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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Full circle

Recently my maternal grandpa passed on. It was a period of disbelief and pain that only time can heal, leaving in its wake fond memories, and a knowledge that there is a star out there that shines blessings on us always.

On the big screen, when an elderly person is on his deathbed,his near and dear would gather around to express how much they love him and the elderly would pass on pearls of wisdom and knowledge that he has learnt over his lifetime or make his last wishes known.

This is hogwash.In real life, the person is often so ill or unaware of his surroundings that there is no time to say good bye to his loved ones.No warning.A few signs sometimes, that we hope modern science can trade valuable life for money spent on expensive procedures.And even this comes with a no-guarantee clause.No time to pay respects and utter those words that a person never gets to hear in his lifetime---of how much he meant to everyone and know what we meant to him.

And death does come as a shock.We can never be really prepared for the harsh, cold reality of it, even if it lurks in a dark corner of our conscience that it is inevitable.It is that ungraspable thing that makes life so elusive when we want to hold on to it.

When young,we are busy living childhood in the warm embrace of doting elders and as adults we are too caught up in our own life's meshes of growing up,career,marriage and raising our own family coming full circle without adding an important aspect to our ever growing data base- heritage.Who we were and where we come from are an integral part of what we stand for and represent.In a place where the world has shrunk,with rapid changes in technology, it is still not too late.Find your true identity and dig into your history coz the clock is ticking.After all we are mortal.


Gowri Rao said...

So true sapna. i keep thinking about this stuff often.

Gowri Rao said...

i am very sorry about ur loss sapna... memories can help u move on.

mindmidget said...

Thanks Gowri. Yes,it was a difficult time and as you said some memories that were buried inside,that were actually forgotten are surfacing .It is nice to remember people who were part of our growing years.