Friday, June 22, 2007


I'm in Lahore these days, spending some time with my grandparents. It's been a while since I was last here and almost nothing seems to have changed. The streets are swimming with mangoes, the walls with geckoes. The heat is exactly as I remember it, precise and severe, hanging in thick swathes of humidity. Two days into my arrival and friends started coming in with gifts of food. A neighbour sent over my favorite sandwiches. A pair of cousins dropped by with an ice-cream cake. Going for a drive in the evening reveals familiar scenes, an entropy of mules and buses, beggars and rickshaws and the still night air embroidered by friable Punjabi tempers. Lahore lahore hai.


Blogger mystic-soul said...

lucky you !

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Bruce Small said...

I love little geckoes. They are the cutest little things.

And I miss the mango trees we had in Florida. It was so neat to walk into the backyard and pick our own fruit. I don't miss Florida, though. Well, I miss the old Florida, the way it used to be before it became a megapolis.

9:50 AM  
Blogger karrvakarela said...

mystic-soul: thank you.

bruce small: I don't mind the geckoes either. They're harmless and they eat bugs. Or so I'm told.

5:43 PM  

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