Reasons why I am happy to be in Kerala at the end of December

This morning I found Anthony Wilson’s blog post in my inbox – Reasons why I am happy to be in the city at the end of December. I enjoyed his post, but I am so pleased not to be in the city, and in Kerala. Here are my reasons (with thanks to Anthony Wilson for prompting this effortless post).

  • Because there is no pressure; I feel lighter
  • Because it is an escape from Christmas and New Year hype
  • Because it is peaceful, calm, unspoiled and serenely beautiful
  • Because I do not have to cook and the food is delicious
  • Because the people are so wonderfully open-hearted and friendly
  • Because there is time to stand and stare, time to think
  • Because there is time to read, write and reflect
  • Because the days are so-o-o-o-o slow
  • Because I feel warm, inside and out
  • Because of new sights, sounds, smells and experiences
  • Fruit – papaya, pomegranate, pineapple, water melon
  • Because of steamed bananas for breakfast
  • Because of daily swimming under the trees to the sound of delicate, haunting music
  • Because life is in the open air
  • Because absence makes the heart grow fonder
  • Because 2019 feels more promising from here