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Friday, June 09, 2006

Country roads, take me home!

Country roads, take me home
To the place, I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads.
...
I hear her voice, in the mornin' hours she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
And drivin' down the road I get a feeling
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday.

That John Denver song is doing the rounds in my head for the last couple of days. Finally, I'm leaving tonight. I've managed to get a week off from my testing work to visit my hometown Hooghly. I'll probably be off the Internet throughout the next week. Keep visiting and commenting. I'll respond after I return.
In case you are wondering, that house in the picture is not my house. Rather, it is the view from from the south balcony of my house. It is an old dilapidated palace, once grand, but now deserted and waiting to be demolished. That palace, that balcony, that pond... some of the things that constantly beckon me to my home. But more on this after I return. Till then, goodbye!

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5 Comments:

Blogger Bidi-K said...

the photo reminds me of childhood summers in uttarpara-where are my parents come from, and where my grandmother lives. went there every summer till i was 17. from childhood to teenagerhood, slowly these grand homes fell away, the pukurs were covered to make way for the ubiquitous multi-storied flats...the slow languid way of life dissapeared to fumes, too many vehicles, impatient and forever in a hurry people. this picture brought back memories of those long-ago lazy childhood summers...

11:16 AM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Bidi-K said...

sorry to inundate your comments box but couldn't resist asking you take a look at this link... in reference to your origami post.
http://news.com.com/2300-11395_3-6045678-1.html

11:21 AM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Shreemoyee said...

Hope you have a great trip home :)

6:56 PM, June 10, 2006  
Blogger Rajesh said...

hey, All the best and have a nice time off from work...:-)....I just came back after a week of vacation...it feels great!!!...Wish you the same!!!

4:51 AM, June 12, 2006  
Blogger Joy Forever said...

@bidi-k: Ah... so we are almost neighbours; Uttarpara is but a few stations away from Hooghly. My grandma also lived in our house in Hooghly till last June when she passed away. The changes that you mentioned are hppening in Hooghly too and they pain me a little. Luckily, the area around my home still has a lot of those pukurs and old houses.

And no need to be sorry. Thanks for that lovely Origami link! :)

@shreemoyee & rajesh: Thanks! :)

1:28 PM, June 18, 2006  

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