Sunday, December 05, 2004

I remember

I remember, the particles of dust that hit my eyes in slow motion, as the motorcycle tumbled its way through the road running parallel to the river.

I remember, the river, the road and the trees; all running together. Cutting through it, perfect slants of sunlight, through the trees, over the road, onto the river. Making it shimmer.

I remember, as we passed from sunlight to shadow, while driving through, my mind entered heaven. This was heaven. Not a care in the world, everything left behind. Just the two of us on a bike, on our way to the faraway beach. No worries, no hang ups, just us having a good time. Far away from everyday life.

I remember, the road snaked its way through and there was the odd buzz of a car or a bike passing us by.

What I remember the most, was the wind. The wind blowing through our hair. The smell of the wind and all that it carried with it. Wafting through. The wind bringing the carefree feeling with it. The feeling of heaven.


20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such an atmospheric piece...read it a couple times to soak in its mellow mood and quiet joy.

-Anil
http://arthedains.rediffblogs.com

Ubermensch said...

making it shimmer.love that sort of qualifying sentences.keep singing:))

Miss Qt said...

I remember when my lil sis still had her motorbike and when we used to have a ride together. Even though I am not a motorbike fan, it gives you this great feeling of freedom that I've experienced anywhere else.

Zee said...

Excellent!
Just the kind of day I like, and the road trip my spirit is longing for. Only difference, it'd be just myself on my hub's bike, and my camera.

http://innerzinc.com/inneroutings/

Rachel said...

A very intense description of a moment that I can see like in a movie, especially the sun reflections and feeling the wind. Beautiful.

Garrison Steelle said...

My skin tingles.

-G

Toni said...

Heaven is where we want it to be. :)

livinghigh said...

lean back and enjoy the ride - wind, surf, glimmering/ glittering sun and all...
;-)

livinghigh said...

lean back and enjoy the ride - wind, surf, glimmering/ glittering sun and all...
;-)

livinghigh said...

lean back and enjoy the ride - wind, surf, glimmering/ glittering sun and all...
;-)

Pincushion said...

sighhh....

. : A : . said...

Anil - Yes, it is an atmospheric piece. I can feel it even now as I read it again.

ubermensch - Thanks. I enjoy the style too.

Queen Mo - Yes, bikes are about that great feeling of freedom. Even for those who don't drive them! ;-)

Zee - Somehow, I didn't have a camera that day (on which this is based). Even, if I did, I am not sure that a picture would speak those 1000 words this time.

Pandora - Thanks for your perspective. Glad you liked it.

Garrison Steelle - Thanks.

Toni, livinghigh - Completely agree with you!

Pincushion - Sigh, because you have been there before, want to be there, or just didn't like it? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely piece of work. A feeling of warmth and..space enwrapped me.

-Mahati.

Pincushion said...

how could I not like it ? wouldn't I just love to be there ..lol ;->

Pincushion said...

..how could I not like it ?? wouldn't I just love to be there ;->

Phal said...

got you off Akshay's blog. I admire the way you magnify moments that people would have generally overlooked. I'm going to link you here. http://phalspeak.blogdrive.com

Hope thats ok. Let me know. Phal.

Free Spirit said...

I feel the same way when driving my car on an empty road with the window rolled down. Heaven.

Ariel said...

This says "road trip" to me, which is certainly a good vibe. Beyond that, maybe it hints at a "glory moment" too, which is something I wrote about in my recent Glory Days post.

What a coincidence. :)

Jessica said...

I like the description of the sun through the trees. great piece.

. : A : . said...

Mahati - Thanks for dropping by and glad you liked the piece. Drop me a link if you are back and reading this!

Pincushion - Yes, I am sure you would. For a moment I thought you had already been there.

Wilde - Thanks for dropping by and welcome here. I'll drop by your site in a bit. Thanks for linking up.

Free Spirit - You've been there before! ;-)

Ariel - Yes, a coincidence indeed. It's a small world.

Jessica - Thanks. The sun through the trees was marvelous!