a mind & its windy affair!

‘Mind’ – this word grabbed my attention when I wanted to write about winds – I wasn’t looking for it… but noticed it everywhere and heard it in conversations – contexts different, intents different – but the word remained!

When I was a child I used to think mind was in heart(the innocent idiocies of childhood)! That was well before my exposure to hypocrisies and vanities of life. Learnt later heart has nothing to do with mind! Good for me… ….my heart! …. still wonder why people often villainize their heart and take it to gallows for mind’s caprices!!

Curiosity, the still surviving innocence within made me google ‘mind’.

1. the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought”
2. a person’s intellect.
1. be distressed, annoyed, or worried by.
2. regard as important; feel concern about.

Researches and journals had pages many on mind’s workings and google listed them in screens many! …….but..location of mind?…. still remained a mystery! …..!!….. Mind is not confined to brain nor to consciousness! ….. Well …. it becomes difficult to comprehend – once you step on realms other than real, conscious and concrete! May be its better to leave it all to mind  …….to know more…to explore! 

Now that leaves me to continue with what I wanted to share here – wind!

Wind has been constantly hollering, howling and ‘hae’ing around window frames and A/C interstices for the last few days and its amplifying rumble has been increasingly intriguing and distracting. 

Desert winds are charmers and they can be heedlessly noisy when they want to – may be because they don’t have trees to converse and share! When they get intermittently gutsy they keep howling through window slits and gaps nonchalantly demanding entry.

These winds can raise columns of dust off the arid land creating dust ghosts of sizes many and forms varied – a bizarre performance that may last a few seconds to minutes.

They are unlike dust storms or sandstorms that last for minutes longer blinding the entire space with smokes of dust or sand.

On a windy day, from my window I can see the elemental dance of dry grass and diffident sway of dry land bushes in tune with wind’s blowing beats. As I wonder how those tiny feathery birdies manage to anchor their tender bodies against gushing winds, a sparrow flutters its wings and regains balance in a jiffy most softly. So does the bee-eater!

In India, have soaked pleasurably in the pleasing cool breeze that caressed and cuddled coastal parts of northern Chennai, post lunch, all through the year – more in summer. Have happily inhaled calm and cool air of Kochi streets post sunset. Wind in Oman is warmer both day and night between May-October and this makes it less friendly… but plainly its hard to find more friendlier weather in the Persian Gulf!

at sea
receding waters hurriedly sewed

scaly fringes on shore’s hems  –
water’s autograph endorsing its windy affair!


patterns diverse on drifting sands
never satisfied with design last sketched
wind’s desert whims are they!


hide and seek on mountain ranges  
the haphazard game that winds played 
carving sculptures of sizes several
stories intrinsic in volumes myriad!


Winds can be calm, breezy, noisy, stormy, ravenous and so are our minds! It is by happenstance that ‘mind’ caught my attention when I all wanted to write was wind – Wind and Mind – the invisible unbounded wanderers of spaces hither definitely possessing raging skills to create wonders and havoc! 


The above images and video were clicked and recorded in the Sultanate of Oman

23 thoughts on “a mind & its windy affair!

  1. One beautiful piece of wind like permeable musings. The most captivating and iconic stuff is you capture not only the photo but the soul and the captions and verses on captured capturing are not just plain, not just digital words encrypted by our eyes but stream of beautifully sculptured ideas framed as a packet and stored in permanent memory of brain. Exquisite blog. I try remembering to say this every time I see your post. Perhaps, today is the day destined by time to say this I think☺😀.

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    1. Awww….. that was so very kind of you to say these words! I am really glad you like the blog … and totally happy to meet someone who enjoys prose, verse and photos equally…and to to forget.. the captions too! Thanks a real lot SKT! 🙂

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  2. Amazing pictures Mridhu. It so happens that I was thinking along the same lines about Mind and the Sea yesterday. And so when I found this post, I was wonderstruck! Mind has always intrigued me for the things it could do and scared me for the power it has always held. 🙂

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    1. That’s interesting Ranjini……its so true about sea too – there is an undercurrent always – just as our mind that may appear calm but the hullabaloo inside …….it feels good to know someone who seem to think alike 🙂 🙂

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  3. Enjoyed your tenderly beautiful strokes on mind and wind, perfectly in tune with the tenderness your name, mridhu, connotes. The pics are breathtaking in their visual splendour, depicting the subtler aspects of matter and energy, as mind and wind are, as facilitators of creativity, one constituting the core of a human being and the other a vibrant aspect of Nature.

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  4. Beautiful piece as always Mridu! Your writing is something I look forward too every week!
    You’ve captured all the faces of the wind:) and yes after reading this, I wonder too how the little birds stay still tolerating strong winds…

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    1. Thanks a real lot Divya…that’s so sweet and kind of you…(‘m writing this with the broadest smile)…birds are wonders…so are the plants…and so are we, humans! ….love and hugs to you Divya 🙂

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