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August 08, 2009

With a heavy heart.

Last day at my parents'. Off to Madras tomorrow and then to Zurich on Tuesday. I don't know if Im relieved or sad. I told Ashu the other day, "Look Ashu, you should nt cry at the airport like last time. This time Appa is not here and Im alone with you and Antu. So you ve to cooperate ok?" My dad interrupted and said, "No,no.Sshes a good girl. She wont cry. Will you, Ashu?" "Yes thatha, I will cry", replied Ashu. Sigh! Was packing like crazy today. Seems as if I ve already developed roots here. The kids toys and books are all over the house. Our clothes are neatly stacked in the cupboard and I dont feel like packing them off and see an empty shelf. I dont know how my folks are going to bear it when they come back here from Madras to an empty house. Especially Antus soft babble and Ashus ear piercing "thaaaathaaaaa".

(Oh by the way, my knight in shining armor (Hd for the uninitiated!) is on his way to Madras fom ZRH right now. He ll reach tomorrow and then accompany us back on Tuesday. A sudden decision he took yesterday. I begged him not to and to please give me the ticket money in cash instead. The man would nt relent. But its such a relief. Suddenly I feel less burdened. As if someone took a load off my chest. Thanks, hon.)

In the evening, I was sitting on the terrace looking at the sky. Every evening, a flock of bight green parrots keep flying from one tree to another. Some 20 of them, either in small flocks or in one big flock. I can hear their loud "kee, kee, kee" a whole minute before spotting them. One cant see their color if we look at them against the blue sky. But when they all turn in unison against the backdrop of the huge neem tree, the gorgeous green color is sure to take ones breath away. It takes mine away every time. I dont think it can ever get boring. I have never been as blissful as I am at that moment. The going and sitting in the terrace waiting for the birds, then to hear their voice, then to see the flock and wait with bated breath just to get the glimpse of the green, the smile it brings to your lips, then just like that, the birds disappear. You dont know if you are happy or sad. But you are hopeful. That there will be a tomorrow. Somehow, all this makes me understand how my parents feel. For their grand kids. Sorry, Ma&Pa.

On that note (a la Tharini ;), wipe your tears and get ready for Ashus latest fad for silly jokes. Heres a sample.
Why did Tigger look into the toilet?








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He was looking for Pooh!


ROTFLOL!

23 comments:

Praveen said...

hmm going back home from grand parents place used to me cry too as a kid.
Have a safe trip.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. Best mix of emotions & humor; How do you do it? You are the Best Boo.
Seetha

Rohini said...

I can imagine Boo. I see my mum pretty often, being just a two-hour flight away and all- but I still feel like this when I come away :(

Ashu's joke is hilarious!

eve's lungs said...

Yo Boo . I used to feel that way every time I visited Ma - so did Srin and Tani . But that adds to the magic doesnt it ? And creates beautiful memories for the children when they grow older .
So chin up , my dear and one big hug from Ruma mashi

eve's lungs said...

BTW - Ashu is quite a wag I see !Loved her potty humour .

Anupama said...

I can relate with you Boo..My sister lives in the UK and every time she leaves after a vacation its like she's taking a part of us with her..her imprints are everywhere..in the old clothes she's left behind in the wardrobe,the bath gel in the bath room..u get it.I always thought with each passing year it will get better ..but it never has untill now!!!

L said...

Have a safe trip back to Zurich!!

Lakshmi

Tharini said...

Aww! How awesome that HD is making it! Good for you! I can understand the bitter sweetness of this time. Hang in there...for a heavy heart always gets lighter.

Btw, what was the a la Tharini reference about? Didn't get it. :D, but happy enough to be connected to in a post. he he. :D

Anonymous said...

haha.. good one from Ashu. :)

-San

Itchingtowrite said...

ROTFL at the joke

Artnavy said...

take care and bye

see u soon again - maybe Dec??

Swati said...

awww

Anonymous said...

Hi Boo,

Monday morning you made my heart heavy....My parents just left for India and house is so empty....(I am in US)

By the way your HD is the best....

have a safe trip....

Sujatha Ramesh

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Just came back from India and this post is so relatable ... didn't realise I would crave to go back there within a week of landing here :(

mybabynaren said...

Loved that joke!

Uma said...

My daughter should feel lucky - with both grandparents right here giving her the freedom to shuttle between the two places at will. Well, you guessed it, she is pampered! Thoroughly!

dipali said...

What a beautiful post, Boo. I hope you have a comfortable flight back to Zurich, and settle down again quickly, with great memories of your visit home.

Anupama` said...

So are u back in zurich now?

Kodi's Mom said...

your HD flew all the way just so you don;t have to fly alone?
okay, next time you complain about him......

pacha kili - beautiful.

Munchkin said...

Have a safe and stress free journey back home !

Munchkin said...

Have a safe and stress free journey back home !

Shilpa said...

Where are you Boo? Missing your witty humourous posts.

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