Friday, December 16, 2011

Mommy Love!

The old world met the new.

My Mum wrote me a letter. Yes, a proper letter. No, not an email. A letter. Written on ruled paper and in Hindi. How charmingly old world-ish is that?

I really cannot recall when I got a letter last (except for the bills that we get in the post here in London).And one from Mum, never before!

However, the letter was not posted to me. Instead, as soon as my mother finished writing the letter, my brother fetched his ipad, clicked a picture and Imessaged it to me.

That is how the old world met the new. But that is not the point of this post.

So I was about to finish work when I got the picture of the letter sent to me by my brother. I squinted here and  there to read it, I enalrged the image, I turned my iphone upside down, I did every thing possible to read the letter till I was able to figure out each and every word.

And then I re read the letter.

And then re re read the letter.

 And then re re re read the letter.

Almost tearing up each time I read it.

I will not go into the details of the 2 page letter as it is too personal. Suffice to say that it was the sweetest, loveliest letter I have ever set eyes on. My Mum had been (uncharacteristically, might I add) missing me terribly and she thought of just penning down her feelings.She told me that she missed me, she told me what all she missed ( including me being so busy studying the whole day that I would not even take a bath- how charming :/) and how unfair it was that I now live hundreds and thousands of kilometers away from her.

Anyways, like I said, I read the letter about a trillion-gazillion times.Infact after work that day, I went out with some people to a jazz club. Dimly lit, excellent music, great food. But all I could think of was Ma's letter.

Such is the power of words.
Such is the power of love.

I realized that day that when you truly love someone( your spouse, your parents, your siblings, your kids, your friends) its like this thick rope connecting two hearts, securing the two hearts, empowering the two hearts. One heart writes and the other reads. One heart says and the other hears..

And sometimes, one heart says a little bit and the other heart understands everything.


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Shekhar said...

Moms are the greatest, aren't they? :)

Raam Pyari said...

They sure are :) no two ways about that one!

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Bubblegum.... said...

I am gonna make my mom write a letter now inplace of mails!! :) :P Lovely!!

Bikramjit said...

Mommies are the besttttt..
I have all the letter when i was in hostel she would write ..


Blue Lotus said...

Ha,a letter from mom.isn't that really priceless?

My mom has never written me letters.Why waste time when you can nag and pester over the phone?

But when I say something totally stupid and she gives out this laugh,it makes my day...I guess it's the same for her...

Dee said...

Touched yo read such a lovely post on mommy lobe

Dee said...

Touched yo read such a lovely post on mommy lobe

Manjulika Pramod said...

Mum are the first world we see... they r the best.

SCORPRIA... said...

wow!! hugs to your Ma! :)

i still have old letters my dad wrote me while i was a tiny lil girl. and reading it now is like...WOW! :)

off topic: i don't like that my comments on your posts are linked to my old blog :(

Gayu said...

Letters..they are the best when it comes to express the feelings in the heart...
and mum's just love you in a special way hai na..???

Sakshi said...

awwwie :)

Chakoli said...

Ahhh... thats the sweet thing :)

♪♪Happy Go Lucky♪♪ said...

That was so sweet!!
And in Hindi!
Beautiful! :)
That was the most wonderful, thoughtful thing ever!!

Ps: Loved your blog :)

Riya said...

Finished reading ur book half an hour before and loved it so much. Checked ur website and felt proud that you belongs to Lucknow from where I do.

Awesome book i must say *smiling*

palak said...

u write really well :) hats off!