Imagine Mr. A running up the stairs, Govinda style, however, he cannot match the vital statistics of Govinda body (40-40-40) and neither the white heeled shoes. Moi running Sri Devi sensuous style (obviously not chiffon sari clad) towards him and we meet each other at the top of the stairs, chests heaving up and down before the final embrace. Although we were celebrating our child’s admission in a local school we could have easily starred in a Hindi movie at that point in time.
I then ran down the stairs to inform my other hero (my brother) of the news and that scared the living daylights out of my domestic help. The moment they saw me flying down the stairs they scurried behind doors like scared mice, obviously it was their first to see my dormant filmi side.
The emotional foolishness that followed after the school results were announced was a mixture of tears, joy, a strange relief and anticipation and a complete reiteration of the fact that sometimes we let external factors control our mind and heart too much. Faith and patience take a back seat when these forces take over. If only the heart would listen to the inner voice rather than the outer noise – life would be much simpler.
Talking of simpler things in a heart – I decided to make a simple (yet extremely oomph looking) Baked Salmon and Egg in a heart shaped ramekin for D for Dill series. Topped with the extremely fragrant chopped dill, which hugs smoked salmon delightfully, this small little delicacy is a must for protein lovers. Quick to prepare this dish takes about 20 minutes in the oven and out comes a jiggly egg baked on a bed of smoked salmon and cream with some grinds of pepper and half a pinch of salt. Accompanied by Dill cream – Dil Dabang!