Sunday, February 15, 2015

The rendezvous

8pm. ‘They're late’, thought she as she laid the table. Impatiently she glanced at the clock. ‘I’ll be late... again’. She hated to be late. But then, a smile lit her face as she thought about her nightly tryst with her … ‘friend’ well yes, friend, love, companion. She relived that heady feeling; that touch of the evening breeze on her skin - cool and refreshing in the summer, arctic crisp in the winter; the intoxicating scent of summer tube roses that kept them company or the Chrysanthemums that filled the winter nights with their fragrance. And there was music, ah yes, the music had to be just right.

She smiled to herself then shook her head to dispel the image – later, she told herself firmly, it’ll have to wait. Only after dinner could she give in to her passion. First, she was a mum, a wife.

As if on cue, the kids rushed in.

‘Hurry hurry’, said she. ‘Wash and change. Dinner’s at the table’. Half an hour later as the Husband settled down to the day’s news before the telly, she tucked the kids in and kissed them good night.

Free at last, she walked out of her apartment, out in the open air for her nightly rendezvous - that one hour of pure, selfish happiness – hers and hers alone – with her love, her friend. She sniffed the fresh air with pleasured anticipation then reached for her iPod. Her friend was before her, waiting. ‘I’ve come,’ said she breathlessly, as the road stretched ahead – silent, inviting, encouraging.

She ran then, the pounding of her feet matched by the hammering of her heart, drowning herself in the pure pleasure of the adrenalin rush of her run, forgetting everything else - just she and the road, her love for all seasons.



So do you have a secret hobby too? Or maybe not a secret, but something special that you do ONLY for yourself? To unwind, to have fun - just fun? Do share here.

Linking to Blog-A-Rhythm's Wordy Wednesday.


22 comments:

  1. Wow you tricked me there..I thought it was a rendezvous with a lover :)

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    1. Did I? Thanks :-) Well there WAS a lover!

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  2. Ah, such a brilliant twist Tulika! Love it! :) "Secret" hobby is writing, currently via my blog and rendezvousing with bloggers worldwide! ;) <3

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    1. Thanks Elly. Love for writing is what binds all of us bloggers.

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  3. I too was tricked into believing that a secret lover was waiting for her. brilliant twist. A wife , a mother could take up a sport is really encouraging.

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    1. It's a bit autobiographical Kalpana, since I dearly love my nightly walks. It's hardly a secret though!

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  4. Back to blogging with a twist, I see. Finally! Loving the image of you on your tryst :)

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    1. Well you asked for a twist, didn't you? Jokes apart - it's ages since I tried anything like this.

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  5. I used to run...but never developed a passion for it. Probably because I always ended my runs puking and gasping for precious breath. Lol.

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    1. Oh dear that doesn't sound nice. But running or for that matter any form of exercise can give one quite a high.

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  6. I knew the ending will be something nice as you have written.I liked it.

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  7. I just loved the way you described everything, specially the ending. No matter how much I try, I just can't run but I can't wait to reach home after work to indulge in a blissfull hour yoga and workout. :D

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    1. Thanks Rajlakshmi. Running takes practice. I'm just beginning to try. Well I've seen your yoga pictures and it seems to have kept you in amazing shape so way to go. Any kind of workout, no matter what it is, makes you feel good.

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  8. :) a good twist he he he

    running is good ..

    and how can i tell you that hobby it is supposed to be a SECRET :)

    Bikram's

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    1. Ha ha Bikram. Secrets can be shared, can't they?

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  9. Wow, didn't see that coming. What a great twist! Wish I shared a love of running but I don't. I do like walking though and find it very refreshing, both mentally and physically.

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    1. Absolutely. I am also more a walker than a runner. I love that feeling of disconnecting from everything and just enjoying the music and the breeze.

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  10. Is that your secret hobby?! It's a wonderful thing to have!

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    1. Kind of Roshni - though it's not such a secret.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Suraj and for your kind comment.

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