…when love arrives on a weekend at your doorstep from across the state borders in the form of a carton through courier containing your favourite snack items, home-made pulikaachal, tomato thokku and other knick-knacks, courtesy your mom (God bless her!). Kind of reminds you of the character of Ashima in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake, and removes a little bit of the stress of following a mundane, hectic routine every day.
It feels all the more heavenly when, after receiving the aforesaid parcel, you get to browse through your favourite bookstore (Read: Landmark) to your heart’s content after AGES, take in the wonderful sights and sounds, and SPLURGE on to-reads-in-the-time-to-come. This, followed by a ridiculously nonsensical conversation with the better half over a delicious lunch at a cosy restaurant.This, followed by calls, SMSes and mails from great friends for Friendships Day!
That’ll keep me happy for the whole of this week! 🙂
PS – What I splurged on:
- Dedication by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus Atria
- Songs of The Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
- The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
- This Year It’ll Be Different: And other stories by Maeve Binchy
Song for the occasion: (something that has caught the better half’s fancy of late, which I couldn’t stand initially though I couldn’t understand much of it, and which I have come to enjoy now, on account of being constantly subjected to it by the spouse 😛 )