Thursday, August 04, 2005

Stream of (Un)Consciousness

This is where the mind wandered whilst I was busy chanting this morning in the autorickshaw to work:

… [seen: flooded road] God, when will the waters clear?! Wonder how they get into the shops by the road? …

… [seen: drug store sign] I need to buy some Laviest. All those antibiotics have screwed up my system …

… [bending to bow as the Krishna Temple is seen approaching] I really like this, the way they light up the deity with diyas instead of those ghastly light bulbs …

… [heard: a sharp horn and a shriek of brakes] F***k! That was close! He was just inches away. Ass****!

… [seen: a roadside cart with pineapples] They look so fresh. But look at that filthy plastic on the cut slices. So many flies! Eat this and you’ll shit to death! …

… [leaning forward to check out the ATM] Thank God, it’s working again after the floods. I don’t have to go to the one three blocks away …

… [seen: a cropped view through the auto’s hood of a tight rainbow-coloured tanktop on a very slim girl] Must be anorexic. What do these girls eat these days? You've to pay a price for all extremes …

… [seen: a fork in the road revealing the spot where an old man was crushed under a bus last week] Don’t look there! Can’t forget the white Gandhi cap amidst the thick dark pool of blood …


The chanting ended soon after.

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