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)