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Chronicling my thoughts, one post at a time..

CatchLight- Ente Keralam (3)

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Is it just me or is the sunset a different shade in different cities.  When I am in my own city, I see hues of pink, orange, fiery red which finally transitions to a deep plum and then a midnight blue.  But Kerala was a different story, the skies seem to glow with muted gold and grey tones which seemed to cast a natural sepia glow on everything the light touched.

Nature baffles and leaves me speechless.  Is it just trickery of my mind to make more vivid memories of my travels, or is nature really just that spectacular.  I seriously think its the latter.  Have you noticed this as well, if yes, please let me know.

Peace & Love

xo

CatchLight- Ente Keralam (2)

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A lot of places I’ve been to remind me songs heard long ago, although shouldn’t it be the other way ’round? Perhaps that’s why I am a (amateur) photographer instead of a musician, and my way of documenting beauty is with a camera.  An old Hindi song about a lone boatman comes to mind.

If there is only one advice I can give, it is this – make it a habit to always carry a camera with you (and I don’t mean just the one on your phone), so you never have to live with the regret of having missed a moment of pure beauty.  You will never regret the little extra weight.

Peace & Love

xo

CatchLight – Ente Keralam (1)

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One of my favorite things about Kerala is the architecture, most buildings have these red-tiled roofs which are blackend over years of being exposed to the elements, only giving its a beautiful vintage quality.  The next best thing about beautiful Kerala, endless supply of palm trees, the delicious food, and the salty coastal air.  Its no wonder that its called Gods own country.

All this perfectly articulated in Malayalam as Ente Keralam Ethra Sundaram, which literally translates to My Kerala is so beautiful, and indeed it is!

As I sit here writing this post, and reminiscing about the memories of my best friend’s wedding (which took place in this beautiful venue), I can’t help but smile and plan my next visit.  A girl can dream (at least for now).

Peace & Love

xo

CatchLight- Serene 

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The most serene memories from an otherwise chaotic year that was 2017 was this. An afternoon spent in the Kerala Backwaters on a boat, sipping on white wine, watching the sparkling river, and endless sky.

My soul yearns for such moments, so for now all I can do is look through my photographs or close my eyes and let my memories take me back.

Peace & Love

xo