Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Meen pidithu meendum...
Aatril vida aasai...

I was in my 7th standard and had my first road trip ever. Bal, Dad, Mom and I drove from Chennai to Trichy in our Blue Ambassador. I still remember that I had to give exams two days after I got back and I was trying to study during the drive down there. We were doing this drive so that we could pick up my older brother from his college in Namakkal where he had successfully completed a five year stint.

We reached Trichy's BHEL Township and met with some of daddy's friends. And after a break and some rest together we drove to Namakkal and picked up Shaw and came back to Trichy. In Trichy we visited some temples like Srirangam and Samayapuram...I love those places though right now they are nothing but a fading shadow in my mind. On our way back from Samayapuram we were driving parallel to one of Cauvery's tributary for a while, and mom decided to take a break and chill in the water. It was crystal clear water. I am not lying. Brown silt at your feet and two feet of clear water flowing in full speed to reach Cauvery at Srirangam...We played in water for a very long time with small fishes nibbling at our legs...my friend and I took a handkerchief...did some fishing only to let them go back into the water...it was sooo nice.

I wish I could do go back to those days as always...but then we have to live in the present with memories from the past...such is life...

2 comments:

Venkatesh Prabhu. J said...

Hi Anu,
I came across your blog's a year ago I suppose. My cousin was in KSU. Your blog has been in my IE-favorites since then! Ur blog is like Kumudham, Anandha Vigadan or Readers Digest for me! Good posts. I will start one very soon.
Cheers..,

Anu Russell said...

hi Venkatesh

Thanks for visiting. and keep coming back...hopefully I will pick up my writing speed once again...been on a slow track for sometime.