I LUST AFTER————-
Every time after making payment at my grocers shop if some change ( 1-2 Rs ) has to be given by him to me, he immediately asks me, “ Imli ki goli du ya katti mithi goli”
And with a sheepish smile I always come back relishing those small sugar coated imli balls in my mouth and enjoying every single moment till the tastes lasts in my mouth of those mouth watering IMLI KI GOLI
Mind you these golis ( small rounds of imli—tamarind) cost only 50 paise per piece but boy!!!!!!!!!!! ,I will never trade them for all those expensive chocolates.
Hari imli, kamrak, and imli ki goli.
Mere mention of these is enough to make anyone’s mouth water, go back into flashback, and remember those school days and that khomche wala outside the school gate and those mouthwatering items which are available for just 1/2 rupees.
Just put them in your mouth, , roll them , move your tongue, let the saliva cover it from all the sides , the sudden khatta taste of imli or kamrak will make you squeeze your eyes suddenly and an involuntarily sound of shshshhhhhhhh will give a heavenly feeling which is just beyond imagination and words. 🙂
Many a times I have been accused of being childish, regressing to childhood, going out of my mind, even called as being LS (low society) just because I can’t resist that small sweet and sour ball which just taste just luscious
I have to just see these enticing eatables on any shop or hawker and I just go weak in my knees. the temptation to just pop them up in my mouth and savor them till the last morsel is strong enough to stop me from doing what ever I am doing and I don’t find peace till I have satisfied by yearning for the same.
I know I am sounding too juvenile for my age. But pray tell me what is age got to do with this fixation with the satiation of my palate.
Taste buds or sensory organ for taste has no age bar, it does not understand concepts like age, maturity,adulthood. . My palate knows only one thing and that is just to satisfy its desires, its penchant for delectable sweet and sour imli ki goli.
I know may readers will make fun of me after reading this but tell me ——
Why is it that the things which a child can enjoy cannot be enjoyed by adults?
Certain behaviors, Attitudes and action are expected of certain age group but sometimes adults like us should also be permitted to retreat to idiosyncrasies of bygone days.
People who have crossed their childhood days are often made fun off if they indulge to satiate their urge for food items which are characteristic of children.
We found a full box of orange sweets from the cupboard of my 90 year old grandmother. Her physical age did not deter her from pampering her taste buds with those small orange sweets.
Why do we feel ashamed to give in to the pleasure of our taste buds.
Why do we let the child in us die a slow death? Why not let the child which is hidden in our adult body make an appearance now and then.
Actually I don’t mind being called childish at times. I even enjoy playing those kiddish pranks on 1st April.
I just cannot resist playing the most common juvenile prank on my husband by suddenly shouting, “There is a cockroach on your bed sheet or in the bathroom (if he is there) (he is very very sacred of this small insect). His cries for help and fear on his face are enough to send all the family members into fits of laughter.
I just want to appeal to any one reading this post to forget their age occasionally and give in to the delights of being small children and enjoy and derive joy out of those mundane things which may seem inconspicuous but are actually worth pursuing
So for once forget your age, forget about hygiene, forget about health, forget about being laughed at —- stop by at one of those hawkers who sell these tempting, mouthwatering delights and let your sensory organ of taste take precedence over your mind and just enjoy.
For I believe ,” Death is inevitable, even if take precaution and eat healthy food ,even then we will die then why deprive ourselves of these pleasures once in a while.
I DON’T EAT TO LIVE BUT I LIVE TO EAT
What about you?????