Summer!!! Summer holidays!!!
Visiting grandparents in Madras. Making sand castles in the front yard. Weaving tiny mats out of coconut fronds. More coconut water than you ever thought you could drink.
Walking to the beach. Running away from waves. Watching crabs dive into the sand. Collecting sea shells. Hunting for pairs, rejoicing when you found a spiral one.
Warm nights tempered by the strong sea breeze. The starry sky. A story accompanying every pin-point of light.
Trips to the temple. Setting the polished brass bells pealing. Women selling flowers to wear in your hair.
Summers were always special to me.