Showing posts with label back to the memories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label back to the memories. Show all posts

Saturday, 2 June 2018

My memories with 'Tara - The twinkling lady'

'Tara', Hindu name; means a twinkling star,
belongs to my maternal grandmother.

A week ago, my sister suddenly called up for video chat and told someone wants to see me. She handed phone to....

An oval wheatish face appeared on my phone screen; with wrinkled skin; sparse eyebrows; pointed nose; lips seems to shrunk like faded rose petals; grey hairs covered with part of unpinned, printed saree she wore .... 'My Granny'.

A 78 years old deepened eyes twinkling with wisdom of experience seems to be confused where to look either in the front camera of phone or display screen. Obviously she chose later one, as she saw my smile on it and eagerly gave back 'most adorable smile' with a very familiar complaint that I don't call her on regular basis.

She continued her talk; asking whereabouts of my daughters and life abroad. After answering all of her questions, finally I got a chance to ask about her health to which she replied with sigh "I have been weakened now days".... and sudden her facial expression murged to be pale. She ordered me "keep calling" and gave back phone to my sister.

Me and my sister wrapped up our talk soon as sister found me not so attentive that very moment and she was right....

My thoughful eyes were still glued to sudden  disapperant granny's wrinkled face and each single line of wringle has story of her graceful ageing summoned to my memories as a deep affectionated tale......

Granny got married at the age of mid thirteen to grandpa who had very impactful persona. Though, she use to look comparatively ordinary; her abilities of firm decision and caring approach made her 'a lady' behind all the success achieved by Grandpa. 

During childhood, I use to visit 'Granny's town', twice a year for vacations when she use to wore a well pinned up, ironed saree and looked very pretty. I do remember, many incident of that time. One of them; actually bumped me to know her name...... A prime time 'Drama serial' that my granny use to watch without missing a single episode led me in surprise when I found her with very much concern towards the main character....who was sharing her name with granny.

Many things I wonder about her; includes her mathematical skills even she hardly completed her primary schooling; correct interpretations about  people; and energetic stamina of her slender  body but after grandpa; it all fastened to be aged and weakened too......

I realised the value of having such 'wonderful grandmother' when my parents sent me to granny's place for higher studies and it was her encourement and support, helped me to became 'university topper' in my post graduation. 

I shared a very warm bond with her by that time. I do remember, she use to wait for me; to return from college peeping through window as like a mother of small kid, she made delicious food for me specially buttery chapaties, she guided and guarded me very well when needed. I also looked after her, by taking her on regular doctor visit, bringing her favourite milkshakes and juices, making calls for her and specially listening to her complaints genuinely.

She not only built up an inner strong soul of mine but also became a lightening path for me in many difficulties. Thus how I admire my granny, 'Tara' like a twinkling star who is brightened with affectionated light of wisdom.....

I am happy and excited to share these memories with my kids about their 'great' great grandmother.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

'Belated happy birthday' Little Sis

My dearest little Sis,

Belated happy birthday!!!!!!!!!
You might be surprised, getting birthday wish few days after your birthday.....from none other than your own elder sister. This has a purpose.

Family, relatives, friends and colleagues might have called up or messaged or even caught you right there to shower blessings on that auspicious day. Many of them might have brought gifts and sent cakes to express their affection towards you. Unlikely I am penning down ' an open letter ' to you. Because after this  'one day of every year' you  might wait for next one to be felt special and to keep that essence of being special around you I would like wish you belated happy birthday repeatedly.

Now, your gym trainned fit mind would ask why open letter......

This is not just a blog or letter but my blessings for your successfully happy life. I do believe that when we write something from heart to whom we love unconditionally, our blessings get locked inside composed words and whenever someone including you read it ; these blessings get unwrapped  and work miraculously again and again.

I know you also have same admirations and I absolutely love it when you express the same by sharing something of you to me. Though your remark about our age gap come in between. For me, having age gap; really don't matter because you could learn from my past mistakes to make better future choices and have someone to ask experimental things to proporous your life.
Anyway difference in thinking drawn by 'age gap' couldn't put strong bond of sisterhood on threshold. 

You have witnessed, every endeavor and hardship I’ve faced and supported me; sometimes guided too. You are the 'one' to whom I can always confide in and trust. I will be always thankful. I also want to apologise for that time when I was not there to listen your side or hold your hand.
I was busy in managing my family; rest of things you know.I do remember, many mesmerrisng moments of our together that help me when I was badly hurt and I never get carried away by them instead it made me strong. 

Dear sister, we just don't share 'divine parents' and 'sensible brother' but a bond beyond quotes. Remember people are born with their kind problems. Owing to many of cowards who blame destiny and people around for all ungratefullness;  few being focused keep going to achieve ultimate goal ; so understand the process as you are likely to be one of 'few' and have very keen inner strength. You have charismatic persona that you built up yourself ; positivity and gratitude will make it long lasting.

One last advice: Many times when things are not in our hand 'Win-win situation' could be a help.

"Live up to the full extent of your beautiful life by shaking one hand to responsibilities and hold self-esteem by other one."- Dad.

Always with you to remind  " you are too special". Blessed to love you sister.

Belated happy birthday!!!!