A Journey of memorable smiles
April 11, 2016
Sorry folks, but this is not a high quality shot, but the memories around it are truly treasured and precious. It was taken on an iPhone, like most of my pictures are. I was using an older version of iPhone, with a not very high-grade camera.
My older daughter captured this moment from our surreal boat ride, on the majestic Vembanad lake, Komarakom, Kerela. The Vembanad lake looks more like a gargantuan river. The house boat was a plush one with a running kitchen and two bedrooms. (I wish we had stayed the night). We spent an entire day; day-dreaming, as we cruised along the back waters, savouring some lip-smackingly delicious, local cuisine that the chef kept whipping up for us. What you see here is our evening snack of freshly fried, masala, jumbo prawns; which also happened to be the fresh catch from the day. We bought the prawns from a boat selling multiple variety of fish along with a bottle of freshly harvested toddy.
This was a day of sheer bliss and joy. My then eight-year-old girl, also cruised the boat. That’s another shot for yonder. We experienced some of the most fascinating, blissful moments of our life as a family, during this boat cruise. And to add-on to the story, I was experiencing a bout of depression at that point of time, but this serene journey gave wind to my sails and was a real pick me up.
This post is also a humble tribute to God’s Own Country, Kerela that was ravaged by the floods recently, bringing about mass destruction. This post is a little gesture of my love for this beautiful land and its gentle people. Praying for normalcy to return to this lovely land at the earliest, and for Kerela to breathe all over again, in its lush beauty.
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