It is a sweet romantic melody and not at all melancholic . But when I hear this song a sadness grips my heart so tight that I cannot even breath . It takes me days to come out of it . Earlier I thought it was depression . But now I think it is just a trance . A bittersweet longing for a period of time which I will never visit again unless in my dreams .
Strangely I found out I like that feeling . It gives me time to think . Makes me silent. I get to finish the pending chores . And allows people around me some peace and quiet 😉
Like most of my favourite songs I do not play it on my Player . I wait for ‘coincidence’ to bring it to me .That is why FM is my favourite . I don’t use a ipod or walkman . I like to absorb the music that fills the space around me , like I am floating on the lyrics and the tune .
The last year I was in a very restless mood . It has reflected on my blog too. A few weeks back my father gifted me his tape -recorder and cassette collection to listen to while I am in my kitchen (er…. and destroyed my plan to buy a new generation MP3 player and radio 😛 ) .
It has effortlessly connected me again to my best friend of all time , Music. And for the first time in the last few years I feel at home.
Appeal for support
More than dreaming and chanting about the beautiful days of Maveli, let’s all take a small step towards attaining it !
Onam is here at our door steps and every soul in Kerala is getting ready to welcome it in style.All around us we can see only Discount boards , Mega sales and Exchange offers which make us feel we need everything in those ads to be content while partaking our ‘Onam Sadhya’. All we can think about are the goodies that will fill our houses, the new dresses we will buy, the trips we are going to make and the parties we will attend on behalf of Onam.
But spare a moment to think of those desolate children who neither have a home or parent. No Onam – Sadhya or any happiness to look forward to. Think of the smile that will fill their faces to know someone is out there to hand them an ‘Onakkodi ‘even when fate has abandoned them.
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If goodhearted people like You can lend us a helping hand these children will not have to spend their Onam in gloominess. Each of them will have an ‘Onakkodi ‘like any other child in Kerala and they will also have a grand ‘Onam Sadhya’ .
‘Bala Karunyam’ is an humble endeavor with a vision to make it possible for the young inmates of Bala – Balika Ashrams across Kerala to celebrate Onam just like any other child in a family . Viswa Hindu Parishad- Sewa has been conducting Onam Celabrations since 2004 co-coordinating all the Bala-Balika Ashrams in Kerala.
Their motto is ” A home away from home ” . The vision is to provide destitute children belonging to under privileged section of the Society with Food, Clothing , Shelter , Education, Healthcare and Everything needed and thus give every child an opportunity to soar high into the sky .
Website : www.balasramam.org
To Donate an Onam Sadhya or an Onakkodi to a child and to spread the smile of love :
Donate ‘Onam Sadhya’ for a child – Rs 75
Donate ‘Onakkodi’ for a child – Rs 500
Contact : Sree Poornathrayeesha Balasramam ,
Balasramam Road,Near Palace High School, Kottakkakom,
Tripunithura., Kochi (Cochin), India
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