Char Chinar - colour of Harud
I asked her " teach me to say Autumn in Kashmiri language". She said " Harud ". We sat down beneath a Chinar tree inside Hajratbal , she took out a Green color plastic lunch box. I took a Cooky from her extended hand , she said "from Ismail Bakery - Dal gate". She said she feels afraid when the leaves turn red ; she is afraid of color Red. I said "Ow , that is the famous Char Chinar island over Dal where 4 Chinar trees stand tall". "You know I was married once", she was looking down ,nibbling a Cooky meaninglessly . "That night they came and told my Mom -Your daughter is going to get married tonight , you should be proud of your Damad as they are all servants of Allah ( Peace be upon him). Guns entered me one after another. Next morning they came in an olive truck ; asked my Abba to prove his patriotism at the nearest garrison. It was Autumn ; Dal was red, water was red, leaf was red, Abbu's shirt was red but Abbu ? Where is Abbu ? I fear red . "
Go, appreciate the beauty of nature in Srinagar ! Autumn in Srinagr !
# Photo taken on 15th Nov 2012
*** am overwhelmed by your response to this photograph and my experiment with Micro Story. Will visit you soon ! Hugs !