Tuesday, July 30, 2013

365 days in the United States of America.

Today we complete a year in this country.
Words. Many.
Four Seasons in that order: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
Maple, Oak, Crabapple, Black Ash, Acorns, Birch.
Bunnies, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Deer.
Leaves. Leaves, Leaves.
Cartons, 40' Container, Furniture, House, Home.
Apple Cider, Pumpkins, Candy Corns, Costumes, Squash, Turkey.
Halloween, Thanksgiving.
State Fairs, Garage Sales, Thrift Stores, Antiques.
Cheese Curds, Choco Chip Cookies, Hot dogs, Food on a stick.
Stop, Right of way, Merge, Freeway, Left hand Drive.
Gallons, Pounds, Ounces.
Coupons, Coupons. Coupons.
Kale, Chard, Collards, Cilantro.
Duvet, Sham, Comforter, Twin, King, Queen.
Blue Jay, Chickadee, Robins, Ravens, Cardinals.
Snow, Sleet, Wintery Mix, Frost.
Skid, Slip, Glide, Slide, Hydroplaning.
Snowmen, Sledging, Snow-pants, Mittens, Fleece, Down, Boots.
Pine, Spruce, Cedar.
Christmas: Fairy lights, Wreath, Reindeers, Carols, Egg Nog.
Snow, Snow, Snow.
Home Depot, DIY.
Road trips, Day trips.
Sonic, Subway, Wendy's, DQ, McDonalds.
Lunds & Byerly's, Cub, Walgreens, CVS.
Frozen Rotis, Samosa, Tikkis, Naans.
Golden Temple Atta, Swad, Nirav, Deep.
Blossoms: Cherry, Apple, Apricot.
Pink, White, Cream, Yellow, Green.
Summer Camps, Sleep overs, Playdates.
Farmer's Markets, Barbecues, Block Parties, Neighbourhood Parties, Picnics.
Pottery: Clay, Wheel, Glaze, Firing, Kiln.
Super Bowl, Base ball, Soccer.
Series, Seasons, Episodes.
Lakes, Lakes, Lakes.
Biking, Walking, Running.
Ikea, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Amazon.
Lilacs, Hydrangea, Peonies, Begonias, Lilies.
Georgia, Florida, California.
Stillwater, North Shores, Duluth.
Lake Superior, Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun.
World, US, India.
Caucasians, Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, Indians.
Obama, DOMA, Nirbhaya, Boston Marathon, Zimmerman, Prince George, Telangana.
Saavn, NPR, KS95.
Skype, Facebook.
BLR-MSP.
31July, 2012-31July, 2013.
A Lifetime.
365 Days. Words. Many...

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15 comments:

Priyanka S said...


What a lovely idea for a post...and a lovely post in itself. The words beautifully encapsulate your 365 days in America:)

neems photography said...

Awesome, what a description could not have summarized the feel of being in this amazing country any better than you have. Hoping to meet you in person some day very soon - love Nima

arundati said...

lovely post....its a year already? whew, time flies

Amtrips said...

Just amazed with this one..1 truly you decode the colours of life in simple words..! keeping sharing your journey like this with all of us..!

Love and Best Wishes
Amrita

Sangita Pillai said...

Wonderful, Archana. You have a way with words. And yes, time sure flies.

All the best.

TheKeyBunch said...

Lovely post, Archana. Your words are simple, and strung together in such a lovely way!

Here's to your next and many more happy years, in the US or elsewhere!

sharon

Anu Varma said...

very well put :)Congrats on your first year :)

Shweta Sharma said...

Nice post Archana. I can relate to so many things you have mentioned. Life is so unpredictable but we have the choice to enjoy it our way.

You were inspiring us from India and now in USA.

Shruti said...

Love for life. Beauty in all. Eyes beholden. Wonderment. Enthralling. Archana.

loved your post. Congratulations on the 1 year anniversary!

Priya Malhan Sachdeva said...

Dear Archana - lovely post and so so well written. Wishing you the best

-Priya

Arch at Rang said...

Thank you Ladies!

Anonymous said...

Hope you have fun filled and exciting experiences in the next 365 too. Pacchai

Veda said...

Nice way of putting 1 year in words. Enjoyed this post.

Rasa Lila India said...

Makes me Nostalgic:),,,,,,,, thank you!

nida khan said...

Enjoyed every bit of your article. Awesome.

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