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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

memoirs from a distant land-the finale

well,here i am,writing the final part of my Kerala series,as i will be leaving this lush land of memories pretty soon.
since this is as random as all my posts..i will just mention the things and feelings i associate with my native land.

1. apart from nostalgia and memories,there are some things that will never change here.that is the variety of "prasadam"(offering to deities) that is always present at home,
payasam,panchamrutum,appam,yum yum....
if the offerings by family isn't enough friends and family always drop in with more.

and the best part is just coming guys.....the amount of mangoes and jackfruit that we eat plus all forms and relatives of these fruits ranging from..mango in sugar syrup,salt mangoes,jams,jellies,pickles,sun dried and rain picked.....
walk any lane in my native town,you will invariably be walking under the canopy of mangoes and jackfruits...........

2.my dad's native land is one of the small islands dotting the coastline of Kerala.
when i was a kid,we used to go there by sea,its an awesome sight,the coastline of Kerala during the monsoons,any mallu worth his salt will tell you that.
the smells and sight that i associate with them....are so unique....a blend of times gone by......and the present times.....

nowadays,there are bridges connecting these islands...a drive through them is like flying over the backwaters for which this land is famous for........nature and technology go hand in hand here...as coconut trees are interspersed by cargo ships and Chinese fishing nets.......


3.there are certain temples i always visit here every time i come here....
one of them is a temple dedicated to the Serpent deities.
nestled in between backwaters,this mysterious temple,takes me to another time altogether.
this time it was drizzling as i reached there.....the gentle lapping of the waves against the shore.....the rustling of the coconut trees,the rise and fall of cicadas chirping,the fertile smell of land meeting water,the foggy horizon over sea....and the lush foliage surrounding the temple......the serpent idols and the wind whispering about ancient harmonies existing long eons even before the origin of mankind.......raised goosebumps on my skin.....
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4.the last one is the wedding in my family.......leaving me with a feeling of so much security and well being of being a part of a legacy which existed before me and will exist long after me.......


i conclude this series by repeating that whatever said and done..this land has ties to my soul.......and will always.......

signing off,
iceprincess.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

awsome description daa....gr88

Anu Nair said...

cool.. good one :)

The Blue Periwinkle said...

Lovely post!