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Growing up to be….

10/24/2009 4 comments

A week after the little guy turned 3, the little guy put his stethoscope around his neck and proclaimed, “Naan biiiiiiiiiiigggg boy aaanna aprome, Dr.A mathiri, Dr. Naren agaporaen”. (When I am a big boy, I will be Dr.Naren, like Dr. A- his peds).

Approximately 12hrs passed and this time he made another proclamation. “Naan biiiiiiiiiiigggg boy aaanna aprome, Policeman aagi, Arj, Ank a nalla adi adi podaporaen.” (When I am a big boy, I will a Policeman and I will beat up Arj and Ank –  2 of his classmates, who recently had an altercation with the boy. He has been thought that only Policemen have the rights to beat up other people, especially when someone commits a mistake. I see that the lesson has been well imbibed).

My heart is swelling with pride, that it could blast out any moment now. I see my duties very clearly cut out for me since this seems to be the stage when he can understand that he can be whatever he well pleases to be and I have to introduce him to a lot of professions out there.

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Finally!

06/10/2009 2 comments

So I finally finished the shopping for welcoming the new baby…that is the brother’s baby. I just need to pack and send it out tomorrow. I have been doing this shopping for almost a month now…picking up a pack of socks here, a cute onsie pack there, a pretty dress now and a pack of home wear clothes and so on. Finally I promised B, to be done today and then to be shipped tomorrow.

When I was shopping, I had this totally weird thing happen to me. Looking at all those clothes, I wanted to have a another child myself. I mean this thought was so strong that I totally forgot about all the things that happened when I had Naren. This feeling shocked me so much, that I had to sit down for a few minutes. Now I know that there is no question about “if” I wanted another child. It’s just a matter of the timing. Naren is almost 3…so another year or 2 maybe.

When we were in India, many people (relatives) would say, ” Don’t stop with just one child, like your sister did. Have another…they will need each other, later on in life”. I would just shrug it off and say, “Hmm, let me think about it”. But now I know for sure.  They will be happy when I say this to them, because I now know that it was for the best of my child. My parents had 4 children and my Uncle 5. I always wondered, if it was for status symbol that they had so many children..but I guess not. The more the merrier, no? Let’s see what God has in store for us.

 

Will post pic of the care package in the next post.

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Memoirs of a Geisha

05/22/2009 8 comments

I am sure many have read this book and many more have seen the movie, but I only recently chanced upon the book in the library. I saw the movie, say about 2-3months back and it didn’t leave much of a lasting impression…though it did for a small time. But the book in itself, which I just finished reading has left such an impression, that I am sure that I won’t forget about it for a very long time.

Nitta Sayuri, the central character of this book, tells the story as she sees it. The characters though fictional, feel very real. It may have to do with how the author begins the story that may have created that illusion, but the characters come alive in his vivid description and story telling. He goes into such beautiful description about each and every thing…explaining elaborately the various aspects of a geisha’s life. When Sayuri, tells the Chairman in the end, that the only aim in her life after having met him for the very first time in her life, was for her destiny to be interwined with his and him, the novel becomes a classic love story.

Though the book was lovely to read, it did leave a melancholy feeling or rather has left me anxious…for reasons unknown to me. I guess I was far too involved in the reading of the book. After reading the book, I feel that the movie has captured only about 75% of the books real flavor yet at the time, I watched it I was so very moved by it. I mean to say that the author has a wonderful way of spell binding his readers, in the way he writes, drawing us deep into the contents and unconsiously making us see the events, just as one would have been a part of it and not just reading about it. And this is his very first literary work! I am amazed.

Nitta Sayuri will remain in my memory forever and for that I think, I am going to get my own copy of the book. It has been a very long time, since a book has affected me this largerly and I think the last book that I loved so much was “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

If you haven’t read the book, go grab a copy and read it…I am sure, you will love it or even turn teary eyed, just as I am. I can’t wait for the husband to come home, so I can download it upon him too….I mean what I feel. He doesn’t read books.

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