Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fecundity spectrum.

Four startling instances of news of fecundity in one day.
To N: Congratulations, if you are reading this - though knowing the extent of your Net-ineptness, I'd bet my ass you're not - I heard you are expecting. I know A and Ishita must be very happy...

This to P; I heard you are expecting too...though, now, 'expecting' seems rather inappropriate. If I were you, I'd ask 'expecting what?', and what a pertinent question that would be. What, then, are you expecting? More importantly, what do you expect to do about it? M tells me you want to keep this baby; and what happens to college, then?To being eighteen, footloose and fancy free?
You must be either inordinately brave or inexpressibly reckless or superbly sentimentally stupid (Even in wonder, I alliterate. God save me.) . Or all, actually. All, yes.
Why did you do this? You were supposed to be the golden girl. You were held up to all of us; 'be like her', they said. Study, but be modest. Be pretty, but bashful. Be good, be quiet, be soft. And you were. You were good and quiet and soft. And now you are pregnant.
But then, as you would say... shit happens.
All the best.

Now, S. You're pregnant too, I heard today. How does it feel, to be forty four and pregnant with a son already in college? In case you were wondering, by the way, Akash is ecstatic. You won't be getting any flak from his side...or, for that matter, from mine. Rock it, woman. I hope it is a girl this time...this world cannot take one more Akash.

Last of all; K told me today, the pigeons outside her balcony are nesting.
Superb, God, thank you.
That's all we need.
More pigeons.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!

8 comments:

tinuviel said...

eh! oh! er.

for one startling moment i thought the N was me :D

indiegurl said...

@neha: :D
Waise I'd refer to you by name, you know. Its not like you'd ever end up doing something to talk of which I'd have to say 'N' instead of 'Neha'.

tinuviel said...

haha :D i see. of course.

lone rider said...

i like your style of writing, but the template makes it a little hard to read...
keep writing!
cheers,
J
www.SUEpune.blogspot.com

Mudra said...

W.r.t. pigeons - absolutely!! All we need is more dumb grey birds flapping around, making strange sounds and scaring the shit outta me.

W.r.t. the rest - alternately happy and unimaginably crazy. What do you say when stuff like that happens? :S

Blog on... I'm hoping to revive mine soon... :(

Mark IV said...

wow... a lotta ppl getting pregnant. and of all the entirity of my known world ppl are breaking parts of their body instead, wat with accidents thrice a week! conservation of biomass eh?

codemastercool said...

ah. AH. hmm. er. oh.

Ve-e-e-e-ry interesting. Especially with pregnant people appearing all over the place. inspiration pops up in the oddest of places, they say.

Hakuna Matata said...

I hate pigeons.

God in all his wisdom created the pigeon
and why? He forgot to envision.