Saturday, December 01, 2007

Joy 'Bloody' Joy

I haven't exactly been the early bird in the last few months. Week-nights and you'll most probably find me watching episodes of 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S'/Coupling/Chanakya/Yes Minister. This usually goes on till late at night, leading to late mornings of around 8:30.

Today morning was an exception.

I had to take Mom for a blood test to Park Street. The test had to be taken empty-stomach, so had to leave at 7:30 in the morning. The sacrifice of sleep, though, paid rich dividends.

It is a different kind of joy to be there to help your parents. In a couple of days, I'll be moving out of Calcutta, and with it will go away the opportunity to be there for Mom n Dad at times of such need. Not that this was an earth-shattering moment when I just had to be there, but the smile of satisfaction that Mom gave me when I drove her back home was worth every minute of eye-blinking waking up today morning.

Now playing: Atif Aslam - Hum Kis Galli Ja Rahen Hain
via FoxyTunes


ani said...

~hugs mommmy!!

mommy (aka aunty) fine no??

Shekhar said...

ani: Mom fine.. just a regular blood test. Nothing to worry about. :)

ani said...


Rose said...


I wake up everyday feeling guilty that I am staying away from my parents..


Shekhar said...

rose: Awww.... come on !!! I'm sure your parents must be very proud of the person you've grown up to become, no matter how far you stay from them. And I'm also certain that you can hear the happiness in their voice whenever you speak to them or meet them. Come on girl.. cheer up!! :)