Sunday, August 19, 2007

Home(town) ‘sweet’ Home(town)

After a very long time, it was decided by my own self, why not do it! No big thing but just to sit and go digital - all family photo prints with some, perhaps, as old as six decades. Indeed, it happened. I brought those from tirunelveli to chennai when I went there during June.

On the process, when I was looking at those, almost a complete flashback of my life, is what I experienced, nevertheless will sound absolutely strange to everyone else.

From the photo with an year old girl baby, my mother, to the engineering student with his classmates, my father. With them are my brother, grandparents, and many-a-relatives in different ages, different costumes and with even more differents, all from sepia to grayscale to RGB.

The ‘chunnambu kaarai suvar’ in our sweet home, The mustang and the sony televisions, the murphy radio, Our thottam with few trees and where we had done our all ‘SPVG club activities’ from play rehearsals to sports meet (Sankaralingam – an ex-neighbour, Ponniah – a cousin, Vennimalai - myself, Ganapathy – brother), Our (myself and annan) recordings in national panasonic with all stainless steel vessels as instruments, My scheduled 19.30 visit for a continuous three years to ‘thiruppani vinayakar koil’, The patients to my homoeopathy doctor thatha, Annual Kandhaari amman koil kodai, Annual Aanitherottam, Our neighbors from maharasi achi to chemba. Markazhi month early morning ‘kalar kolams’ , The sweet pongal karumbu, The sweet halwa, The sweet tamiravaruni water and CitySchool, St. Johns, MDT, SAC & Kautilya …and a lot more.

The list goes on and of course the nostalgia can never be fit even in N blogspaces if you give.

It was in the year 2000 during which I had to move off from my town nellai / tirunelveli all just because I had grown up and had finished my post graduation by then, in turn, the all transparent myself yelled in me about what next.

Yes, moved to the capital city of tamil nadu and my fortune helped me in getting a place to stay with some good hearts, later who were ‘knighted’ CASTLEGUYS. Its half-life time period as per IPC,- seven years, things have changed in me. Now, the hair in my head is countable. The way I look at myself and people around me is much more in detail than what and how I was in all my teen and early twenties.

All these very massively summarized, are just another set of examples for the fact that it is nothing but the time, which is giving, teaching and preceding us always. More than that, beyond the time, is the ultimate power, labeled ‘God’ for the believers.


Sundar said...

it was nice to read those memories, eventhough i had not involved this kind of activities, it remembered my school days,...nice to see anyway...also upload those digital photos in a secured site and let me know so that I can see...

Siva's said...

Nice thoughts venni!

JohnNRI said...

Kannu munnadi kondu vanthu niruthitteenga namma oora. You have a knack for writing Venni.

Vennimalai N said...