When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu
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It's a story of how people , no matter whatever aged , however rich , however weak
And why not ?
They have imparted their life thoroughly throughout!
When they were kids , they played the role of learning to grow , learning values , friendships , respecting others and imparting the same .
The maze followed them in their adulthood when they had to leave such standards of responsibility and learn and abide by the new set of directions channelized to them.worked hard to make a civilised life ahead , earned well to prosper family.Gave up every wish that their childhood stories had in, inorder to make the stream of luxury to their loved ones ..
No complaints yet !
*Selflessnss* makes you *priceless* and who can better suit such difficult tags ,lest *parents*
It was a small puja in my house on the occassion of my parents 28' th anniversary.My grandparents no more bless us from the earth , their blessings somehow had a semipermeable persona where we could nt see them along with.
This was a time , I and my brother were busy getting some good gifts to please our lovely parents , who have given up their every desire to give us a wonderful life , we live today .
It was not planned but some how we had a talk and took a saree and kurta for my nani and nanu too.
That day we called them in our house for the puja and eternal immutatable blessings they could give ,
They weren't well much
As 90 years of age had ruined both their intellect and body, but hearing mom "koi bat nahi " in a tone of disappointment, somehow gave them chills to come to our place as they couldn't still ruin her love .
Yes , Love ,it is time, situation, feasibility independent, that's the thing about love .
Their sudden visit taking a full auto rickshaw to my place was a feeling even heaven cudnt match .
That broken tooth , spreading the most cheerful smile ...
Those white hairs , platted steeper than mountains somehow showed a mountain of *I am here till the end for my children* reflected their beauty of heart and love for their children
Those glittery eyes searched , the missing warmth .
Seemed he wanted to be a part of that puja ,
But not every thing runs with desire, his body didn't complemented him much so he said he would sleep here as he couldn't resist sitting on the chair much ...
We gave them good seat and offered them water. He slept for sometime .
When the entire puja ended
I gave nanu , the kurta
And Nani one saree.
I being a layman to their experience of life , never thought a kurta and a saree could mean thiisssssssss much , I guess infinity did had a measure !
The gift made him cry ! He wore it that moment despite thinking where he was , who were there aside him.
And the first thing he did was to ask his lady love , who had given him 50 years of togetherness in every thing and was continuing to do the same " achha lgraha hu na?"
That moment broke me into tears , and made me realise
Your age , your weaknes, your body that no more hormonises you pretty well , the time that went back , the time that never stopped , the anguishes that weren't calmed , that desire of wearing that dress , but couldn't ,
that once happened but ,
life and it's struggles for a set of dozens of work and necessities didn't made it possible and what not !
doesnt stop your "wishes" your" love" your "desire "
Age has a limit , love doesn't
That piece of cloth to them was not just a dress they were given ,but the idea of getting a gift , the thought of being treated important , the thought of being the one worth given a thought , the emotions made them feel somthng words would be too less to explain.
That day , that broad smile had its extreme
That happiness knew no bounds
That life felt worth the struggles upheld
Yes that feeling was divine , yes I lived too see " how eternity feels to be "