Elders need to develop and sustain some hobby or activity even while younger to keep them occupied physically, mentally and spiritually as they age. In the absence of any such activity, they usually begin to look to their children and grandchildren for emotional sustenance, making them the sole focus of their attention.
Listening to me lament about my lack of craft skills one day, while admiring one of her projects, she simply said,
“But you write so well, Pati!”
Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt, you see. It often makes for familiar comfort of each other’s quirks and even annoying habits!
The boy had learnt his lesson in compassion from two mice – one a big field rat in a trap and one a tiny dead mouse.
As the country desperately fights COVID-19, in the locked-in mode, what we need is the Vikram Batra-kind of a loftier ‘more’ in our dils, to make us better human beings.
Romance can be found in the unlikeliest things–even in a warm bhutta!
Father was a man of many parts, but as a storyteller, he was nonpareil.
We have come a long way from fiddling helplessly with keyboard as we Skype with our granddaughter. But the excitement and joy are still the same as we ‘enter’ each other’s homes!
The house was spick and span – the beds all made up, the table free of clutter, the kitchen sparkling… The house had never been this clean even when I was around. I was pretty impressed. It all seemed too good to be true.
It is not often that a childhood passion turns into a career option. For the younger one, it has been wheels and roads and Scout My Trip is a logical progression #aageseright!
For any relationship to thrive, the most important thing needed is space – not necessarily physical.
Go that extra mile for a better relationship.
Information overload can adversely affect children in more ways than one, mainly robbing them of their innocence.