Adi has taken to calling me up every weekend. And I treat it as a welcome break from the monotony of life where I spend most of my time listening to ‘grown-up’ people – and it can get really bugging if all they do is crib.....about life, about work, about salary...or preach about the same. So this is how one gets to spend some 'quality time' , eh? And they have the guts to complain that I do not speak much. Sigh....!!! Old habits die hard.....:).
Coming back to Adi, our conversation revolves around what he does from morning till noon (afternoon is the time for his nap, you see). I love to hear it from a child's perspective. Life seems so simple. Sometimes he asks the strangest of questions like “Why can’t you come and live here only?”, “Why do you have to work?” etc. I feel it quite strange coming from a four year old. Sometimes, one has to make allowance for the young. Keeping this in mind, I attempt to answer all his curious questions. The innocence in them is a refreshing change. Thank God that I am still able to recognize it....
Lately Mom has taken to ‘affixing’ a sprig of jasmine in my hair. She does it so silently that I am half unaware of it until I get a whiff of fresh jasmine flowers. Though I feel that’s slightly unprofessional, what the heck......if it makes her happy, so be it.
Sometimes, I realize, one has to make allowance for the old as well.......;).