Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Dance


A flash of a silver sliver caught my eye in the water.I tried to shake my head in an effort to shake the water off my mind and figure out what that flash was. I kept craning my neck out of my small boat to see if I could catch any glimpse of it again.

And then, it surfaced.Like a bullet, it tore the water's surface and pierced the air.It was a fish, which shone blue like crystal, which was as fast as a graceful swimmer and which flew, quite literally, like a shrunk jet plane.

Then there were hordes of these flying fishes, zipping across the water.

I had a feeling I was witness to a most unique dance performed in rythm to the sound of the ocean and to the music of the waves.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

pretty picture this creates:)

Srini said...

Welcome to the 'offshore' club. 'You arent alone here ' is the message they are trying to convey with the dance.Dolphins are quite common too (they are always smiling and optimistic too ;)

Aishwarya Rao said...

Picturesque.

Reminded me of Deception Point.

Hemamalini said...

Anon..,thanks for the pretty comment:)

Srini,Aha.am i supposed to read in between the lines? anyways, offshore life is not all optimism and smiles i suppose too:|

Princess..thats a book i still have fifty pages left and is waiting for me at home:D

Neelam Prabhu Gaonker said...

wow...flying fishes....!!!! that gives me two ideas....either the ocean is full of wonders !!!
or there was a party on the boat...with some great spirits ;) ;) in which case... hic hic hurray hems (alliteration unintended) :p :p

Aishwarya Rao said...

its not a page turner, but its an entertainer

Hemamalini said...

@neelam..hic the ocean hic is hic itself hic spirited;)

hics apart;) they were really flying fishes!!:D

@the princess.. oh yes! a total fun read:)

Sriram P said...

Did you catch any one of them Flying fishes and eat it :) ?? and of Deception point: Somehow I did not find it as interesting as Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons though the latter has a great potential for a Hollywood Masala. Would be interesting to watch Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. Just to scare you a little bit.. Have you read "Life of Pi".. Have fun in Spore..

Hemamalini said...

@sriram...Im total vegetarian so no fishy business here:P.I quite liked all of dan brown - worth a laugh!..and yes, i have read the life of pi:) too fictitious to scare me man.., quite liked it though:D

Anonymous said...

silver sliver...nice...