Bobbing up and down on the icy cold surface of Arctic Ocean…now dragging myself out of the water, onto a piece of snow-covered ice floating on the ocean…now looking at the seals…and also at the penguins…and…oh no!
Now looking a gigantic polar bear who looks hungry!
I don’t know how I ended up here. I’ve no clue. All I remember is – leaving the New Year Party at 3 AM, driving to New Delhi railway station, taking a walk on the beach at Connaught Place, collecting some shells, and then getting up on a camel to ride home.
I have some faint memories of the last fifteen days, and in all those memories, I see myself as a frozen ice-statue. Now freezing has its advantages – for instance:
- You stop aging
- You stop breathing
- You stop thinking
- You stop drawing
- You also stop blogging!
So, now you know why I couldn’t blog all these days. Now, my friends, though trapped on the Arctic, I am thawed, alive, and well; and I’ve also found this laptop with a working Internet connection in the belly of the bear that must’ve snacked on another unfortunate netizen and his laptop, before he feasted on me. All this, and the cozy warm room in the bear’s stomach should help me regain my strength and help me get back to the world of the living soon.
Thanks for all those “I Miss you” notes that you were just about to write…my dear loving, caring visitors…I know how horrible it must’ve been for you…and though you didn’t express your sorrow…I know! Sniff…sniff!
Oh…Wow! I’ve got company.
Oh No! The idiot ate an insurance agent! I am doomed!
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A warm welcome back to you, Shafali. You were being missed. Good that the polar bear ate you, at least now we know that you’re safe and well in there. Delhi winter is merciless. Stay warm. 🙂
Thanks for visiting. I was wondering if I had revived in different world where Ajay was busy packing his bags. You are right. I am so lucky that I could spend the worst of winters in the warm comfort of a Polar Bear’s belly:)
Ha ha, OK, if only you could leave the writing to poor folks like us 😉 Shafali, you are right, I was about to knock and ask for a well check!!
Heard that the past weekend was a little better there.. 😉 Stay warm!
Who was writing?!
Writing is prohibited on this blog…at least all sort of serious writing is:)
Past weekend was definitely better…or I wouldn’t have thawed…
Thanks for thinking:)
Now if it had been a lawyer, you could have sued the polar bear and then bought a fan heater as well as a laptop. Hurry back to New Delhi. X
Oh no, Ian. An insurance agent is an infinitely better polar-bear-belly mate than a lawyer. He would’ve sued me for poisoning the bear:)
I know it has been cold there and I feel for you….really I do. We could be freezing our butts off at home but we aren’t. Hopefully it will soon be warmer and you can enjoy the sunshine and the heat that comes along with it. Did you get that new laptop you were longing for or did some bear really cough it up for you?
Stay away from ice and cold……they have a way of making you sluggish and tired. One good thing we have learned recently about suffering through cold weather…….when you shiver, you use a lot of calories. That’s not the best way to lose weight but sometimes you take any help you can get.
No laptop…not yet. The insurance agent was typing out my policy when the bear decided to regurgitate him – by the time I crawled out of the polar bear’s belly, the insurance agent had bartered my laptop for a can of fish!
Don’t tell me that shivering is good to shed flab…I’d be thrown into prison for indecent exposure on a skiing slope. (that’s where I found myself after I disappeared from the arctic.)
Tons of thanks for coming by and checking my pulse:)
Shafali – the good news is, you did not give that polar bear indigestion! It was the Insurance Agent.
Thank you for a most unique and creative description of where you have been. If truth truly is stranger than fiction, we’re in for a magnanimous treat when you tell where where you’ve really been! 😀
Amy…I swear on the polar bear…I told you nothing but the truth (and so it obviously was stranger than fiction.)
And thanks for confirming that the bear was poisoned by the Insurance agent. He turned out to be my savior, after all:)
Good to see you back… 🙂
Lol at insurance agent…. 😀
I am happy to be back:)
The insurance agent tried to sell me a scheme in which you could get a million dollars for nothing if I got out alive, but he died before he could complete the paperwork.