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Warm Days, Then And Now

April 11, 2006

It is a warm and sultry day. You know. One of those days, on which you just want to curl up with a book and some cold juice. Or maybe invite some friends over and watch a movie. Today, it was déjà vu.

She remembered the warm days then. Days when paati* used to have big bottles of rasna in the fridge. When papa soaked her with cold water from the garden hosepipe. When her mom made her drink elaneer** everyday!

She remembered the hot, dusty terrace where paati and she would put out the vadam*** to dry. And mangoes! There would mangoes or mango milk shake for desert everyday at lunch. She remembered thinking that her mom made “the bestest mango shake in the universe”!!

And today was just like so many of those days in the past. There was rasna and mangoes in the fridge, vadam on the terrace and elaneer in the kitchen. She’s smiling to herself now, realizing how much these small things mean to her. 🙂

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*paati – granmom!! 🙂
**elaneer – coconut water
***vadam – home-made crispies that you fry and eat

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Ajit permalink
    April 11, 2006 1:19 PM

    Hmmm… Freakspace or Sentispace??..lol.. Nice post..[:)]

  2. April 11, 2006 1:20 PM

    @ajit:
    freak only…was looking outta the window this morning…and this post happened!! 😛

  3. sagarohttp://gapp.wordpress.com permalink
    April 11, 2006 7:13 PM

    “Its a warm and sultry day!”

    Hmm… Its never warm, its hot, hotter and hottest…

  4. April 11, 2006 10:46 PM

    @sagaro:
    thot someone would say tat!! but was warm this morning…trust me!! 🙂

  5. aninonymous permalink
    April 12, 2006 11:51 AM

    feel panadhe!!!:)

  6. April 12, 2006 12:04 PM

    @anin:
    freeya vidu!! :)) 😛

  7. efreak permalink
    April 12, 2006 7:58 PM

    u got mangoes so soon? cool! last year was the best mango season i can remember! every mango was dripping with juice! yummm. Hope this year is good too..

    and u mentioned elaneer and vadam.. what abt paati? Anyone who knows what paati means will know what the other 2 mean surely..

  8. April 12, 2006 8:20 PM

    @efreak:
    good point – will edit it!! 🙂

    this season mangoes are good already and i’m sure they’ll be getting better!! 🙂

  9. End of Darkness permalink
    April 13, 2006 12:33 PM

    ahh great! i still have one and a half months to go… i hope they last!

  10. Shashi Rajasekaran permalink
    April 15, 2006 5:59 AM

    hey loved it.. walked by ur blog after long and its been a refreshing read..

  11. April 15, 2006 2:16 PM

    @shashi:
    thanks!!! do drop by often!! 🙂

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