Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Dance of Vasundhara

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015,  at a moment before 8 p.m. US Eastern time, the entire planet will get a bonus second. Because the earth's rotation is slowing down, and we need to make up for it.

Tonight, the clocks will go 23:59:59 to 23:59:60.  Before striking midnight.  Cinderella will get one more second.

While we in India, with our flexible IST behaviour probably think it's much ado about nothing, it is clearly time, time to appreciate Ma Earth.

resplendent in the
flowing blues,
dotted greens,
and undulating brown golds,
the chakkarwala tukda
in a Universal Kathak,
praising the Sun,
his warmth, his light
and his interaction
with other Kathak dancers,
since the beginning of time.

 Loaded with
a warlike
destructive population,
dotted with the trash
of minds and bodies,
she slows down a bit,
so tired,
no one paying attention
to her
El Nino Abhinaya
and Earth Shaking Tatkaar.

A short pause of a second
Tonight, June 30, 2015,
the clocks will go
23:59:59 to 23:59:60,
and make it up to her.

A leap second.

She will take another
leap of faith,
people she calls her own,
and continue.

The Dance of Vasundhara.

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