When I started my blog, Yaya was 7, Toothless was 5 and baby was 3. We lived in a small 2 bedroom basement suite in Vancouver. Now they are 15, 13 and 11 and we live in Brisbane. My journey from then to now is there in the blog and many of you have been with me from the time I started the blog.
They say people come to your life for a reason and stat for a season. Still there are people I have known through my blog and haven’t heard from them for a while.
First would be Starrynights. Her name is either Lalitha or Latha. Every time I read her comment on my blog, I felt a connection with her..Her last post on her blog was about a CT scan and she was hoping for a normal report and that was years ago. I keep thinking about her and wondering if she is alright.
Then there is Inji pennu..Most Mallu bloggers would know the trials and tribulations she had gone through as blogger.Then she vanished. For a brief period she had an English blog and there was an article about a college shooting ( probably Virginia Tech) and she mentioned how she looked at the list of dead to see if there were any Indians for which someone left a nasty comment saying so many kids died in that shooting and you worry about Indians ( something similar). The funny thing is, every time there is a natural calamity or man made disaster, I always look for Indian names among the dead. It is an inherent behaviour that has no rationality whatsoever. And every single time I find myself doing that, I think about Inji pennu.
Anitha from my treasures, my pleasures. The one food blog that I love absolutely and I still go through her blog every now and then. I have even written to her cousin @ Marias menus asking about What happened to Anitha. So far no luck.
I hate going through my old blog posts. I already suffer with my amazing memory and if I read what I write, then I feel the pain even more. ( I know, I don’t make any sense). I can’t remember your name. You had a good grasp of English and you used to comment frequently in the first few years. You were the first to understand why I was very insecure when it came to my English grammar and spelling and you actually wrote a comment about that.
Then there was Jiby, dew drops, thanu’s rambling, Nilu, Dhanush, Q8techdrive, YASJ, Visithra. Except for Nilu, no idea where the rest have gone..
But you are all thought of fondly and it was a pleasure knowing all of you. Do drop a line if you are still reading my blog. daofto at gmail dot com.
I am looking forward to spending my first weekend without any basketball games…Imagine beautiful Spring days..clear blue skies, garden in full bloom.(.My Chinese star jasmine is so full of flowers that you can hardly see the leaves) a trip to the beach, few good books and few bottles of red.. It is all good.
Wishing you all a great weekend..