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It's never too late to start over. If you weren't happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don't stay stuck. Do better.
It's never too late to start over. If you weren't happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don't stay stuck. Do better.

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Why do I translate nature to photos

Born and brought up in the beautiful village of Mattanode, (District Kozhikode, Kerala, India) I was always enamored by its many charms. A village, surrounded by hillocks and a small perennial stream of crystal clear water! There I was bewitched, not by the flowers and butterflies, but by the rains and the trees and their greenery. Nurtured there for 20 years, I was forced into exile by insurmountable circumstances. Like anybody else, I too was much distressed about leaving my place of birth and traveling. But as the date of travel was nearing, things were getting more turbulent. I was to leave on 2004 December 6th for Kuwait. But the 8 days before that... I was coming to realize how much my heart is entangled with my surroundings. I spent a lot of time around the trees, those which I myself had planted and had looked after, along with others. Each budding of a leaf felt like the birth of new baby to me. Near them, fondling the leaves, I found myself with wet eyes.

It was two days after reaching Kuwait that I realized the depth of my feelings toward my place and its environment. It was not a mere liking, but the deepest of love. Each day, they, the dearest of mine, came in search of me in my dreams. The cool touch of the dewdrops on the grass tips that I used to feel on my bare feet while walking through the paths in the paddy fields or while walking on the shores of the river, inhaling the fragrance of the pandanus flowers, all I got back through my dreams. Leaves and shoots appeared before me in close-up. For about eight months these dreams kept following me. Then I started to lose my dreams. My mind became quite disturbed. It was after one and a half years, in 2006 June during the rainy season that I returned home. I stayed in my village, planting new trees, absorbing each throb of my dears into my heart, for about two months; I had to bring along my dreams while coming back.

I reached back Kuwait and was happy since my dreams had returned. But that did not last long. Four months gone and I lost my dreams! I felt could not carry on any more with a disturbed mind. After ten months, again in the rainy season, I reached back home. Repeated everything again, spent even more time with the trees and plants. Though I could bring back my dreams with me again, their duration became shorter. All these were repeated the next year. The dreams stayed with me for a shorter time. It was at this juncture, when I was on the brink of losing myself, that I thought about a camera.

Behind each of my picture I take is the yearning that I was trying to capture with the lens of the camera, all the things that I was soaking up through my eyes into my mind, so that I can watch and re-live those scenes through them.

I reach home every year during the rains without fail. Planting trees and basking in the beauty of the place and translating some of them with the camera,
I carry on with my life.

Why do I not stop the exile and return?

For an ordinary expatriate, emigration is a bottomless swirl. Once you fall into it, extrication is very difficult. And rare are those who get off without many injuries! So another aim behind taking these pictures is to enable me to get out of the eddies without too much damage.

Then, why do I share these pictures?

Most people like nature and its beauties. My attempt here, in sharing in Google Plus the photos which are taken for my pleasure alone, is to make the younger generation, who spend lots of time in the social media, realize that nature is so beautiful. And to persuade them to enjoy that beauty directly.

If through this, any one person among them turn their liking of nature into the love of nature, and desist from hurting nature, even if not trying to preserve it, my aim is fulfilled.



Thank you +Sundaran Kannadath, (The wise man who helps me to express myself.)
Thank you +Jabir JR (The boy who always assists me from my village)



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A morning view from my Village
Kerala - India

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