Sunday, August 12, 2007

Nostalgia

You walk along. Melange of desert and lake....Your feet sink into the earth, yet come out clean....But thats the dry section....When you move further from desert and closer to lake, the earth begins to caress your feet. The damp lifts from earth to body and you can feel no more connected to your soul than then. Through the wind whistling by, you share your secrets with God, and smile as He laughs with you....You find yourself among the pebbles and the sea shells; each one different, unique, beautiful....

Somehow I find myself getting philosophical....It is me, or rather one of those parts of me - the one that shows itself only when I'm alone, at home. Its the part of me that only I can accept because it'll seem so stupid to everyone else....and I feel it here, the place I invite you to.

Among the trees, I see the unity of my people, the harmony thats gotten us through the years of colonization (of both Portuguese and politicians). They stand tall, together, in a haphazard orderliness....Everything on the beach exudes the word that describes a Goan: 'sussegado'. It means laid-back, relaxed....This word has unfortunately been corrupted to mean negative things like lazy and unconcerned, but it is not so....It means taking your afternoon siesta, after your family lunch of fresh fish,curry and rice; it means chatting with the neighbours and knowing them like your family; it means being in your shorts and tee all day long; it means, quite simply, being Goan....

2 comments:

Eeek said...

i love this! its so perfect! ahhh i didnt know it was you! i really liked it. and don't worry about your friends. Blogging is so hyped dielle. its nice that a medium like this is working so well for people but don't think that just because they can put subject very object together that they're einstein. Its supposed to be from the heart and about who you really are. and you do that. Make it your own. don't compare. contrast. :) bye

Dielle said...

thanks....But you just happen to be one of the best writers I know simply because I get everything you're trying to say, and still dont get it. It always blows me away - those little articles you used to write at the back of your books...start a blog!