It’s raining like mad in Kerala. So mad that it almost makes you feel that a boat would have been more efficient under such circumstances rather than having a car or a bike.
I was on my way to my ancestral house listening to my favorite songs and feeling happy go lucky. That feeling came to an abrupt halt when I started to hear something that wasn’t exactly coming from my MP3 player. Something of such a high frequency that I could hear it even when I had those tracks with high pulsating beats going on. Apparently, my loudspeaker of a mom was getting hyper over the flooded (and blocked) roads.
Mom : Horrible! How will we ever reach home ? Do you think we should head back?
Dad : *Silence*
Mom : Such a terrible weather. And look at this (pointing to the streets). If I knew the roads were going to be blocked, I wouldn’t have insisted on going.
Dad : *Silence*
Mom : Now we have to take another way. Are you sure we won’t get lost ?
Dad : *Yawns*
Mom : Oh! Maybe we should ask that man over there (pointing to a man who seemed a lil drunk). My god… why is he walking like that ?
Dad : *Silence*
Mom goes on and on and dad continues to act as if she doesn’t exist at all. It’s almost like the man has mastered the art of completely tuning off whenever mom gets hyper or angry. So much better than retaliating, trust me!
The usual 45 minute drive turned out to be 2 hours long. We reached home and mom heaved a sigh of relief. And… so did dad.
My best cousin was there (minus her husband, who had to depart to Chennai for work). Now, Pri without her hubby dearest is a lot more fun. Except for her 1 hour long chats with her husband in between our conversations, it was pretty much like spending time with the old Pri this time around. The sad part is in this cold, rainy weather you can’t expect me to stay awake for 1 hour not doing anything. Hence I doze off whenever she goes yak yak yakking with the love of her life.
It feels great to go to a place where you don’t need T.V, Internet or any sort of materialistic or selfish pleasures to keep yourself entertained. It feels great to be at a place where my craze for listening to the same song endlessly is met with affirmation by like minded people.
It feels great that I am able to enjoy the extreme simple pleasures that life has to offer... and somehow knowing that it will always remain this way.
At the moment, I just feel extremely blessed (I always do after those short trips to my ancestral house).
It’s a sin to be so happy. Come to think of it.... I don’t have anything much happening at the moment to make me feel so alive. But I still am!
Makes me wonder if I’m actually achieving Nirvana like how someone had predicted.
Signing off with few lines from Baloo's song that's been on my mind the whole day -
Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn't be fonder of my big home
The bees are buzzin' in the tree
To make some honey just for me
Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
That's why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life
And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin' about it
I'll tell you something true
The bare necessities of life will come to you !
P.S : Wasn't keeping well. I have read all of your posts (including a special story by Pulkit dedicated to me where Dhanya happens to be the heroine and Shiva happens to be the hero. Where's my real life Shiva btw? :P ). But I couldn't comment much coz of my cranked up state. Will be back to irritate you people soon. =)