Skip to main content

Day 260: Memories

Image Courtesy: Google Images
Like the silver stream that runs down the mountains,
A string of thoughts meander through my wrinkled grey.
These very rivulets drifting through the ridges,
shape new cities and form new districts.
Same goes for my thoughts as they paint new memories. 
If I pause and follow the path, 
I can see some flashes of moments from days called the past. 
Are they really past? I wonder, 
To me they are memories,  
without any beginning nor an end. 
They say memories are to be cherished
and can never be undone, 
yet, I wonder if they remember that, 
these run and paint my wrinkled grey
and I can just let them flow a different way 
all at my instant will. 
As I close my eyes and rewind to that old thought, 
I remember a few obscure moments in parts. 
A memory of a guy in a blue shirt, but his face is all blurred. 
I do not recollect his name nor his reason to be in my frame. 
I remember a few soft dolls with a little girl holding on to it, 
I can see a sweet hug and many sharp taunts. 
Are these people with life or mannequins, for they all look alike. 
A shiver and I remember the tug of war within myself, 
for these memories at times do not make any sense.
I see me there, yet I am far, 
it is like as though I am watching a different person through a lens. 
I try to erase a few bad ones as they
tantalize the jillion happy moments. 
I hope to save most other ones, but
they seem to fade and say goodbye at once. 
Just like the sublime nature's hand, 
the memories in me are sometimes lost in clock. 

© Meena Arvind 


Popular posts from this blog

Day 207: Malayalam Movie Dialogues: Nadodikkattu "Ethra manoharamaya"

Dasan and Vijayan team is one of the most popular character pair in Malayalam movie fraternity. Every Malayalee will remember the dialogues from these movies. The pair of Lal-Sreenivasan as Dasan - Vijayan just brought (and still bring) smiles and simple joy among movie goers. Between Sathyan Anthikkad and Priyadarshan, there were three movies directed using the same team for the lead pair. With the script written by Sreenivasan himself, these movies have become immortal in the history of Malayalam cinema.
Among the set of 3 movies done using the combination, the first one was 'Nadodikkattu'. The picture that depicts the dialogue is from that movie. The second and third were 'Pattanapravesham' and 'Akkare Akkare Akkare'. Even though each movie was good this one is something very special. The dialogues are so popular that I don't think any of us would 'not' use them in everyday life. 
This one given below is by Vijayan (played by Sreenivasan) that s…

Day 57: Manjadikuru (The Little Red Seeds)

Do you guys know about Manjadikuru ? They are the little red seeds. For anyone who is from God's own country or is familiar with Kerala wouldn't have missed this. There is something special about holding them, playing with these seeds. Usually, most homes will have a small 'uruli' or a bowl filled with these beautiful and shiny red seeds. In most Krishna temples in Kerala, you will come across a small 'uruli' with Manjadikuru. People believe that it is lucky to take these seeds with both hands and just play with them when you visit a temple. Some even leave a couple of coins as they do this.  In Guruvayoor (my favorite place), you can see a big 'uruli' with manjadi. 

So, why and how did this become prevalent ? It goes back to a story from the past. Many years ago, there lived a poor lady in northern Kerala. She was an ardent devotee of Lord Guruvayoorappan (Krishna) and always wanted to visit Guruvayoor.  She could not afford to buy any offering (nived…

Day 210: Malayalam Movie Dialogues: Diamond Necklace "Arunetta"

Time for a recent movie context. This is one of my new favorite actor- Anushree. This scene is from a movie called Diamond Necklace. It is not a comedy movie but this specific actor's character does bring in innocence and sweetness that will make you smile. Why do I like her? Well, she has a beautiful knack to enact serious, comedy, strong roles with ease. She came into movies through a reality show and trust me she is a real find. This is her first one and she plays a small role as the protagonist's innocent wife. The innocence of 'Rajashree' just won so many hearts. 
The dialogue reads "Ende Arunettane manasilkkan ini vere aara ullathu" means "Now, who else is there to understand my Arun":) For those who understand the context you can smile, the rest, please go and watch this one :)