Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Nomad XVI, XVII and XVIII

I'm fast running out of Roman numerals I know.

Nomad XVI
A nomad. Without home and roots and anchors and binding, limiting ties. Going where the wind takes her, to faraway lands, places unseen.

In her head, she was that person, headstrong and independent. In real life, her adventures were limited to 20 minute taxi ride from home to office. And back. Six days a week.

Nomad XVII
Every once in a while, the routine, the meetings and the endless smiling got to her. Then she would sneak out to the fire escape and stand at the very edge, her back to the building and all it stood for. And the wind sweeping in over the sea would beckon with its wild tales.

Nomad XVIII
The wind was the perfect lover. It didn't try to woo her with flowers and fancy dinners and stories of feats of strength. Instead it talked to her till it was hoarse, and even after that. They were like Othello and Desdemona. She fell in love with its stories. If only it'd never stop talking.

Courtesy N

3 comments:

An Iengar Chick .... said...

Thier lives were bound by a thread of realistic fiction and no more.

Liked the metaphorical relation between the 3.

Vi said...

I'm curious to know what the wind said.

n said...

[an iengar chick]
true :)

[vi]
it told stories of the faraway lands it came from, the places it had seen, the people, their lives..