It is that time of the year again – a time to catch up with family.
Times have changed from when families could afford to live together and spend all their time with each other — often getting on each other’s nerves and under each other’s foot, but also being a support! Today we have to measure the times together in small doses and stretch and make the memories last till the next time we can be together again. For technology can only give us the ‘virtual feel,’ but never replace the virtual experience. Skype and phone are fine, but nothing can replace the 4D effect of the actual thing. Everything else takes second place as togetherness takes primary place in the scheme of things.
The trains and flights are full of those who are visiting their children/parents. It is endearing to see the older folks eagerly counting the hours and the minutes when they will be united with their family. We do the same as we fly towards our children. All the fatigue of travel, the jet lag and the interminable wait at the immigration vanishes when we see the beaming faces of the older brat and his family as the little one shyly smiles at her grandparents. She sure must be feeling gleeful about having two willing attendants who would be dancing to her tune in the coming weeks.
We relax completely as the L&M enjoys a show on the TV with the Daughter, and I share a joke with her; and the older Brat looks pleased as punch as he sees his parents having a wonderful time — seeing the wheel come a full circle. I am at the moment busy prancing with my granddaughter and having loads of fun. She made me run a race today in the garden! We miss the younger Brat , but of course he will join us back in Delhi next month when I can say that ‘the cup overfloweth.’
What this long-winded introduction means is that the Cybernag will not be seen so regularly on her own blog or those of her friends whom she follows diligently. Do indulge her and bear with her. And please don’t go away, she will be back, ‘break ke baad, with more stories and nag the daylights out of you all!