4 decades ago, childhood memories
He was 2 years, old.
* When he had grown up enough to understand that he was farting,
He was surprised, a bit.
What was going on?
He uttered: mummy, ‘number two is whistling’.
* Like all enthusiastic parents, we wanted him to learn every thing faster.
He could rattle the numbers up to 200.
His lullaby for sleeping was: to speak alternatively with me, the natural numbers.
He would sleep, while doing this.
He learnt quickly from pictorial dictionary: names of animals and different variety of fish.
But he could not progress beyond ‘K’, in English alphabet.
Reason was pretty simple.
‘K’ reminded him of ‘cake’.
He used to stop there, and demanded cake.
Now he is 40 and I am 70
Now, he looks after me.
He was hurt, when he observes my worn-out clothes.
He bullied me, literally ragged me and confiscated the old garments to dispose off suitably.
I was hurt, but I liked it.
Now, he is a father, and he is doing, what I experienced 40 years ago.
He thinks – he is doing a better job.
His son, will have same views, later.
Every new generation assesses itself as smarter
Every new generation feels they are better or they can do better.
If it was true, humanity in present era would have been better off, than what it was a few millenniums ago.
But it is not so.
Our devilish traits are still clinging with us.
There is just a cosmetic change due to technological advances; that’s it!
We claim to be more civilised than our forefathers.
We continue to harbor: jealousy, hatred, violence, attachment, and intolerance.
Humanity lives on, in spite of all this.
A never ending phenomenon,
A wonderful creation of God.
A perfect design!
Action speaks louder than words
My spouse had an emergent health problem.
I informed my son, and rushed to hospital, as he advised me.
It was a pleasant surprise to see him, early in the morning, in the hospital.
He is staying ‘2-hours-flight’ away.
He was a big support, during his stay.
His words were a bit acidic,
But his deed was all honey.
Thank you, God!
I am relieved.
My sons would provide the much needed moral support, and logistic support to her, when I am not around.
God bless them, they are on right path.
God made mothers, because He couldn’t be everywhere.
I concur with, previous statement partly;
He is God, and can be everywhere.
Its an old quotation in honour of our mothers.
They are Godlike to all of us.