Thursday, October 30, 2008

Picture Perfect

Starting on Diwali lists– two weeks back.
Buying rangoli powder, diyas and Lakshmi-Ganesh idols– one week back.
Marigold torans on the doorway - three days back.
Rangolis and diyas at the entrance for five days. Children painting diyas everyday.
Freshly laundered curtains. New cushion covers. Plants brought indoors. Newly-ironed kurtas. Bridal Jewellery. New blouses. Firecrackers. Floating candles. Matchboxes. Fresh flowers. Sweets.
Striving for perfection. Snapping at everyone. Getting irritated.
Is it worth it? Maybe I should just let things be.
Soon I will forget it all. This picture is what I will remember.
Perhaps it is worth it after all.

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