Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Blues

I've been struck by 'Sunday Blues' - yet again :(
It is that dull feeling that I get on most Sunday afternoons. It is not the sadness of the week ahead or the feeling of the passing weekend. It is just a feeling of boredom - not interested in doing anything that is physically tiring, not interested in studying, but not interested in staying at home either. I feel like going out and enjoying, but not so interested in traveling or doing any remotely tiring.


This happens almost every Sunday. Back home, I'll meet my friends in one of our houses, by around 5. We'll go to his terrace and keep talking something till 8 pm. Then we'll go out to eat somewhere - It could be the local 'Bhagya's' or 'Gangotri'. It could also be a short bike ride to 'Eden' or 'New Yorkers' :) Oh! Those good old days ... terrace cricket... carrom... besant nagar beach... one of the countless 'eat-outs'...

Moving over to New york... There were quite a few days when I used to just sit at home wallowing in my 'blue' feelings. On other days, me and my room-mate will just walk to the river front or the local mall. We'll walk around the place, go to a movie, eat or end up buying some stuff from shop rite or 'Bed, Bath & Beyond'. Nice days. A couple of days back, I watched the movie 'Pelham' starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. I travelled back in time to those good days when I saw the Grand central station, times square, 34th street station, aerial shots of my office building and the NY/NJ skyline, the 4/6 subway trains and the streets of New York, in the movie 'Pelham'.

Here... I'm yet to find out what I can do. Right now, I'm just sitting in my chair not knowing what to do... Wanting to go out and yet not wanting to go out. It would've been a bit better if I stayed inside the city or if I had a bike.

4 comments:

Sriram Sundar said...

The short essay depicts the generic human dilemma in taking a decision and finally end up doing nothing.Vijay you have protrayed your nostalgic memories in a very precise manner. Kudos to you.

n@veen said...

Pops!....I can relate to wat u r going thru!.....My sundays @ Los Angeles used to be something similar to wat u used to do on the other coast 3 hours ahead!.I used to while away the after noon and early evenings in a nearby park aimlessly and complaining as to why sundays are the most boring days :)...to be different we try to go out in search of new places to visit....and unfortunately we end up goin to the same places!!

gops' blog said...

so true... brought back the memories of my days back in chennai...
i also wonder "why am i here?" is it for the search of happiness?? Perhaps not.. then for what else?? the answer is "i dont know"

Venky said...

ha ha! well written article da. not sure if it is spikey or chika, thanks to your idea of grayscale, but the photo is as appropriate as ever.

your articles are cross-culture compatible but not as much cross-browser friendly ;) atleast I'm seeing a lot of horizontal scroll on both firefox and chrome. works fine with IE but then who bothers! ;)