Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Vacation

I just remembered that I never wrote anything about my vacation. It was more of a pilgrimage than a vacation. I went to Velankanni in Tamil Nadu. This is a very important pilgrim centre for Roman Catholics of South India. It was also one of the worst hit areas of the 2004 tsunami.
I have been there three times since the tsunami. I still cannot believe that this seemingly calm sea can cause so much havoc and destruction. I was on the beach on 26th December 2008 and I saw this curious scene. There was a family on the beach and they were carrying plastic bags full of flowers. They emptied the bags in the water, kissed the water and made the sign of the cross. Family of a victim?? Later they were playing on the beach. So did they come to terms with it or were they just paying respect to all the victims?? Did not have the courage to ask though. I was not sure if they would not like the intrusion.
I never saw something like that and I thought I could share it.


  1. U probably will never know... Probably one of them would have said .. I know U are here and I love being with u here....This is the closest I can ever get to.

    Few things are better left unknown..