700 – That’s the number of post I will be reaching soon. It took me more than 4 and half year of existence to reach here. Its been a journey, a journey to my past, present and future. Many people have never met me but had been a part of the journey. On the occasion of 700th post, I continue with the tradition of Full2 Faltu, when I invite guest writers to write. The guest posts are for 15 writers and it will continue till 699.
These writers have chosen to write to be a part of charity. I hope you like what they write. They would love your comments.
Presenting the next in the series. The earlier being
Well, actually, I am pretty similar to other human beings and look like one of you. But this is what my 1 and ½ year old niece thinks.
I may not (actually DO NOT) look like Aishwarya Rai, but then anybody’s eyes won’t miss the thing that I also have the looks of human beings… I have 2 eyes, 1 nose, 2 ears, 1 mouth, 2 hands and 2 legs, like everybody else… like Aishwarya Rai. May be, the only reason that I do not look like Ash, is that she has more number of hair on her scalp than my scalp has!!!. Phew… just because of couple of hair, India missed another Ash… 😉
It does not matter to me that I do not look like somebody well known, but it matters to me that my niece thinks that I look like a laptop, and if not then like a mobile phone. Now all of you must be wondering why she thinks like this… the reason being she has seen me only twice, first time, when she was 3 months old and second time, when she was 1 year old. Now, she can’t relate me to those couple of days stay with us.
She calls me “Nana“. Now don’t ask me why… because there is a real difficult logic behind her calling me nana… and only Oriya people can understand the logic. I don’t want to make you guys confused. So, I am being called “Nana” by my niece. And every time, she encounters with her “nana”, it is either through phone or voice chatting. I do not use a web cam, so she never sees me.
Yeah, people are very much connected in the electronic way, but still there is a huge gap in their relationships.
Why do people leave near & dear ones and go so far away that, relationships become memories only? I hope that I will stay with the people I love for my whole life. I don’t want my children to grow up in a lonely house. Every child is blessed with so many loving relationships, apart from mummy and papa. Still its whole world revolves around those two figures only. It is said that grandparents relive their childhood through their grandchildren. But today’s grandparents do not get that chance… forget about reliving their childhood, they crave for just to have a glance of their grandchildren… they live with just a hope that someday everybody will come back to them and they will, once again, live together.
My parents are no different. My brother went abroad, settled there and even if he returns, he will live in Mumbai. He won’t come back to live with my parents at Bhubaneswar… Bhubaneswar does not give him much chance for earning more. My niece has started speaking recently. She speaks with a sweet voice about every this and that. My parents wait for their call to hear her say anything. May be, next time she visits India, she would be speaking clearly.
After few years, she will grow up to a young lady. And my parents won’t have even the memories of her growing up. I left Bhubaneswar 2 years back. And in couple of years, I will get married and stay with my husband and his family. Then what about my parents??? Well, they have already accepted this fact and trying to live alone. They are not telling us anything, but deep down their hearts, they crave for a complete family.
Someday, we will also be in a stage where our children will leave us and go away. Those days are just a corner away…. You blink and couple of hair on your scalp will turn grey.
I just wish, I can change this… and my niece does no more think that, I look like a laptop…