Thursday, May 19, 2005

Crazy Celsius!!


Even in that room, shut-off from the world, sunlight streams in through the crack, pours in, and rushes in, as if in huge torrents, making it too hot for her to handle anymore. She can barely think straight from the heat. It is getting way too hot in here for her.
She snatches a chilled bottle of water from the refrigerator, slams it shut and throws herself on the bed, holding the bottle to her face....
Gulping the water, she feels it escape her lips and trickle down her blouse. Temporary Reprieve.

32 comments:

thoughts said...

Summers in India ;)

finnegan said...

That droplet may bring a subtle and momentary tingle of relief, but a cool dribble down the blouse may also ignite a whiter heat.

sal said...

Gulnaz, guess what, after reading it... I'm feeling kinky already. Hehehe..

Cruel Angel said...

Having gone through 11 mile humps in the heat, I know how much of a relief a single drink of water can be. It's bottle after bottle of temporary reprieval that enable us to survive when the celsius scale goes crazy. In retrospect, this also applies to marrages. Bottle after bottle of temporary relief helps people stick out the long years. Bottles of what? Well, thats up to you...

venus said...

Summer is very precious, enjoy it while you have it. you realize it when you don't have it with 8+ months in a year filled with not warm weather.

M said...

Enjoy the heat!

Lorena said...

what i do is have some cold cold nestea :)

Jamie Dawn said...

I know that feeling! But if I had to choose, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. I hate being cold!!

mermaid said...

I just talked to my in-laws, who live in Anand, Gujarat. Mummy is upset because she hired some people to put some kind of glass shade on the roof. She has paid them for 1/2 the work up front, but they come when they want, on their own time. She is afraid they won't get the work done before the monsoons.

I can't imagine living in such extreme heat! I was there for 1 1/2 years of my life, but don't remember it much. I was there 2 1/2 years ago, but refuse to visit in summer.

Stay cool, dear!

transience said...

it's summer here, too, and so i totally get what you're saying. brilliant imagery, gulnaz. lovely, indeed.

Joel said...

Just a little sloppy there....I get like that, too, when the heat builds and I slurp iced water from the gigantic cup I keep handy for such occasions....Good honest writing.

gulnaz said...

thoughts, you know...:)

finnegan, well...

woman, chuckle, chortle, giggles.

Cruel Anglel, well you are right, if we can putting out the little fires then maybe the big conflagaration would be averted and marriages saved...but neither of us are married to know this truly.

venus, yea the cold can be crazy too. :)...summer has its moments too. sorbets, granitas, mangoes, frappes, watermelons,

M, *pokes my tounge at you*

Lorena, mmmm i lurv iced tea, i make my own with a dash of lemon and leeeeedle mint...and i make it quite nice too....there you have the invite. :)

Jamie, frozen toes, numb fingers, dark days oh this is not that bad! thanks for making me grateful again. :)

Mermaid, One gets used to the indian summer but it surely is not the best time to vist India and Gujarat is sweltering at this time of the year!!! I am sorry for your mummy, the work-men can really take advantage like that, i hope she is not paying by the number of work-days. I hope she finds a good contractor...she is right, if they don't get through by moonsoons, it will be tough on her.

transience, aaah, so you must know what i'm speaking about....thanks...:)

Joel, :) i feel like making up silly rhymes starring iced water, lol, thanks. :)

bablu said...

"sunlight streams in through the crack, pours in, and rushes in, as if in huge torrents".
Aha very contrasting, huge torrents of rain U need not sunlight. :)
Chill and hear some good old summer song ->
"In the summertime" by Shaggy.

Cocaine Jesus said...

we seldom get the kinda hot summers you guys have but i can understand to a degree how it must be coz every year we holiday on the south coast of france, near italy and, although not as hot as you guys get it, man it is very hot for me!!
the image with the water is brilliant.
how the hell do you sleep at night if it is so hot?

Lorena said...

sounds delicious gulnaz, thanks!

Akruti said...

Summers? plz someone save me:(( Hyderabad is having one of the worst summers this year.Too difficult to handle

eden said...

that bottle of water is surely a relief!....must enjoy the heat first.:)

Geetanjali said...

Hey just read this after August's post of the woman trapped in her glass cage on a rainy morng - the two make a wonderfully striking contrast don't they? Would be interesting to juxtapose them and compare, what say Gulnaz?
It's interesting how the 'temporary reprieve' and the suffocating heat you've described can be read at other levels as well...
Uncomfortably true this post!

jonny ragel said...

very pretty. temperature is so poetic. we're actually pretty fragile. and the conditions on earth happen to be just right. sometimes...

Sweety said...

My home was very cool....hmmmm! if i go outside...the climate was so hot....unbearable conditions.....;)

. : A : . said...

Agree with Geetanjali. This is quite a contrast to my recent post 'In a moment'. Nice writing as usual.

gulnaz said...

bablu that was a sweet song. :)

Cj, thanks :)...air conditioning helps...:)

Lorena :)

Akruti, actually its not that bad in UP this time, i can imagine your plight....take off for the hills, if you can or get yourself a bottle of iced water. :)

Eden, enjoy the heat and the water...:)

Geetanjali, am flattered. yes it does contrast well against his...we should put them together. ;)

johnny crash, thanks ! :) yes it doesnt take much to break us....your comment reminds me of that song, always take the weather with you.

sweety, then don't go out baby, stay indoors and call your freinds over. ;)

.:A:., thank you! and yes it does contrast quite well against yours but the funny thing is i noticed it only when geebaby pointed it out.

NicoleBraganza said...

Dunking head in bucket of ice is the most effective!

gulnaz said...

brilliant idea Nicole lol

Hirdu said...

Garmi in UP...Wow !!

woh Aam ke bageeche ki amrayi, thanda thanda Aam ka Panaa, Shikanji, Bel ka sharbat, Ruh-af-jaa, Thandayi, Kharbooje with Cheeni.

Wo Light (Electricity) ka na aana, woh chhat (Roof Top) per shaam ko paani dalna, Woh Macchadani laga ker bus saare ghar walon ka Chhat per hi so jaana, Shaam ko jaldi khana banana, phir sabhi ka Gol Gappe Khaane jana....

Arre !! What the heck I am doing here ??

:(

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

It is nearly the end of May and it's rained for most of the day. Last summer wasn't just wet the skies were dark and sultry. I am told there will be sun this year. Probably enough in its self to jinx all hope. I'm told sun every day is boring, But I'm willing to risk it.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Thank-you for visiting my blog with such a nice comment

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gulnaz said...

hirdu, somebody is missing home...:) that was so sweet of you. :)

Sue, i wish you lots of sunshine and warm and balmy days, at least enough to warm you heart through the winter.

. : A : . said...

So did I!

gulnaz said...

.:A:....;)

Hirdu said...

too much now...every time I get my finger cut under knife, every time palm is burned.... :(