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.
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.
The L&M worries that some Corona virus might stick to my hair when I go out and since I can’t afford to wash my hair every day, I have to plan the garbage run meticulously to coincide with my hair-wash day. And that entails more planning.
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.
I have often wondered about what makes a friendship either tick or zonk out.
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!
For any relationship to thrive, the most important thing needed is space – not necessarily physical.
Go that extra mile for a better relationship.
An L&M post for Valentine’s Day, especially since neither of us give it even a thought? Gasp! My regular readers are sure to do a double take when they see the title and read the post, for this one is a little ‘hatke’. The man himself was mighty pleased and smiled smugly. After all, he has […]
They say that men are not useful around the house and that they can’t do housework. Well, they haven”t met the L&M, then!
Over the years I have ceded my living room more times than C P and Berar has been ceded in the annals of Indian history!