Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Dream Gone Topsy Turvy


Circa 1989
The Mad Moggie, probably aged 19 or 20, day-dreams over an indescribably boring text-book.
She dreams of being a graceful swan, surrounded by a bevy of admiring men, tripping over the other to fawning men, the object of envy of other young women.
Pretty much like young Scarlett at the Wilkes plantation of Twelve Oaks.

Now, if only dreams came true.

2009
The Mad Moggie, aged 36, skips blithely down a crowded road, gleefully dreaming of the succulent kebabs and saffron rice clutched possessively in her hands, that was to be her lunch.

And suddenly, she was down and rolling unstoppably. Pretty much like a road roller sans the driver, sans the brakes.
When the world around her stopped revolving, she gazed up with dizzy eyes at the ring of young, concerned, boyishly handsome faces above her.
And wished that the earth, at that precise moment, would swallow her and her lunch .

Funny, how dreams have a strange way of coming true.
Just wish they would stick with the plan, instead of assuming shapes that one least expects!

14 comments:

Abhilash Suryan said...

:-)

Browser said...

I'm not sure if this is who I think it is, but if it is the dream that the "3 Mad Moggies" had in 1989 did come true that very year. She just had to fall down :-).
And to Abilash - Hi. Forgot to call you when I was in Korea. maybe next time.

The Mad Alpha Moggie said...

:) @ Abhilash

@ Browser
Ok, I am not too sure why the poor moggie 'just' had to fall down, but in the best interests of the mad moggie's self esteem, will just assume that she is not who you think it is...
:P
he he....talk about vanity, huh?

Arch said...

:) can so relate to this...hope you werent hurt!!

The Mad Alpha Moggie said...

LOL, not much Arch..
Just a few nicks and scrapes on my hands....and a badly bruised ego!!!
Hands are ok now...Ego, well, that's going to take some time...

writerzblock said...

LOL, you poor little girl! Happens, you know, all the time! We just get used to it :-)

The Survivor said...

Were you hungry that you could not do without your lunch? or they are your fav. :D

Hope you did not get hurt, yeah it happens sometime the good dreams stand out like a bad dream with a wrong timing!!

Browser said...

Confirmed. This is who I thought it was :-). Let me guess the 1989 book was probably a chemistry text book and the topic "How to make iodine from sea water"!!!!

The Mad Alpha Moggie said...

Pal, :) :) Not so little, you know... :P :P

Survivor, I can go without lunch allright, but, good food I can never ever refuse. If you ever visit Bangalore, do check out this this little roadside eatery called Zaks (in Cox Town) which serves up the most amazing Lebanese cuisine.You will know why I was drooling over my lunch as I walked away with my precious packages!!!LOL

The Mad Alpha Moggie said...

Browser, who ARE you?
:P :P
No, 1989 text probably was a shakespearan play or a book of poetry. I suspect it was the Merchant of Venice or Macbeth. And, If you know about my aversion for Chemistry in those days, you would also know that the chem text books were never opened long enough for me to day dream...
:P :P :P

Arch said...

Hey moggie...whatsup? Missing your posts and comments!

Abhilash Suryan said...

Hello Ma'am,
Happy Onam,
Long time; no post!!

The Survivor said...

Where have you disappeared :)

Hope to see you back to blogging again

The Mad Alpha Moggie said...

Arch, Abhilash, Survivor...Was on a sabbatical of sorts...But back now...and hopefully writing more often...
Thank you for not giving up on me...
:)