Saturday, August 09, 2008

4

i know this old woman
who
talks loudly about
the benefits of yoga
and
her hatred for class four

and that lady
who
can talk endlessly about
the enchantress of florence
and
quotes milton a little too effortlessly

and a daughter
who
spent endless years worrying about
the legacy of her father
and
if she could immortalise it somehow

and the mother
who
is always complaining about
her elder son who is no good
and
how he will leave her one day

*

but when im lucky i meet this girl
who
talks about
life with a giggle in her smile
and
why she prefers beedis to cigarettes
---

Happy Birthday, Mom.

I may be far away, but I've got a glass of champagne in my hand and a smile on my face.

37 comments:

Spunky Monkey said...

Benefits.
And lovely. Happy birthday to your Amma.

Pri said...

awwww all your favourite women are leos.

Pooja said...

happy birthday to ur mommy

Nomad said...

The best yet!

Meera Vijayann said...

lovely!

a million different people said...

And both pretty. :)

Happy birthday to Amma!

Anonymous said...

That was lovely! I hope she had a happy birthday!

Anand Sarolkar said...

Nice one!

Hopscotch said...

Poetic and touching... Should celebrate by lighting a beedi :)

rj said...

How cool is it to have a mom who believes that beedis are better than ciggies! :D

awesome awesome...

Happy Birthday Auntyji! :D

How come no updates since a long time?

J' said...

She is a very special woman...

I hope she had a good time on her birthday...

Give her my regards.

P. said...

Oh, very nice... You pulled all the right strings!! :) Hope you both had a blast on the birthday, no matter where you were. Cairo treateth you well, I trust? Going up to the hills this weekend... Was thinking we really should do that McLeod (or was it Kasaul?) trip when you guys get back!

Perspective Inc said...

Aww.

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San said...

love it. and the quote was my apparently feeble attempt at being ironic. :)

Absolutely Normal Chaos said...

Awesome :) And I think you mean benEfits.

Gauri said...

Cheers to your mum !!

Vidya Natarajan said...

Happy birthday!

frissko said...

:)...Nice b'day gift this...And am totally with the beedis bit...

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Chitty Cat said...

fully sweet :)

Veda said...

Hats off.

Princess Fiona said...

ur mom must be one kick ass aunty if she prefers beedis to ciggies!!!!
sigh...i only pray im as cool when i get older!!!
sexed out post..loved it...

iz said...

Gosh! I wish someone'd write like that about me someday. Wanna be my son/nephew/distant cousin....somthing??????

iz said...

Gosh! I wish someone'd write like that about me someday. Wanna be my son/nephew/distant cousin....somthing??????

Rashi said...

and they'll cry their hearts out on their own b'days for a stupid fact that they hv such a gud kid like u...:)

Priya said...

Awwwwwwwwwww!!!

TS said...

@Iz: Faw show. I can be your Punjabi cousin if you're up for it. Ha ha.

Rohit Talwar said...

Your best. Dig this stuff. Hope she had a memorable one reading this.

TS said...

@Rohit: I hope so too.

siropdevanille said...

Oh so beautifully written... love it, for it made me smile a big happy smile :)

And a belated happy birthday wish to your mom.

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D.M. said...

that was so cute!

Chhavi said...

Lovely!

Tania The Terrible said...

wow tanmay jus wow... i love it... i wish i could write the way u doo ...

Tania The Terrible said...

wow tanmay jus wow... i love it... i wish i could write the way u doo ...

Rohini said...

Really nicely written.