Friday, December 15, 2006

The pulse and push of normal life that kept me away from blogging

Thought I should write a few lines at least lest people think I went to Pune, got caught in a lift and died without even telling the world whether I had bakarwadi or not.

The pulse and push of normal life I say!
Had a wonderful time at Pune. R received me with a hug after waiting for one and a half hours in the place we had decided to meet after my work. The first comment was that I have lost a lot of weight, which I have been hearing from all school mates who haven’t seen me for a couple of years. ‘Chubby’ is a much better word (betterest) to disguise the fat ass that I was in school.

Caught up with the lost years. We had changed so much yet we were the same old buddies who had spent 12 years together in school and many hours over the phone discussing what we did at school after coming home. When time and space has moulded us to be the persons that we are today, realizing that we are still the same was a pleasure and so much of pride for me. I had started feeling terribly lonely in Bangalore with most of my female friends here, married and busy with their lives. All my roommates have gone too (another post) that I wondered if I have a problem bonding with females.

Me and R went on yapping through the night and did not forget to bitch about some girls in school. Sometimes, being a bitch is a good thing for a woman to hold on to. Now, this is a copied sentence and being at it, let me talk about the movie, Dolores Claiborne. It is based on the book with the same title by Stephen King and hence, has lovely dialogues.

The story goes by this line,”Sometimes an accident can be an unhappy woman’s best friend.” It is about a woman’s determination and endurance to save her child and live life according to her terms. Jennifer, a successful reporter comes home to meet her mother after 15 years when her mother gets convicted for murdering her employer. This brings back many memories that she had shut herself from.

Very good acting by Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh though I call it a Kathy Bates’ movie. (I don’t know the other actors).

Some dialogues:

[Vera, her employer is not letting Dolores change her soiled sheets]
Dolores: Vera, are ya gonna sit there and marinade in it? Come on!

Vera: [Vera is ringing a bell] Doloooress!...
Dolores: Hells bells. Look who's up.

Vera: I am going to die.
Dolores: That will make this world less of one stinky woman.

Vera: We live in a depressingly masculine world. Everyday, husbands die - rich husbands; while they were coming back home to their wives after being with their mistresses. Sometimes Delores, an accident can be an unhappy womans best friend. Sometimes you have to be a high-riding bitch to survive.

Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hold onto.

The last line was aptly used three times in the movie.

9 comments:

GratisGab said...

tell me about it. and yet there's so much to tell. in spurts it shall come :)

Kishore said...

But you still haven't told the world whether you ate bakarwadi or not...

Ashish said...

Just the thought of meeting friends after a number of years can set off memories. I met some friends after around a decade, but when meeting them, it really really did not feel life a decade. It felt much less.

shobz said...

indeed nice.

Anil P said...

It takes an accident to change lanes, so there you go :)

that girl in pink said...

bitching is so essential!!! my best friends and i would have nothing to talk about if we didn't bitch about people. sometimes we say nice things also. only sometimes...

Ashish Gupta said...

Definitely not a lift but I thot you settled in pune for good ;)

an update after soo long! Oh wait, all I get to read is about girls bitching around. D'oh #-o

austere said...

superb line. best is when its disguised in niceness, sweetness.. hehe.

Pallavi said...

Hmmm the last line reminds me uncomfortably of someone.. brrrrr