Friday, April 22, 2005

a moment

I'm sitting at the outdoor part of the cafeteria, sipping a coffee, and doing that gazing off in to the distance routine. It's been a drizzly morning, and the grass in the Uni is just a shade wetter than dew. Grey sky, but the east is actually pretty, with the sun trying to break free but losing the fight. There's a couple at a table next to mine, and they're having a heated discussion, when suddenly the clouds open up and a brief but dramatic downpour starts. I'm jerked out of my reverie and start looking at the rain. The conversation at the neighbouring table ebbs for a minute, and the guy gestures to the rain and says, into the rain-studded silence, 'This is just like India'