Which is your favorite season of the
Spring, summer, autumn or winter?
Why don’t you mull over the answer as
I tell you about mine? Sounds like a plan, doesn't it?
I have two favorite seasons really
- autumn and winter
. I have tried but I just can’t pick between the two. Which
one I like more? Well, honestly I don’t know! But you could say they are my
But why these two seasons?
Autumn, or fall as it is called in
the US and Canada, because it brings along festivals and holidays that I have
loved ever since I was a little girl with pigtails. And winter because well it’s
winder! And what’s there not to love about it?
Both these seasons were special in the
small hill station town of Shillong nestled in the picturesque hills of Meghalaya.
I know because I grew up there. Oh the memories. I remember the elaborate
Autumn Fest that was celebrated every year in October. I have lost count of the
number of times I had taken part in that, dressed up going around the town as
everyone joined in the festivities. And then of-course the three month long
winter vacations filled with Christmas Carols, bonfires, picnics and the sweet smell
of cakes. You see how the universe conspired to make me fall head over heels in
love with these two seasons?
But back to the present and everyone
in the blogosphere is busy making their Fall Bucket Lists
. Then how could I not take part too? You know me, always ready
for such link ups and activities!
So here’s my Autumn Bucket List
you to tear down with your magnifying glass.
- Read, read and read some more.
Well, the first half of the year was annoyingly unproductive in terms of my
reading speed. But I’ve caught up now and hence I intend to finish reading
about 20 books that are in my kitty right now, all unread. But autumn is technically
only till the end of November right? And 20 seems too ambitious a number with
everything else going on so let’s say 10, shall we? Sounds realistic? Doable? I
- A couple of posts ago I had told
you about my theory
of being happy. I intend to continue doing that. Let’s say that I’ll be putting
my theory through the Fall Test.
- Celebrate Durga Puja and Diwali for the first time at our
new home. We were away last time so this year it’s special. Just the thought is
exciting and I’m eagerly waiting for both the festivals.
- S and I have decided to make
Wednesday nights into Movie nights. Movies in the theater I mean. Two reasons for
that – one tickets are available at discounted price on Wednesdays and two we desperately
needed a break in the middle of the working week. So for the past two
Wednesdays we have been watching movies, dining out and to tell you the truth I’m
loving it. Or, rather we are loving it. Though I would have loved to call it
Date Night but you know S, he’ll cringe if I say that!
So that was my list. Oh and there are some more in the picture used in the post too.
- Not let anger control me. You must
heard of the word spitfire? I think it was especially coined for me. So this autumn
I’m not letting it control me. I’ll just let the golden hue of the leaves and
the auburn feel of the season calm me down. Let’s see if I succeed. Maybe then I
can extend the experiment one season at a time?
So now do you have the answer to the question I asked you at the beginning?
Which is your favorite season of the year?
And before I end this post a special mention to the scientists at ISRO
for the Mars Orbiter Mission. We are proud of you. You have taken the words ‘Where the
Mind is without Fear’ to a different level altogether. So happy and proud
today. We have come a long way and we have a long way to go.
By the way did you know India is the first country to successfully get
a spacecraft into the Martian orbit on its maiden attempt? Great, isn't it?