September 25th, 2009


Just wondering....

Call it the Housewife Syndrome (not having enough to do, so engaging in such thoughts):

I got the link to

this dance duo

See the way they do feel the fusion between them. So...what I wonder is, when two dancers dance *together* like matter what their it only a working relationship? Would they have to be lovers to give that sense of oneness? Or would mundane things like sweat and worrying about the choreography come in the way of a personal relationship?

I wonder this when I see ice-skating, and ballet routines, too.

One movie which showed the attraction between two singers, and then showed their happy marriage crumbling under the stress of one singer's success, was

Abhimaan (1973)

(this movie also a beautiful song about a baby-in-the-future.)

Having said that, I also know several purely professional relationships which have worked well, such as the one between




who, after they were featured as brother and sister in

"pAsa malar"

were only accepted as such by the Tamizh film-going public thereafter!

Well...whatever the reality may be...such dances, duets, ballets, jugalbandis, recitals...are wonderful to watch, or listen to.

So...what do YOU think? For one's talents to fuse into a synergy, should one's heart also fuse with that of one's partner?

Balloon Race Forest Park 190909

I went alone to Forest Park to see the launch of the balloons, and it was a trip well worth it, to see these colourful globes rising serenely and majestically into the cloudy,overcast, intermittently rainy sky. I'd been afraid that the wind would cross the 10-miles-an-hour limit beyond which the launch would be aborted, but it didn't happen....


is an account of the race by the St.Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper.

Here are a few balloons:

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As I left the field, I saw the lovely sight of this little girl and her dog, amusing themselves:

girl and her dog 190909

A very enjoyable afternoon.....I have never seen such crowds in Forest Park, and what fun it was to walk back past the cars jammed into loooong lines, on the way home!