Fix IT


I wake up post noon today, thanks to the reading I did all night. As I clumsily walk into the kitchen I see mom sitting at the table and trying to fix the handle of a broken cup. Then followed the below session.

Me : "What you trying to do, Ma? Not getting late for work?"
Mom : "Yeah I'll leave in sometime. Well, I just broke the handle of this cup while washing it. So I'm trying to fix it."
Me : "Oh God, just let it be na Ma. I'll get a new cup while I come back from shopping in the evening. Now, you go get ready for work."
Mom : "No. Not needed."

As usual I got agitated and made a face. She frowned too.

Mom : "You think I'm trying to save money here?"
Me : "Duh, what else are you trying to do Ma?"
Mom : "Yeah, that too. But I believe its easier to fix broken things than get something new to replace it."

I just stood looking at her. I felt like I was reading a page from some non detailed text in school.

Me : "Why you telling me all this first thing in the morning?"
Mom : "First of all, its not morning."

I sulk and position to leave.

Mom : "Second of all, I want you to understand what I said."
Me : "Understand what Ma?"

She smiles and leaves, while I sit there staring into thin space. How did my mom become so understanding. I hide every single emotion of mine the minute I get home. But she gets it all. Moms seriously are something more.

I could only say this under my breath, "I'm trying Ma, I'm trying."

2 comments:

  1. I've learned that things change, people change, and it doesn't mean you forget the past or try to cover it up. It simply means that you move on and treasure the memories. Letting go doesn't mean giving up... it means accepting that some things weren't meant to be."

    - Lisa Brooks

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  2. Thanks for this Chandrika! I need to learn to let go.. Trust me its not as easy as it sounds..

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