Sunday, December 12, 2010

Reindeers in Curry Land

One minute we were flying over continents so swiftly we could barely register the landscapes we passed over. The next minute we found ourselves stranded on this narrow ledge overlooking a busy street. It is nice to rest for a bit, to stand silently and watch more people pass beneath than are reindeer in my entire country. Where once I barely survived on tundra grass, it is the curry fumes from the Indian restaurant that now satiate me.

The people here love me. But I want to go back home. These twinkling lights are pretty, but I miss the snow.
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Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - I love the point of view you chose for this little story! It's a wonderful mental picture, too! And mmmmmm I like curry :-).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

From the reindeer's view - I like it!

Clarissa Draper said...

Yes! That's so cute.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's like our two countries have collided!

Tina said...

Whimsical. I like it!

Mason Canyon said...

Love the reindeer's point of view.

Thoughts in Progress

Anonymous said...

What a charming story!

slommler said...

Wonderful drabble with a fabulous point of view!!

Holly Ruggiero said...

I love it!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Margot - thank you. And needless to say, I love curry too.

@ Alex - thank you. The poor reindeers.

@ Clarissa - thank you.

@ Debra - they have, haven't they?

@ Tina - thank you.

@ Mason - which is really teh only point of view possible, isn't it?

@ Fiona - thank you.

@ SueAnn- - thank you so much

@ Holly - thank you

Manasi said...

I so recognise those shining Reindeers... Most American homes will display them as christmas decorations in their lawns and porches...

Some NRI probably brought them back with them for fun :-)

...its difficult to see the other's point of view at the first go ;-) it took me three readings and i am usually sharp to pickup, nevertheless... nice one!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Manasi - must be an NRI- they do have these cute decorations every year.
And thanks for dropping by- hope you have settled in.


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