The Beach

Almost everyone I know loves going to the beach. The ones that don’t like the beach have never been to one. There is something very special about going to the beach. Especially a quite once in the evenings and watching the sun setting down on the horizon. Standing on the land, watching our sun going down (not really but it feels that way for us) and disappearing beyond the water – it’s calming, soothing, relaxing and amazingly cool. Ofcourse I do not like crowded beaches and the ones that I love going to are times when there aren’t that many people. And the ones in Kerala, with the exception of one part of Kovalam, are usually devoid of bikinis and speedos and beach volleyball playing jocks and certainly no poseurs. I have been to the beaches in Kovalam, Trivandrum, Fort Kochi, Cherrai, Calicut & Kuwait.

There is something inherently basic about us and the oceans & seas. We are drawn to it time and again. That’s because we came from the oceans. Life began under water and it’s natural for us to be drawn to it from time to time. We feel at peace watching the waves go up and down, crashing down on the shore and as we feel the breeze in our faces and the water at our feet, our troubles seem so insignificant; inconsequential trivial drivel that seems to fade in the distance. We are one with nature, one with the world and that is more religion that anything that was forged from the demented minds of pathetic men can ever give us. We are a part of the ocean and the ocean is a part of us. As I stand next to the waves lashing at the shore, I feel connected to nature and the ocean.

I haven’t been to a beach in a while; last time was a kinda bachelor party celebration at Cherai Beach with about 10 guys from the office. We went there at around 7pm and it was just us and no one else at the beach. W had whiskey & soda and some excellent grilled chicken. Great evening!

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