Sons & Lovers
I wonder why D.H.Lawrence’s novel “Sons & Lovers” was considered highly subversive? Was it because sex was taboo in the times it was written? Or rather, was it because discussing sex so openly was? Well, whatever the reason, I still remember the ‘cheap’ thrill we got reading that book, hiding it beneath the desk and glancing at it furtively between boring parts of class. I must confess though, I remember nothing of the book save the title.
Suns & Lovers
In fact, it has been indelibly imprinted in my brain, and I always associate it with young lovers hiding behind an umbrella on the wide stretch of Mumbai’s scenic boulevard – Marine Drive.
Yes, strange as it may sound, though PDA or public display of affection is frowned upon, Mumbai’s people in love remain undaunted.
While I’m glad that people aren’t openly displaying their affection as though their lives depended on it, I feel sorry for the young kids who have no option but to sit on Marine Drive in the hot sun. Even under the blazing sun, they don’t mind toasting their butts on the concrete, canoodling behind an open umbrella.
[Tweet “Isn’t it ironical that love has to be hidden behind umbrellas while defecation, urination or ablution in full view and in broad daylight is perfectly acceptable ?”]
I’m participating in Blogarhythm’s 2nd edition of #Bar-A-Thon and responding to Day 6’s prompt Suns & Lovers