priya Iyer


    long time no see?????

    yep, it was a nice time! πŸ™‚

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