I never knew how much I still missed the place until I landed there a week before on 30th July' 07 after a gap of almost 10 yrs, n suddenly I felt like, gosh, where was I all this while.......with marriage, n job & home responsiblities I never got to think about the beauty & my love for this town of Kochi, n the whole State of Kerala so much.
Even this trip was sort of a whiff of generosity from my dear husband, who was filled with pity for me, when he saw me crying one day after speaking to my Grandma, who is old n frail. He really felt that he has been selfish & it was not fair on me to be held back to visit this place. He quickly made arrangements & left me at the airport on 29th morning......when the plane was about to land Nedumbasheri Airport it struck me how beautiful the place still was n how much I have missed it. We used to be regular summer vacation goers to Kerala all throughout my shcool life - 2 full months in Kerala, spent at Granny's place, with neighbors & relatives showering attention to the "Delhi-innu-vanna-piller"!!!
With job & marriage to a Punju guy, never did imagine I would ever be able to visit this place once again.......but it did happen, n I got to spend a luxurious (7) days in Ernakulam.
Since the time I have been back, I havent been able to stop thinking about the simple life there, the beautiful picture perfect sceneries, the tatt-kadas, the sumptous mouth watering yummy food, the bakeries, the roads lined with coconut trees, the lagoons, the lakes, the ocean, .........n I wonder if I would ever be able to make that place my own ????
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