Monday, July 18, 2016

1st Heartbreak!

Neetu sat patiently waiting for him to come. She looked around but could not see him.
She hoped he will come before his parents came home. This was her little secret that she cherished. She knew that her parents would never approve of this. She didn’t want to get caught when these moments gave her the happiness she has been yearning for.
It was not that her parents were bad, it was just that they were strict and wanted her to study and be the “good girl”. She had always wanted them to approve of what she does but they were too busy to notice this. Being a single child, she felt bored at home doing everything herself. All her friends lived quite far and she was not allowed to go alone to meet them. The one time she had thrown tantrum to go to her friend’s place, her mother had made her sit in the dining table and tried to explain the “safety” reasons of not allowing her to go alone. But it didn’t help her mood and only made her angrier.
She still remembered the day she met him. It was a lazy afternoon and she was bored. In no mood to study, she went out in the backside near the gate to sit and enjoy the slight breeze. The gate was always locked. She sensed someone staring at her. She got scared and was about to go back to the house when she saw his eyes.
Those dark brown eyes were staring at her. She stood frozen in her place as she saw him and knew she was in love with him.
Soon they started meeting every day at the same time. She started looking forward to each day with fresh energy. She realized what love can do to your life. She tried to hide her enthusiasm behind her day to day mundane tasks so that no one suspected.
After almost 6 months after the 1st meet, today he didn’t come yet. He was always on time. It was cloudy and seemed like it might rain any time. She kept waiting and waiting and then headed back inside wondering what happened.
She waited the next day but he didn’t come. Soon a week passed and finally she could not bear it and broke down. When her mother came back home, she found Neetu crying.
She tried to cajole her and tell her, but Neetu just could not stop crying and didn’t say a word.
She kept looking outside waiting for her prince to come and call her out – meow.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ghost in the Pipes! or House!

As the princess (she is called this by her friends but I have always seen her dress unlike-princess!)sat in front of laptop, I peeped from behind and saw her google for shrieking shower and found the answer as "faulty faucets". Bless these new technologies and the technical terms it keeps throwing! Soon the Biker(I have always seen him with camera and not bike!) came and they laughed over the shower incident and slept off.

I wondered how long these 2 new folks will stick on here. This was my place and all the previous folks who stayed had left this house thinking it was some kind of bad omen but then they never realized that it was because of me!

The next day again, princess got scared of the shower for a second and then reminding biker to get a plumber to fix it, both of them left. With the whole house to myself, I started snooping around.

They had not unpacked everything but the 1st things I saw outside were some kind of strips of colorful papers and glues etc even before all her clothes! And there was something called x-box next to tv and camera! What a weird couple!

I love each time someone new come and live in this house. I have been around for more than 200 years and seen this house grow from a small ranch cottage to an uptown house! After playing around for sometime, once I get bored I make them leave! I have realized that the only way to get people to leave the house was to get the family members fight among each other and they will believe all this stupid superstitions of the house bringing all the bad luck and they leave!

But this is the 1st time, I am seeing such a crazy family - couple.

As these 2 are spending their time decorating the house, am trying to figure out the language they talk and especially the expressions of the princess. Every woman has such various expressions but this girl - for everything, she has same expression!

Only couple of days ago, they came back with a few friends. All were happy but sad. Biker got a job! And she says - I hate you! And that too with the same expression!

Its almost 1 month since they have shifted and I am amazed/amused by these 2! Life is never going to be dull!

I see this princess typing in this laptop daily while she is watching something else, and also cooking and also trying to read a book!

I think I might let these 2 stay here for a while and shall update you all soon! ;)

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Fool!

How life can change in a week! And that too in a total mixed bag.

On one end we were celebrating the arrival of a new joy to our family and very soon on the other end, tearful farewell to another soul! Mind and heart needs the power to handle and deal with situations that we have to face suddenly.

And such times are the ones when you see your parents and uncles/aunts at their emotional breakdown and you realize that you need to step up and take care of them and the roles have slowly reversed!

There are times I wonder why life is cruel also.

I got a chance to visit Vishranthi yesterday. It’s a place of destitute women. What started as a small Monday afternoon ladies club of meeting and sharing ideas and recipes and having “ladies time” soon turned to a charitable trust which led to this place called Vishranthi. Right now providing shelter for 170 women, this is one of the well known homes being run in Chennai.

Ironically, the woman who started this amazing service, Savithri Vaithi, is currently immobile and can’t talk. She has been like this for past 3 years! Seeing her like that broke our hearts and wondered what is there in life when a person who has done such wonderful deed in life and gave shelter and life to countless women has to suffer like this!

There are lots to cherish from the past, there are lots to think and feel for from the past but then we need to realize that it’s the present that is most important because there is a future lying waiting for us to make our present memorable for the past!

P.S – Too many things in my mind, especially emotions. This is just one of way of letting it out! 

P.S 1- April fool, well am sure you must have thought some hilarious post was coming up! :P Sigh. My pathetic attempt! (Just ignore it)