Sunday, 16 June 2013

My Blessing !

"Blessed are those who snuggle and hug, spoil and pamper, boast and brag, for they shall be called Grandmothers !"-Anonymous.

Time flees so very fast. Doesn't it ? Today you see yourself hand in hand with someone special and in a jiffy, you're just left with that memory to reminiscence. Its been two years and not a day goes by without me recollecting you each day ! How surprising is it ? I live each day, feeling that void in my life which can only be filled by you. This person I'm talking about, stands above everything in my life. My Grandmother. I know everyone of you have that lovely bond with your grandmother, yet I will stand firm on my feet and say-"My grandmother rules !".

Two years ago. Same day. Fateful night. She goes to sleep. My world goes upside down. Next morning she's still sleeping, in a box. I crash at her feet all day long. Tears. Helplessness. Those memories still haunt me each day. Reminding me that I've lost the most valuable possession in my life. YOUR LOVE GRANNY. YOU. YOUR TOUCH. YOUR HUG. YOUR SMILE.

I still have so many memories of you. All so real. All of them still breathing. These are a few of the many many stupendous things that I always miss in my life !

1. Her phone call every month. Each time she got her pension, I was the first one she rang up from that one-rupee booth. I remember her bugging the booth guy for coins. All sweet granny talk she did. Oh ! What love she had for me ! Once she completes the call, she got my phone recharged, without fail. With little money she had, she always made a point to share it with her cranky grandaughter.

2.  Her yumm yumm food. She cooked with all her heart. Always. When I used to come home all tired and hungry, super granny came to the rescue. Say whatever, food she fed me will always top the charts of any  amazing diner ever.

3. Her  *awwiieeee* pampering. I loved cuddling up in her lap and dozing off with a book, while she always kept nurturing me. She magically took away all the pain in my heart with her soothing touch.

4. Her style of braiding my hair. Trust me, she does wonders with braiding the hair. She would beat any *so-called-stylists* any day. She loved long hair and I loved flaunting it for her. Just for her.

5. Her *secret-sneak-in* treats. She got me so many chocolates and turned me into chubby girl. She always got me a treat. I turned into a child, with all chuckles at the sight of it.

I could go on. And on. She meant the WORLD to me. She still is ! She took care of me. More than a mother. She made me live. She taught me to survive. She taught me love.

Oh granny-If you're listening, I want to tell you that I love you. I love you more with each passing day. I hug my pillow and cry away in your memory. Today when big things are happening in my life, I do not get to see you. I do not get to come running to you, hug you and tell you, "Look my heroine ! I got a job ! I am an Engineer !" I never get to cry in your lap. I never get to wake up in the night scared and sleep by your side. I never get to give you that foot massage. I never get to laugh insanely with you. I never get to hug you, my love ! Wherever you are angel, I miss you.

All I wanted to convey was, no matter how old you get each day, you grow into a lil' baby for your grandparents. They love. They scold. They nag. They care. However they are, love them. Love them always. Not everyone is unfortunate like me to lose both of them. If you have any of your grandparents still present in your life, GO FRIKKIN TELL THEM, HEY I LOVE YOU MY YOUNGSTER ! If you have lost them, today, sit down. Pray. Pray for their beautiful souls, for there is no greater love like it.

R.I.P MY LOVE ! You will always live. You will always breathe. You will always be cherished. You are my savior. My angel. My blessing.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Forever Young !

Well the thought for this article popped into my head while I was playing with a 3 year old kid this morning. I know kids are adorable and etcetera, but I came across the cutest sight today. This little girl sat down on the floor, with her legs crossed, holding a bowl of chocolate powder. She was extremely careful in making sure, not to spill a spoon out of the bowl.

There's nothing great to that sight, yet she made me smile, thinking of how insanely unblemished that time of childhood is ! If you recollect, I'm pretty sure everyone of us love that one phase of life. Love it ? Oh I would give up everything to live those days again. So, I had this genius idea of listing some classic cliches of that phase.

1. School days ! Putting on those lil' uniforms and those pigtails, kitty backpack, as your mom drags you to school, while you're trying to fake an ache in every possible part of your body. Now ? mother throws on a bucket of water and you drag yourself to go to work, or your boss calls up to give you that early morning blessing while you imagine him being hit by something or drop dead. Also, we take an hour to pick up what to wear that day. Big task, ain't it ?

2. Fights ! Rolling in the mud and hitting each other, while parents pull you away from your so-called-enemy. And why is he your enemy ? He must have either poked you with a pencil or secretly ate up your snack pack. These days ? Reasons can be either getting into a brawl while the traffic gets jammed or Oh! you know what ? he/she put up a status on facebook, which I'm pretty sure it's about me so let me scratch his/her eyes out.

3. Friends ! You make friends with the ones who play with you all the time and share their lunch boxes with you. You would do anything to have that play time fun and never let them go. These days ? If I ask you hey, what's your best friend doing these days ? And I get the reply, I'm not really sure, but I do remember him/her liking my status the other day. I should ping him/her.

4. Parties and Makeup ! You put on your frippery frock or your favorite T-Shirt with Ben 10 on it. Cover your face with talcum powder and *this solely applies to lil girls* lipstick out of the lines. The only excitement would be,"Yay ! I'll get to eat the cake!". Present crowd ? Party ?*this again applies to girls* OMG ! I have a party coming up in a month. I better start shopping now. I have to get a dress, shoes, accessories and blabbityyy blaaah ! *What a huge task, ain't it ?*
And guys ? Let's pick something, drown yourself in perfume and text your friend, "Let's get wasted brother!"

5. Decisions and Responsibilities ! The only big task then was to decide how well to lie to your teacher, to cover up the fact that your mom/dad did the homework for you. Now ? Decide your life, career, aims, goals, life partner, mba or gre or gmat or some other crappy exam *zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*

6. Thoughts ! The only thought then was which game to play in the next break, when will I get my barbie or my hotwheels track. Now ? How do I update my status in a way it taunts him/her ? How do I make enough money, to get that car ? How do I pay my credit card bill ? How do I get those steve madden's next month ? *waaahhhhhhhhhhh! I'll faint now*

Realize how demented life became now ? We hardly have time for ourselves, let alone the time to reminiscence your memories. I know career and everything else comes first, but don't you miss that life where innocence played a huge part ?

Let's go back. Live that time again. Take a leap of faith. Make a list. Burn Crackers. Call your bestie and say, I Love You ! Hug your security guard and say, "thank you." Someone sad ? Leave a cute message. Make them smile. Get a paint-ball gun. Do gardening. Play cricket in the streets. Break a window glass. Ride a bicycle. Get onto a truck. Play in the hay. Cuddle street dogs. Buy a book for the slum kid. Be a santa for someone deprived. Do wild things. Shout out loud. Travel. Be a hippie. Stay forever young!