Friday, June 05, 2009

The story of stuff

We all love stories regardless of our age. While I was a kid I cherished the story time. Because of two reasons, only dad says interesting stories, mom stories are all creative but not that interesting. And I only get to hear stories from him once in a while because he was working and staying in different part of the city then.

My brother and I would be waiting for the story time and its almost a happy ritual for both of us .We would wait until dinner gets over then march to terrace with rolled up "pai" (the thin mattress made out of weeds I guess), pillows, bed sheets and a jug of water. My brother and I lie very close to him on each side, cuddled up because we are very scared of sleeping on open air and darkness. I still remember the cool wind, the sound it made while blowing on tree leaves . Lying on the flat surface of terracce and looking up in dark sky filled with stars was quite a magical experience. Our house was on a not-so-developed corner of the chennai city, so not much of light from surrounding which made it pitch black and stars more glittery. These days one should go to remote village or bare land to see the actual beauty of sky.

Sometimes my brother and I pressure him to tell the same story again, sometimes we fight on which one's favourite story he should tell first. I keep counting stars, looking at the formations when I listen to story and mostly sleep half way through it. I remember only couple of them till the end. The one about 1000 parrots princes and one about hanuman's adventure of gobbling the sun because it looked like orange.

Today I would like to show you all a story. Its high time for us to know this because its about us.Its quite interesting cum horror story filled with twist and turns.The magical ending of this story depends on each one of us. Take your time, browse through this link and witness it. It might take couple of mins to buffer, believe me its worth the wait!

p.s:
This is my little something for the my beloved Gaia on this day, to create awareness of her call to save her. Plus blog spot says its my 51st post :)

11 comments:

அன்புடன் அருணா said...

It had taken around 45 minutes but cld not open.....lemme try again!

Thamizhmaangani said...

51st postaa?? very gd very gd...keep gg machi!:)

Srivats said...

@ Aruna

Achicho.. engey ellam nalla open panna varudhey. Try panni parunga.

Srivats said...

@ Thamiz

:) thanks da, neenga ellam dhan inspiration avvvvu..

Srivats said...

@ Aruna

I am not able to comment in your blogs, :) I dont know from how I can let you know, so commenting here LOL

gils said...

half adichacah..very gud..ur language and style of writing is becoming sharper and stylish with each post..keep rocking

Preeti Shenoy said...

Ayyo! Horror story?! No way i am seeing it!
Congrats on 51st!
Cheers
preeti

Srivats said...

@ Gils

Hey that was a good encouragement , Thanks da :)

Srivats said...

@ preeti

Thanks, hey that story is about conservation and yes its horrifying to know that 30% of earth reasource is already gone forever isnt ?

Prats said...

51st Post Cool!! Congrats!!!

Cool Post!!! bed time story have always been favorites :-)

Srivats said...

@ Prats

Thanks :) yes and I like stories not just on bed time but all the time :P