A Diwali that was besides the point !

Deepavali or Diwali. This year, it was markedly different for me. For us. For the first time in our lives, we chose to embrace the festivity with a ‘getaway spirit’ than a ‘stay and splurge’ spirit. So we chose to drive away into the mountain whorls of the Western Ghats. And headed to Mahabaleshwar.

The stillness of the morning air. The smooth chill. The green. The no-network coverage for mobile phones. The well laid out roads. Mother nature’s inviting green & pristine colours. And the need to just put a leg up in the air and reflect on whats been and what will be. The scent that the winds would carry in the near and far seasons perhaps need a quieter sniffing.

That to me was good. All good. Diwali after all is the spirit of victory of good over evil. Isn’t it. ( OK, I grant it. ‘Strawberry with cream’ is definitely EVIL. But that’s an indulgent evil, if that was some http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/asthma/ consolation !

Getting away for four days was good. But getting back to spots of road that are present amids roads of potholes, concrete ‘uprisings’, the computer, killer news ridden news papers et al has been quite an effort.

But the days spent in quiet hibernation seems to give me momentum. The open space, fresh air, star filled skies have evoked a spirit that says, ‘a difference can be made’ !

So, this Diwali, we were bereft of a slew of things. New clothes and calorie rich spirit and smoke ridden happiness and jazzy clothes and ever beeping mobile phones and ever growing ‘to-do’ lists.

But why am i feeling richer ? Is this really victory of good over evil ? hmm!! , i would like to think so.

But that really is besides the point !!! Or atleast, was besides many points. This Diwali !

Happy Diwali. Cheers for a great festive season !

7 thoughts on “A Diwali that was besides the point !

  1. Jeevan says:

    Smart getaway from noise and smoke kavi! Nice pictures, glad u have a green and blue festival at mother nature.

  2. dinu says:

    are you on the move 365 days an year?

  3. Point well taken! Relaxation makes you feel richer.

  4. Aleta says:

    Thank you for giving your readers the opportunity to experience the peace of those soothing surroundings. I wish I could paint myself into the landscape.

  5. Its been almost 20 years since my visit to Mahabaleshwar, but it was nice to see a lot of green still around, particularly in the lake photo. The photo about the “points” really brought back some old memories , so thank you for blogging about Mahabaleshwar, and hope you had a great Divali trip. ….

  6. Kavi says:

    Jeevan ; Yes. I really liked it !

    Dinu : 🙂 I try to !!!

    Sir : 🙂

    Aleat : Thank you !

    Ugich Konitari : The lake was Tapola lake about 30 km from Mahabaleshwar. It was just too good !!

  7. happy happy belated deepavali sir (lol…this sounds funnier than a belated birthday)

    i love the western ghats…i caught a few snaps of the ghats from the flight…i shall upload later.

    excellent read 🙂

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