Monday, July 23, 2012

~~~I can't help falling in love with you ~~~

A bright and sunny Sunday morning. Early morning music , 2 bananas , quick phonecalls and 99kms later I was in Bayreuth.How the hell that happened?

Well the plan was for Saturday but my laziness got the better of me.
I wanted to see this place for a while now.Sunday seemed just perfect. I had really good company to boast off.I have done Sunday trips before in Germany and every city/town/ village looks like a ghost town.
The shops are all closed. The traffic is really less.There is no vibrancy in the air.
I like the idea of having Ideal Sundays.

It is really interesting how the idea of having an Ideal Sunday has changed over a period of time
**10-15 years ago when Saturdays were working for my parents Sunday was "the" day.Sundays were always about playing some sport in the morning and then finishing our homework early in the day.
The rituals were like eating homemade South Indian breakfast while watching the Jungle Book on TV.
It was our family time. No Phonecalls/ No Monday Blues/ No impromptu outings/ No shopping extravaganza.We all used to watch TV together followed by reading newspapers/novels/comics.
To be honest,I only used to read the glossy section of The Indian Express :).
Our Sunday lunch was always grand followed by the SHOWTIME Movie on television.
Weekends were only about Food and TV. Simple life indeed!! By Sunday evening I used to be filled with the excitement of going to School/college on the next day.

** 4-5 years ago Sunday was about executing the whims and fancies of the previous week.
The early morning sport was replaced by an hour long session in the gym (Mainly to beat the previous night hangover).The Homemade South Indian breakfast and grand lunch was replaced by the more sophisticated "Weekend Brunch".It was like we suddenly realized that we were adults and we needed to find our own thing. The Jungle book was replaced by gossiping and the good old TV movies were replaced by the nonsensical weekly releases.The Long walks to the KBR park with the gang / Karan was a healthy addition to the lifestyle. I loved the exploration part. We did a lot of exploration of the new places / shopping malls / cafe's on Sundays.I am still charmed by The Sunday book markets.There was never any excitement of going to work on the next day.

**Present - Sundays are all about doing my thing! I like to just figure out things.There is no TV here / No weekly releases / No shopping malls. Most of the places are closed.
A wise man once said.. " When you have limited means you look at all the possibilities and then optimize them" .So I pretty much follow the same rule.A good breakfast in the bakery / Cooked at home. A long walk around Herzi (Herzi in German means My Beloved).So instead of calling this place Herzogenaurach/Herzo I like to call it Herzi ( Makes it more romantic :))A bike ride. Baking my heart out. Coffee outings sometimes day trips..

** 2022 - A car ride in my SUV. A couple of kids thrown ( Oh sorry tucked) at the back.A huge dog :) a la familia.Our Bikes standing still on my moving car.Soft music playing continuously inside the car.In between Ice cream breaks/ coffee breaks.
Well I don't know how it will be in 2022 but that's how I want it to be right now!!

Here are some photos from yesterday:

The Old Theatre at the Ermitage Castle. We just bumped in to it while walking around the castle. It was magical.

Sorry, Couldn't refrain from posting one more...

One of the oldest Opera House in Germany . No couldn't see an Opera :(

On our way to Bayreuth! Didn't I tell you? I am the best front seat passenger ever!

I think I am still quite excited!!The time is 6:25 in the morning. As I type the last few lines of this blog post 
the sickly feeling of Monday morning hits me.I think I will roll under the blanket just a little longer to savor the  Sunday memories..

(The post will be published in the evening.. I have written with my eyes closed)

P.S: This is a personal favorite. The song is by Elvis.
Earlier when I mentioned about listening to the music while driving my SUV in 2022 this was the song I was thinking about..
I love this song! I always have! Simple and yet so beautiful! The song means a lot to me..!Yesterday someone asked me what kind of music I like... ( I guess I will write another long post on that.. Really Long!).For now this is certainly one of the songs I like.. the Pearl Jam version is just fantastic...

Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
Would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you


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