Kovalam, Kerala, India
What else can I say about the sea that I haven’t already said before? It’s probably said best with lyrics. Spanish singer Bebe’s – Siempre Me Quedara has certain few lines that are best said or sung or heard to really understand how much some people love the sea. (Siempre me quedara/ La voz suave del mar) (Always with me/ is the soft voice of the sea)
Françoise Hardy’s La Question, my favourite album under the sun once again gave the high of transcendence. With the lyrics (Mer magique, originelle/ Dans son rhythme essential) (sea, magical, original/ in her essential, rhythm) , In it’s rhythm it washed over my feet on a warm December afternoon far away from London it was a lovely winter. Under the warm embrace of the sun, one would realise the depths of the sea, and how little that makes us feel. There is a beauty in that, a holy, sacred, magical transcendence that makes me feel there is GOD, maybe in Idol, maybe not in Idol but GOD exists in nature in the sea, in the sun and every time, it flows and shines I feel I’m not alone. So why should you go?
To experience the calm, warm beach and have coconut water from fresh southern coconuts and walk the streets of Kovalam and shop handicrafts and southern essentials or just to take the scenic route from the capital to Kovalam. To turn your winter into an Indian Summer or how Joe Dassin would say “l’été Indien” !