Tired and sweat drained faces…Paining legs and aching backs… Breathlessness…. Irritating Crowds and Noise…. It seems that it is the war-field Mumbai Locals I am talking about!! 😆
But if we change the set up a little and add loads of colour and festivities…we can exactly describe the Navratri Festival; albeit amidst pleasure!! Let me elaborate a bit… Tired and sweat drained faces, yet can be seen broadly smiling…Paining legs and aching backs; but feet that just would not stop dancing… Breathlessness which cannot stop you from enjoying and having the best time of your lives…. Irritating Crowds and Noise with maddening rush and yet peace within… All this and more, from a hard core garba fan!
I wanted to do this post last week itself but the week went by in a jiffy! Dog tired after office, house work and local travelling, reaching the venue just an hour before shut down and dancing without warming up… yet experiencing pure pleasure and not wanting the night to end! I have a crazy gang of friends (including THE Brother!; who was here for the weekend just for the fest) who are as much into this festival as I am. And dancing the night away to the garba beats seems like eternity!
For a life shattering and scary moment, Mr Husband was determined not take daily passes this year, owning to the stress accompanied by late hours in offices! But I persuaded him and talked him into agreeing. God!! Was it difficult? Playing garba songs on AUX each time we went for a drive, changing DPs and wallpapers to last year’s Navratri days, innocently bringing about topics of fun circling around Navratri, sheepish grin and a ‘please let us go daily’ look when anyone asked accompanied by “i-promise-i-will-be-a-good-girl” face; was all it took (pheww!!) before he melted and agreed! 😆 Okay, though I exaggerated a bit, but I am surely lucky enough to have someone who *atleast* likes this fest (though not maniacally like me!) but he does like it and that is important. I have friends whose better halves are not at all interested and believe me, how much ever you try, enjoying this alone cuts off the fun part by half.
So, coming back to the point, we finally went and enjoyed the fest inspite of having the odds against us. Agreed, it was tiring and half of yourself would just want to slump down on your bed and go off to sleep after a hard day at work. But once we fought the weariness, all it took was the feet tapping beat to dance and forget everything around. And the smile…Oh it never leaves your face! 🙂 On a normal day, I would not even prefer have a walk in the building premises after wrapping up dinner and chores, but here I was, dancing away all night!! Only when the music stopped; terror struck that we had office to attend the next day! And again we began our home-office-house chores-garba-dog tired-sleep routine for the whole week!!
So the week gone by was full of fun, frolic, loads of sweaty clothes and pure bliss. Now the countdown begins….365 days for the next Navratri!! (greedy for more, eh??) 😆