Facts and Fiction, P U Krishnan, seasons, Vancouver

A Paradise on earth!

I must have lost my way. It was a sunny day…something rare in these parts of the earth. On such days, one is tempted to wander lonely ‘like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies’. Of course, I was a little away from the city limits but careful enough to mentally note down recognizable buildings or certain street names.

Suddenly I felt as if I was in front of a thick forest, enjoying the hospitality of the wild trees which produced gentle breeze as they danced to the tune of the gurgling brooks. Looking at the trees I said to myself, “their ancestors must have lived here…the present generation seems to be traditional to the core…as wild and inspiring as their forefathers”. I could also hear some strange noises…may be some wild creatures playing hide and seek.

Now, some four months after my first ‘adventure’, this route has become very familiar to me. A few steps away from here, there is a railway station and a couple of roads leading to the main street.

Vancouver may be cold and fussy most of the days, but on warmer days, it is a paradise on earth!

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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