I had decided much earlier with mom that we were cooking at home and eating at home. These days mom is so used to cooking for two. I just thought she would add me to the routine but she surprised me. She announced she would be cooking for our neighbours as well. We had really not treated them a traditional meal since we shifted to our new home.
Speaking of home it is brand new now. The whole place smells of fresh new paint. All spick spark and clean. I was so happy to see that my father’s dream was now almost complete. The dream he had seen before 15 years, took 7 years to build it, 4 years it was abandoned by us and now after 4 years it was like how he wished it.
Even when I looked at the Vishu Kanni in the early morning...I really didn't know what to wish for...What do I want my whole year to be like...I don't know...I prayed and that's it. I prayed for the happiness of others around me more. That's what I felt like at that moment of time.
Even though we spend our time cribbing about there being no electricity we had a grand meal in the afternoon complete with payasam. It had been ages since I had payasam so you can imagine how much I had!! A Vishu with so many mixed emotions.
I don’t even know if I’ll be here to celebrate the next Vishu along with my parents but I relished the moments I had with them for sure….