Monday, June 12, 2006

Green Reflections



Charming. I can't come to a conclusion which one was more - the ancient temples flickering with earthen lamps and mellowed sculptures, or the coconut tree kissed backwaters chartered by ancient houseboats.

But that is definitely a word that describes Kerala.

Guruvayur. The Temple.The fragrance of incense sticks, sandal paste on my forehead, jasmines in my hair, and burning camphor swirling the air. The sound of drums beating, elephants trumpeting, and ancient prayers reverbrating the ear. I can close my eyes even now, inhale and relive it...

Kumarakkom. Went boating amidst the Vembanad lake and realised that there is no greater way to begin the day than to look at a flock of pink herons conquering the virgin sky...

Kottayam. I need to thank Arundhati Roy for making me enjoy this place better. A little town warped in the time of day...

Varkkala. Where the roaring, angry ocean meets the quiet, silent and mammoth rocks. I chanced upon the meeting and the ocean, quite literally swept me off by my feet...

Trivandrum. The city where its mind lies in the fuming traffic, bustling streets and crowded parks. However, its heart seemed to be in search of something. Can I call it ambition?...

On a different note, wierd observations about the place come to my mind. For instance, there were more coconuts than living beings on a road. And also, a Mallu man without a moustache was as often as you can find fishes with walking sticks.

However, God's own country lives up to its name... in big and small things...

3 comments:

Jay said...

ambition - trivandrum could certinly do with some - and by the way, so could goa here...

Neelam Prabhu Gaonker said...

aha....i can sense a arundhati roy in the making :)
wanna seriously go to kerala someday...

Hemamalini said...

@jay..already bored with goa? thats an affliction you have there:D

@neelam..:)i wanna seriously come to goa some day!..and mail in abt ur new life;)