Finally a New Year dawns for us at Kerala and TN as well I guess…My Vishu was really not as bad as I thought it would be.
The gloom that I expected was not there at all. The reason for that is even more sad actually. I had mentioned a 3 of our elderly family members passing away in the past couple of years. I understood this time that our so called joint family stood together only because of these few people. Now no body seems to be interested in coming together, cooking for all and enjoying the festivities. They all seem to be content in just being at home with apna- apna family.
Is this the family I was so proud to be a part of ?When have all of us become so selfish? When my parents ask why should we be the first to initiate, I wonder what the others are saying to justify themselves? So no one coming together meant no one talking. That means no concerns expressed about my marriage.
Now that left me happy but am I really happy? I miss those times where all of us cousins sat together and helped in cooking. We sang songs and pulled each others legs while scrapping coconuts, serving food, cleaning plantain leaves etc. A festival really seemed one.
I had a wonderful Vishu on which I will be updating with all the photographs as well but this was the first thought on my head as soon as I landed in Bangalore.