July 17, 2006

Sweet Old Days...

Last month , when my mom and dad were going back to Madurai from Canada, my mom went clicking photographs in Singapore and in the Flight with her new digital camera, Later we realized that accidentally she clicked some pictures over the “Yanai Malai” (Elephant Hills) from the Flight, the hills which is in the shape of an elephant, very close to Madurai. We lived at the foot of this hill almost 27 – 29 years back and I learned to walk at the foot of these hills. There were few canals and ponds and very beautiful paddy fields close to this hill, next to my home, I was sent to school at an very early age, since I was too naughty at home, every one in that village and my school knew me as a very talkative girl and as a daughter of the engineer, who is responsible for the river maintenance and hence the irrigation of their farm, I very vaguely remember those days, going around the villages at the foot of this hill and being pampered by the whole village. Sweet old days!

7 comments:

Billy Guilfoyle said...

Hello Uma,

It was a great pleasure to read your extraordinarily kind words on my lifestory blog. I've enjoyed reading your blog as well and I'm pleased to know that you exist. It is a great priviledge to have heard the myth you spoke of about one who has many difficulties and challenges in his/her first half of life will be blessed with a very fine 2nd half of life. It feels so. Thanks so much and enjoy the light.
Namaste,

Billy Guilfoyle

Billy Guilfoyle said...

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The light sees the light,

B

Sid said...

Hi Uma, Beautiful description of your sweet old days, I really enjoyed it. Madurai would have been a pristine place to live, it still is. BTW, I think the moutain in the pic is Nagamalai (Serpent mountain) which is the backdrop of MKU.

Uma said...

Hi Sid,

Thank you! I had a similar doubt, I lived in MKU campus for two years, infact room was just facing the nagamalai.

but my mom convinced me that its yanai malai, near Melur (Where we lived when I was child), I guess the only difference is the end of the hill, which is narrow for Yanai malai (which resemble the tusk of elephant)

Sid said...

Probably Yanai malai... Great pic.. reminds of Google earth. Madurai in not updated in google earth. Madras is good now. I was able to see my home yesterday :)

Anonymous said...

I am missing home.....
-U

Uma said...

Me too Ullu!