day 30 – your favorite song at this time last year
I am doing this 30 day song challenge thing. It feels more right to do it backwards, even if I am not one of them rebel types (always wanted to be. though). Very uncharacteristic but this just FEELS right.
All right so my favorite song at this time last year was- let me think, this time last year was when I had just gotten back from the annual Sekars vacation to Ooty, I was rather excited because I had visited this wild life sanctuary and had just had some low level animal adventure-hanging with locals type of fun. I insert here a paragraph from an e mail I wrote to the friends about it.
We went to this wild life reserve called Masinagudi, awesome experience really. It was strangely calming, living in the middle of a forest, I had fun with deer out running my handicam speed, I even vaguely saw some animal pounce on a deer and stopped filming out of respect for the dying deer and I also saw an old decomposing deer carcass, the skeleton et al.. deer skulls are awesomely shaped, the jaws and everything.. it was amazing. I was, of course, befriended by 3 small kids, children of the man and woman who are like caretakers at that place, it’s just like a coupla rooms a bathroom and a kitchen, but of course, in the jungle you can eat anywhere, right. So these kids (Chandru Sanjay and Sandhya) and I were quite the Adventurous 4, walking around at night, and eating fruits off of trees (amla, chiku, etc) and I even ate the fruit of the common cactus plant ( unsurprisingly succulent and thorny). I also saw elephants with the longest tusks you’ve seen, like each one 3 feet long, that’s longer than half my own length, makes one wonder about life and the smallness of the self and the redundancy of such thought.Other than this I obviously hung intrepidly with monkeys and rabbits, feeding them popcorn and random shoots respectively. A few of the monkeys actually became friends with us(the driver and I). And the man there, he made the best Lemon-Pepper tea my God it was just water and tea and lemon juice with a little powdered black pepper but trust me you- liquid gold.