Last weekend, we'd made a sudden trip by road to my hometown in Kerala. Part of the way is very picturesque, us having to pass by wildlife sanctuaries in Wynad.
On our return, we had the windows wound down and the breeze was in our faces and hair, and the fresh air and green aurroundings were very pleasant. Sonny boy was on the lookout for monkeys and elephants, and so were we.
On a particular winding curve, we rounded a clump of thick trees and I could hear that distinctive buzz of crickets in the air...
I clasped Sonny boy and put my face close to his and said,
"Sonny boy, listen! Can you hear that sound? Its crickets. They're somewhere beyond those trees... "
And he put his cheek against mine and the two of us listened.
And then when we were past that curve, the busy buzz died down, and I looked at Sonny boy and smiled and said,
"Did you hear them, Sonny boy?"
"Yes! O couse I did. And some football also!"
1 day ago