Friday, March 9, 2012

After the storm....Is a Myna

Obviously its a Lull! A flurry of activities, energy sucking discussions and decisions, revisiting strategies and agreeing on a common ground and then all set and done....it seems like an anti-climax....At work! Done with a major deliverable. All these days I didn't know when the sun set or when it rose, but now it seems I can hear every tiny sound and feel every little thing around me.

So I have been sleeping at work most noons only to be woken up around 3:15 Pm everyday by a myna. We moved to a new building within the campus and I sit beside the window. She (I am assuming its a she) promptly comes everyday post 3 and sits by singing and cooing. The glass partitions us. I observe her body language, she nods, she turns, she supposedly expands herself and calls.... The tiny feathers around her head spread like a porcupine and again they settle. She cackles and it continues. Its a pleasant and welcome break to watch her perform and hear her chuckle instead of staring at the laptop and engrossed in work.

Little bit of movement, she flies away. So I am very careful not to move; sometimes she has another one for company and then there are pigeons as well.  I did click few pictures today but as there is a glass division; the picture did not come clear. I am planning to open the glass pane a bit and feed her grains everyday. Lets see. To keep her company, I can keep my fish bowl on the sill. I have 2 Platis and 4 crabs. I am planning on adding more fishes. A hamster will complete this family at work :)

Its nice to have life around you - plants, fishes, butterflies, cockroaches and lizards even. The pale dry cubicle of mine which boasts of privacy with  high cube walls are anything but inviting. It creates a barrier between people. You knock on a cube before walking inside; stand outside the cube while talking; feel guilty about disturbing are all something I don't approve. But yeah software companies workplaces are such! Cant help! So the better way is to have these creatures around you. The birds chirp, the fishes gliding in the water; those clunks when the crabs move around in the glass bowl, watching the plants grow and the happiness in watering them or feeding the fishes or crabs replaces the paleness and dullness.

28 comments:

  1. :) wow , I will send you a picture if i can find about a ideal working place with animals :)..
    I have been doing a few things myself here ..

    I use to have a pair of lovebirds at one time , you know the romantic me he he he :)
    Bikram's

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    1. Sure :) Its definitely refreshing isnt it?

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  2. Hm.. Well said. But to be around life I would suggest the best option is to chose being a vet.. Just kidding.

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    1. Yeah now that I cant be a vet, this is the next best one :)

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  3. Hm.. Well said. But to be around life I would suggest the best option is to chose being a vet.. Just kidding.

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  4. Oh..that's lovely to peep through the window sill and have a wee chat with Myna and Kuhu birds.
    And you have a fish pot at office? Wow!

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    1. :-) Yup I wait for them everyday now. Yeah fishes and crabs :)

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  5. One of your best blogs. Beautiful. Felt like I was staring at the Myna in person and enjoying her mannerisms. :-) Thanks for such a pleasant post.

    "Its nice to have life around you - plants, fishes, butterflies, cockroaches and lizards even."

    Feel happy and charged up.

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    1. Thanks Gautam, glad you liked them :)

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  6. Better and nicer than having human beings around!

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  7. Ha,it's refreshing...to read as well.It's like a painting.

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  8. A new feathered friend to flock with:) nice

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  9. yes its always nice to have life around you ..
    and i believe every natural thing has a life with it. even rock and river has life ,speaking to u in very unique way..

    refreshing post..

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    1. Sumukh,

      I agree :) Every natural thing breathes life

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  10. That's it, B! You can discover such tidbits joy lying around; all you have to do is to look!

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    1. True Balan. You never know when the joy will end; so make the best out of it while it lasts

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  11. Fun ,isn't it ! Bindu ,if I am right many many posts back you posted a pretty picture of a birdie from your office window .

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  12. That's an interesting post and very interesting thoughts too. I work from home and am really tuned in to sounds of birds chirping, Coco's walking (his nails on the floor), sounds of a kid crying etc. It is a nice break :).

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    1. Rachna, it is! To see the life around you :) And a break from complaints and blames and agitations :)

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  13. I know I know you have been super busy and now you have given me a reason to taunt you - you can observe the myna but can't talk to me? humph!

    Honestly, I am not a fan of pets of any sorts. I prefer some solitude to living surroundings. Too lazy to take care of plants too. so well, if nature has any trees, then fine, otherwise I am happy staring at walls too :)

    Very refreshing post!

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    1. Hahaha, I dont know when this free time would end :P

      But yeah when I watch the myna, you are busy drafting your documents :P

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  14. Insignia,it is such a pleasure reading your blog.I would place this one amongst better ones.
    Keep it up.

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  15. Such a blissful work environment Insignia... and look at me.. I am stuck in an aquarium myself, with 4 glass walls around me... not a sight of of the outside world.. I wouldn't even know if its sunny or cloudy :-(

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