There emerged from the abyss
A shimmering light
A glow so bright that it could dispel the deepest depths of the ocean
It was indeed, a ray of hope
The glimmer of a new day, of the sky’s offering to the naked eye
But it all came and went by in a flash.
It was after all, a train tunnel…
And the moment was just a fleeting one,
For the Jakarta Express rushed into the bright light from the depths of the tube
Which offered only a deep black vision
To the gazing eye.
Afternoons in Calcutta are as lazy as they can get. After having that delicious, filling, albeit often not so healthy lunch or “mid-day” meal you cannot help but feel that sense of lethargy creeping into the body. It begins with the eyelids feeling heavy, followed by successive yawns and finally, your body muscles cannot take it any more and you just want to jump into the nearest bed that you can find (obviously, home is where the heart is, but still). It’s called a ‘nap’ or ‘siesta’ to put it simply, and it makes you, or atleast should make you energized and refreshed for the rest of the evening. In this city, the afternoon siesta is a luxury for some, and a necessity for others. Whatever you may be doing, resting or shutting your eyes for atleast a few minutes in the day is an absolute necessity (atleast i feel so).
The funny thing is, we all end up behaving (and being) like quintessential cats at that certain time of the day, and adopt the habits of our feline friends either consciously or unconsciously. 😅😅