Creative Writing

It’s all about the morning #WriteOvertheWeekend

What is it about the morning that makes it so special?

A time of day when all is still. A quiet peace that envelops the city. A calm before the storm.

I wake up to the screeching of the kite outside my window, the chirping of birds on trees below and the squawking of parrots that fly past my balcony.

Isn’t that a lovely way to welcome the world , sipping a cup of tea , dunking some buttered toast in it and watching the occasional car whiz past? Occasionally, I see an ancient school bus go rumbling up the hill?

A solitary bread and andawallah zooms past on his cycle, deftly avoiding the newspaper boys and milkmen making late deliveries.

Downstairs in my compound car cleaners wash the dust off fancy cars and make small talk with the watchmen who were up all night .

The early morning crispness with slow sun rising, parts the darkness like the curtains in my room.

Soon the street will be dotted with early morning walkers, overfed pampered dogs and fitness buffs in shorts . As daylight breaks, they will be joined by groups of children waiting for the bus.

In the meanwhile I savour the silence of the Universe . That special time when I reach within myself to find a calm to help me steer the noisy tumultuous day that stretches ahead.

Today I sit in silence catching up with reading blogs . The bell peels in the convent across the road and a I hear the drip and drizzle of the kitchen tap while someone makes a cup of tea.

And then my household will awaken, slowly to the morning’s tasks. With blankets thrown and pillows plumped they will wipe the sleep from their eyes while beds are made. Then finally, everyone will be wide awake and seize yet another day.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. what I really enjoy about morning on weekends is the silence and serenity of wilderness. I usually try and hike in the hills and forests around the city. It is priceless.

  2. I have never been quite a morning person. But I’ve stayed up the whole night till wee hours of the morning to enjoy the silence and serenity of the surrounding. You have literally painted a beautiful picture of the morning life through such vivid description.

  3. You summed up the tranquility of the morning and that of your mind so well Sunita that it percolated to me, the reader through every word written!
    So as rightly mentioned, mornings are meant to be the calm before the storm ahead!

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