Kakke kakke koodevide
Kunjinu theetta kodikkanjal
Kunjuu kidannu karanjeedum
Kunje kunje nee tharumo
Ninnude kayyile neyyappam
Ella tharilla neyyappam
Ayyo kakke pattichaai
This is a famous Malayalam rhyme that kids of Kerala hum all the time. It translates as
Crow Crow where is your nest
Is there a fledgling in the nest
If you don’t feed the fledgling
The fledgling will cry and cry
Hey kid kid will you give
The lovely Cake your hand
No No! I won’t give you the Cake
Oh no! the crow cheated again
KAFKA and KAKA were sitting under a banyan tree inhaling large volumes of oxygen and contemplating .The day was 14th February Valentines day. Kafka looked at kaka who was in deep thought .Kafka couldn’t concentrate on his surroundings. he had a query to ask.
“Do you know what day it is?”
“Who cares man! We birds don’t care about dates, we care about moments .Dates are just numbers .To hell with your dates! “
Masking his anger with a smile he tries to flatter kaka.
“Great species you guys are. Live for the moment”
“Yah! We are many poets and thinkers from your tribe take inspiration from us. You know they wish that they too could fly like us live free like us. But what to say to you guys man. Until you guys don’t realize yourself..self realization, you wont be able to live free. You will not be able to fly. I see so many people who come to offer me rice at the ghats .they think that if I eat the rice their dead relatives will attain moksha. Idiots!.Know yourself first then come to die.”
Again masking his anger with a smile on his face thinks about the drift the topic had taken.
“Don’t change the topic Kaka, today is 14th February valentine’s day. A day for lovers. Many people celebrate it all over the world. A day for lovers made by lovers. It is the birth day of a priest who was called Valentine so to reward his struggle for love they all his birthday as Valentines Day”.
“Oh thanks I didn’t know the importance of 14th February. Thanks for your information.”
“Ya! but I don’t understand why do you need a special day for lovers. Does it mean you boil up love only on 14th February and rest of the days just try to co-exist with your lover. I think 14th February is a day when couples fake each other. It is just an excuse. The business men make it an opportunity to raise their income . They prey on people’s emotions. All these lovers want money, gifts, sex, from each other. They want to be pampered. It is nothing but an excuse. If man wanted to love or show his love he would do it every day and not fake love on 14th February. Why do people have special days to celebrate. All days are special. Life itself is a big celebration. In life which is like a maze inside a maze taking a deep breath as we are doing now itself is a big celebration. So does it mean we have to celebrate each breath with money and gifts. We will be wasting a lot of money in celebrations. It will be a very costly affair. There are so many people who starve in this world. But celebrations are always given first priority. What kind of shit has man made.”
Bursting into laughter deep down but not showing it on the surface ……….he thought “Just like Graham Bell who invented the Telephone with great pains was tired of receiving calls all day. He repented that he had invented the telephone. Man makes things and finds faults with it and repents”.
Now Kaka had to explain to KAFKA and bring him out of this maze which was confusing him. He had to pull Kafka out of this menacing complexity. Kafkaesque.
“Now tell me mankind if we were to celebrate and enjoy and show love every day wouldn’t that be a costly affair and waste all our money. O.K. love cannot be shown with money, gifts and sweet talk. It takes tolerance and understanding. But mankind cannot live in this subtle for long after all he is a man he will be attracted to objects. Everything is like a toy for him. So he will express his love by presenting objects which are precious to him. He plays with them and gets bored. Mankind does not understand what love is and these are the ways to show that they have understood it. So instead of spending for 365 days they have decided a day to love (laughs deep down) else this will become a world of paupers. Man arrests days inside blocks of a calendar and gives it numbers to remember.”
“Its all so simple. Don’t try to create a maze and then cry for help. Don’t try to create a maze and repent. Break the maze. “
“Oh thanks birdie you are my philosopher”
“May be in return you can write a story about we scavengers. I’ll give you the concept. It’s on a man who wakes up in the morning to find himself turned into a crow. It will be a hit I tell you!”
Kafka raised his hands to shoo the crow away. The crow flies and sits on the branch of a tree near by and sings in his disturbing voice ..
“Kafka Kafka where is your maze!”
Kafka, is there a K inside the maze
If you don’t break the maze for K
K will cry and cry and cry
Listen O K will you give
The secret to break this menacing maze
No No I won’t
Oh no K has betrayed again”