Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The 4 day, 2 city weekend

- Madras and Bangalore
- Gifts Galore (2 dresses, 2 pairs of earrings, 2 stoles)
- Meeting of relatives in hordes - from both sides of P's family.
- Falling very sick one night and getting very well in the chilly evening air of Bangalore another
- Seeing my kid brother in law pick up his plates, wash them and put them away as soon as lunch was done. Gushing with happiness at the way some kids grow into their circumstances. I had nothing to do with it. Still.
- Seeing a side of one's spouse that makes you understand why you married him in the first place.
- Ice cream and brownies
- The 1st ever sub 30 degree July in Madras in about a decade.
- Feeling so very loved by everyone I know. Feeling it descend upon my being as I closed my eyes and let the music from Varanam Aayiram wash over my soul. On my father in law's amazing music system with 4 feet high speakers.

Sometimes, happiness is only in retrospect. And there are times when you know as you live through it.

This was one of those.