Strange Greetings


Greetings, Stranger!

You’re sitting at a café when a stranger approaches you. This person asks what your name is, and, for some reason, you reply. The stranger nods, “I’ve been looking for you.” What happens next?

“Why? ” I ask, “Why have you been looking for me? ” I am worried. 

He pulls out a counterfoil. It has my name neatly written on it  with my telephone number and address.

I recognize my handwriting. 

“Lady,” says the stranger, “you have just won an Audi, the first prize for the best Pookalam”.

Pookalam is a flower carpet made at Onam,  the Harvest festival  of Kerala, India. 

“Oh” I say, beaming happily “That’s great!”

I remember sending in an entry for the best flower carpet.  And the bell rings. 

 

And I wake up. And put off the alarm. So much for friendly strangers. Time for work. Its Monday. 

 

My Pookalam Aka Flower Carpet
My Pookalam
Aka Flower Carpet

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11 thoughts on “Strange Greetings

  1. jacolev September 9, 2014 / 4:40 am

    Oh! That is gorgeous!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sujanvi September 9, 2014 / 10:23 am

    Umeed pe duniya kayam hai… Happy dreaming and kudos on your handwork. It is really fetching…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rajivkrishnan57 September 9, 2014 / 11:49 pm

    Your Pookalam deserves a Rolls Royce Phantom as the prize …

    Like

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