Whenever I enter a Church for the first time or whenever I watch the sun set, it is my habit to make three wishes.
New year started and I wanted to make three wishes. So I went to the backwaters of Kochi, sat on the parapet wall with my legs dangling over the water and watched the sun set over the Kochi harbor. As the sun went down slowly out of my sight I made my three wishes and felt very happy.
Darkness was descending upon Kochi. The cool breeze from the backwaters and the sound of the gentle waves banging against the wall of the parapet was making me drowsy. Suddenly I heard the cacophony of sounds from hundreds of birds coming back to roost in their nest. The sound was deafening and my drowsiness was gone. I listened.
I did not know whether the birds were making all that loud noise because they were happy to come back home or because they were calling their loved ones to come home fast or because they were trying to tell us people who were there to go home since it is becoming dark or they were praising GOD for the wonderful day they had. Can you enlighten me on this?
It was time for me to get out of my reverie and trudge my way towards home.