Friday, November 26, 2010

Trivandrum City

The place where I am staying now is not my city- Trivandrum. I came here not with many dreams. But this city taught me how to dream; how to aspire for it; how to take new challenges in life. It made me dream about the nook and cranny of the world. Sometimes, I do take a long walk along the streets. But in the daytime, it is not as charming, but the night offers a delight that makes me wanting to go again and again. I knew my native place  (Thrissur) is more beautiful than this city and I really do not understand why I am not too keen on my city. 

I once asked one of my friend about this and he said " We got something on August 15th, 1947, that's why you are y feeling so." Yes, he is absolutely right. Independence-I cherish it the most. I am not a hard core adventurous person and I am comfortable in the city only till nine o' clock. Here we do not have a busy night life. You cannot see any woman loitering in the city after nine o' clock. It would be of course different if I were in any other part of the world. The independence I am talking about is having my own space where I could enjoy my small pleasures.

I love to walk in the rain; wander alone in the bright lit  city ( though I have got somebody special in my life );eat from ' Pathayam' where you get only natural and organic food and also the delicious gooseberry soaked in honey; pray in the ' Perpetual Chapel' near by;  explore the nearest library; worship in the temple near by where the deity is Lord Krishna and much more.

It looks too simple, but not as simple as that coz we all are too cocooned in the hard and fast rules of a conventional and hypocritical society. Breaking those fetters is a herculean task. Let's see how far I can go to be just myself.