The coronation !

The bells ring clear. Infact, the clang of the cymbals in the hands of the doll, bring about a watering in the mouth that would have made the man Pavlov beam with enough pride that could give the proudest of film stars some hair pulling!

A quick sprint to the balcony shows a genial man with the bamboo pole and a gait that is familiar. The old familiar gait. He looks much older now. 30 odd years have passed. Perhaps more. And they show. With cymbals clanging and the horn tooting.

Thirty plus years could have flown by. But Its time for some toffee now !

Memories of the genial gent, bending to wrap a tender wrist with the pink & white toffee that hitherto resided on the bamboo pole, come rushing back. He use to tie in the shape of a wrist watch ! Over the next half an hour, the kid would walk five and a quarter inches above ground ! Some thing that best of Swiss watches wouldnt give him later in life !

The years show on him too. The bulges and balding are pronounced. The glint of the sun from his Rolex makes him squint. Many watches have sat on the wrist. Many have gone too.

Today, as the cymbals clang, he rushes to the road with the mouth still in hyper ‘water’ mode !

Off comes the expensive watch.

Much to the amusement of the genial old man, here is a balding bulging chap, in crisp jeans and T-Shirt that would cost as much as the old man’s entire years supply, perhaps two.

Holding out his hand and asking for a new wrist watch ! A pink and white wrist watch made of cheap candy that hitherto resided on the bamboo pole.

The cymbals continue to clang with a ferocity that would have announced a king’s coronation.

He wasnt complaining. This infact was a coronation of sorts. He was crowned the kid he was. Armed with the pink and white watch on his wrist, chasing the white cloud and blue sky.

It looked like time had stood still.

19 thoughts on “The coronation !

  1. RGB says:

    Anything for those sweet memories of childhood, eh? Nice post!

  2. Priya says:

    That was a good one;))

  3. Kavi,

    What can I say? You are a good writer. I think you should gather all these posts and publish them as a book to be cherished for ever. You write about simple things in a grand way.

    Keep it going.

  4. starry says:

    beautiful memories and very well written.

  5. Neha says:

    what a description..what a post..excellent..loved it Kavi..and I second Balaji S Rajan πŸ™‚

  6. Kavitha says:

    Javvu Mittai…!

    Hmmm…wonderful memories of the good old south! πŸ™‚

  7. Insignia says:

    Reminiscing about simple joys in life and weaving a beautiful web of words so that others as well could enjoy the moments…..No better way than what you are doing.

    Loved the post πŸ™‚

  8. Aparna says:

    Beautiful memories, beautifully described…

  9. radha says:

    Oh yes, I did a post on this too! What fun it would be to watch this man work at stringing out shapes – flowers, watches… in that mitai pink and white.

  10. Despite the Rolex and the balding, the predominant sense one gets here is of a child mind, simply jumping up and down in glee…

    Wonderful post !

  11. Jeevan says:

    The picture itself reminds the sweet thing, to add sugar is ur write up… taking away back to memories. Incredible!

  12. I actually never had this image in my childhood, but I can well imagine it from the way you describe it!

  13. Nachi says:

    aah! the return to childhood. indeed nothing matches that joy…

    …been a while since i stopped by. so how have you been brother?


  14. Interesting pics and write up. πŸ™‚
    Enjoyed reading it. πŸ™‚

  15. bodaat says:

    interesting! i’ve never seen that before!

  16. Kavi says:

    RGB : yes.. πŸ™‚ Thanks !~

    Priya : Thanks !

    Balaji : Thank you ! its fabulous to have you back here active and kicking ! πŸ™‚

    Starry : Thanks ! πŸ™‚

    Neha : Thank you ! πŸ™‚

    Kavitha : Javvu Mittai ! Well, well, one heck of a javvu isnt it !

    Isignia : Thanks ! Thanks !

    Aparna : Thank you !

    Radha : Oh really ? I seem to have missed it. Will catch up ..

    Ugich Konitari : The child like mind is there in all of us. Some times it comes tothe fore !

    Jeevan : Thanks !

    Roshini : I guess this part of the growing up years in the south !

    Nachi : Thank you !! Been ok my friend ! Whats up with you ?

    Chandrika : Thanks !

    Amreekandesi : Thanks indeed

  17. Sam says:

    Hi can I have any javvu mitai sellers contact number

  18. Kavi Arasu says:

    Wish I knew!

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