Four Steps. For All Seasons !

A week back, a Sunday morning saw a strange romance on the balcony above. Now that the moral police is hyperactive and beat up any kissing and cuddling in public places, this was a rare moment indeed. Almost on reflex the camera was out. These are resultant pictures.
The pictures are a poor indicator of the sheer magic that happened. Like an art movie in the hands of a rookie camera man, who has no interest in movie making. Those minutes were not only magical, they were mystical too.

There were two pigeons who arrived from nowhere. Wings flapping and making a strange noise. Looking up from the Economic Times that was there in my hands, this was quite a sight. A sight in simplicity ! One of love that was simple, profound and with no fancy schmancy ! I watched, almost in a trance. This was precisely the balm to the Economic Times and all it contained !

They took straight positions. Their investments were in each other and in that magical moment. And this was the sequence !

Step : 1

Step 2

Step : 3

Step :4
And this four step process was almost a process in a 6 sigma set up, with an audit team in tow ! Oblivious to the drones of big air crafts or the faint clicks from my camera, these steps went clockwork !

For almost a good five minutes ! Allowing me time to drop the newspaper, pick my camera, unpack and shoot those four snaps in quick succession.

Almost to announce the completion of the snapping on the Japanese lens, a swift breeze flapped the newspaper a trifle too hard. Perhaps it was the shaken Nikkei blowing hot and cold! These folks looked up from their intense moment. And looked in my direction. I froze. Almost like an implicated sleaze peddling paparazzi, catching a private moment of a public princess on lens.

They lingered there for slightly longer. I stood still. Camera in hand.

The Economic Times caught the breeze once more. And fluttered harder. The stock market had wiped out whatever weight in the economy. So !

A propitious sidle later, they flew. What a voyeur like me couldn’t do, the economic times did! But what the economy & our times couldn’t do, was to stop unbridled beauty of mother nature staying on offer. To anyone who cared.

Suddenly ‘stock market’, ‘bail outs’, ‘Paulson’, ‘sub-prime’ and such other ‘words of the season’ sounded like petulant jargon dropping from a broken time machine.

13 thoughts on “Four Steps. For All Seasons !

  1. Cris says:

    Wow really nice!! How come the pigeons in front of my flat always stay alone or sleep? And yawn when they see me!

  2. excellent snaps sir. u have a keen eye…im loving this post 🙂

    and LOL @cris heheheh… same here. birds fly away…

  3. Vijay says:

    Excellent snaps.

  4. Jeevan says:

    lovely kavi!

    Wish you a happy deepavali buddy 🙂

  5. manuscrypts says:

    there’s a paparazzi in everyone!! :p

  6. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful pictures. You have a poetic sense to describe a very normal scene and make it dramatic also.

    Amazing writing!

    Sangeetha Aanand

  7. I guess we have alternate professions in the making! Never know, might be useful some day or the other. 🙂

  8. Priya says:

    Very cute pics. Thanks for sharing Kavi.

  9. Wonderful visuals. For some strange reason, the expressions on the faces of the birds remind me of our parliamentarians…….maybe thats why they were hovering around near the Economic Times..

  10. happy deepavali sir.

    im watching the news, please take care. hugs.

  11. ashok says:

    Deepavali nalvazhthukal

  12. Kavi says:

    Cris : 🙂 Thanks ! I guess they do their bit based on what they see as ‘lacking’ in the perch they are in !!

    GP : Thank you ! We were away for Deepavali. so all is ok..

    Vijay : Thank You !

    Jeevan ; Thank you ! Wish youthe same and much more !

    Manu : You bet ! You bet !

    Sangeetha : Thanks ! Ihope it is not too dramatic..!! 😉

    Kamal : I have a day job with whichi am pretty happy with ! 🙂

    Priya : Thank You !

    Ugich Konitari : Thank you ! MPs are again another set of birds that flock together. For very different reasons. And their flock changing will put other ‘flocks’ to shame !

    Ashok : Thank you ! Wishing you the same and more !

  13. Aleta says:

    Awww, what lovely, loving birds. I adore those pictures!

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