Tuesday, April 3, 2007

a squeaky date!

i go to a nearby garden called sardarbagh every evening, for a 40 mins brisk walk. as usual, after finishing yesterday's walk, i spent 5 mins on the bench, before leaving for home.i noticed that 2 squirrels were running around the bench in circles. i began observing them.i assume one was a male and was chasing a female. unless they are different than us humans!

this rapid and random chase went on at a fast speed, and suddenly they froze, facing each other! then something funny happened, they came close and kissed each other, just a brief momentary touching of mouths, and then again the female started to run, while the male followed. both of them happily making squeaking noise too. every few seconds they wud stop, a few brief kisses wud take place, and start running once again. they were completely oblivious to a few people sitting on the benches, and a few more who walked along the track.

these squeaky characters were not worried about the time or the location, and merrily went about enjoying their date. and then i saw a couple enter the park, very concious, looking around for a good place to sit. and the bench sitters, as well as the walkers, started to give them some uncomfortable stares, trying to assess them. both seemed to be just 15-16 years old, maybe that was the reason they got unwanted attention from the older generation in the park. as i got up to leave, i saw my squeaky friends continue their kiss-and-run routine. and i thought to myself.... we human beings were just independent, while the animals were free, in every sense of the word!

9 comments:

Aditi said...

sometimes i really feel like that these animals are far better than humans, at least they are not exploiting each other like we do. we must learn something from them, like freedom, love, affection and lots more.

Aditi said...

a sweet lovely post like those squirrels

Cyber Sammy said...

inkie stop ogling at those squeaky squirrels next time :) Or maybe they were doing it to attract some voyeuristic attention :)

Anonymous said...

That was a sweet post :) Btw... i love squirrels :)) my fav animal... they are chooo chweet... no wonder...they indulge in such a sweet act :)

Bela said...

Humans R independent...but they R slaves of time and money, tecnology!..everything is a rush..I just read an article how technology helps thesse days in building, maintaining a relationship...SMS/cell phones..
human being need to slow down and need to learn to be independent in real sense..
-simplysweet from ibibo

Irene said...

Humans, at least in my city, are getting there...

chhavi said...

it was a really sweet post as usual.... and i completly agree with ur opinion that we as human might be independent but r definately not free... i think probably becoz we love to pretend , and live a life of double standards .... its strange but we r considered to be the almighty's biggest creation... still we need to learn from little squirrels.. how to live and enjoy small moments of our lives... ne ways u take care and keep blogging

J.KANNAN said...

An enjoyable reading indeed

Had You spend little more time sitting on the bench of Sardarbagh, you, probably could have observed "squeaky" turning into "squeezy"( view in lighter vein pl).

See, unlike animals, human beings are blessed and fortunate enogh to have six senses. The first five are:-
Sense of Seeing,Feeling,Smelling,Hearing, and Tasting and the sixth one is sense of discrimination and this can be discussed in very greater details. The sixth one needs greater attention and concentration to develop, but it is embeded in ebvery one that's why we just can't act like what squirrals did in garden or public place. This sense of discrmination prevents one from behaving like animals.
As a matter of fact in privacy and within the four walls human beings will behave like squirrels, that's but natural and nature.

Squirrel in fact is a divine animal according to epics as the three stripes on its body have been created by Lord Rama.

JK

SAWALGURU said...

GOOD POST..BUT WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY WHERE WE CAN'T DO THIS OPENLY,,,,BUT GO TO AMERICA ,,U WILL BE FREE TO DO ANYTHING IN OPEN...lol