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…Happy New Year!
Along with being the time of the year that brings beautiful spring blossoms it’s also the month that celebrates your birthday.
As always, I spent weeks thinking about what I should get you as a present…and as usual, I couldn’t come up with anything. I was almost sure that I would look you in the eye on your birthday and tell you that I don’t have a gift for you because I couldn’t think of anything. And then I remembered…I remembered the one thing you’ve been wanting for months. So, merrily I hopped to the store to get you your heart’s desire…only to go back there a few days later to return what I had bought. Oh well, that’s not the point. So, since I couldn’t think of anything else to gift you, I asked you what you wanted…you told me that you didn’t need anything.
And then one day as I mentioned to you that I had written a poem wishing someone else on their big day, you teasingly asked me where your birthday poem was; why I didn’t write one for you. A poem? For you? Like I didn’t think of that!
To tell you the truth, I spent days before your birthday, and weeks after, trying to put together lines to wish you in the only way I can properly express myself…in writing. And this time around even words seem inadequate to say all that my heart desired.
What do I write about you? Every time I start, I draw a blank…words won’t suffice, I feel. You sit with me patiently as I complain of back pain and you do everything you can to make me comfortable. You don’t shy away from massaging my legs after we spend the day walking, even though you might be just as tired at that point. You don’t think twice before putting my likes before yours. You sing to me to lift my spirits; you do a Peter Griffin laugh to lighten my mood. You spend all the time you can to help me get over my fears, doubts and mental blocks.
And I can go on and on, the list is long.
The point is that, your action speaks of all the love and respect you have for me and for that, I am so grateful. And on top of what you do, you have a way with words too. Only a few days ago, I came back home after a long day to read the email that you had just sent…and these lines from that email brought me to tears –
With you any result, any outcome is acceptable as the journey to get there has been wonderful; without you no result is good enough, no journey worth it. With you I have the power to see the beauty within everything; without you any beauty doesn’t please the eyes, doesn’t soothe the mind. It is just not the same when you are not around.
Now tell me, how do I tell you how I felt after reading that? Should I just reply with a ‘same to you’? Because I really don’t know how to articulate my emotions so beautifully. All I can say is that I’ll stand by you; I’ll be there for you.
Wish you a very happy birthday, love.
May you never lose that childlike zest that you have for life. May your future turn out to be exactly the way you are imagining it. May your inherent goodness only grow with time. May your heart find ways to follow your passions without any qualms. May your undying optimism not be affected by any negativity that the world has to offer. May you dream a million dreams and smile a billion smiles.
When I met you for the first time some years ago, the one thing I learned about you even before I spoke to you or knew your name was your passion for photography. I stood there among a bunch of strangers (then) and I remember hearing someone say that it was your hobby; you were so good at it that they had assigned you as the official photographer to cover the function.
And I instantly understood what they meant.
You were standing with a camera in your hand, shooting every little detail, clicking everything / everyone around you, happily lost in your own world. The zeal that came pouring through your every click was so incredible. I think that was one of the first reasons why I liked you. And today, when I can list millions of reasons why I love the person that you are, the enthusiasm I see in your while you hold a camera remains one of the top ones.
I have spent so much time with you over the years seeing you take photos of everything that catches your fancy. The beauty that is caught in some shots you take leaves me speechless. I enjoy seeing the world through your eyes for it is, at times, beyond words. So, whenever I saw you wanting to own that dream camera but not taking the plunge because you weren’t sure if it was worth it, I never understood. And now that you have finally bought it after thinking over it so much, it’s made me the happiest person on earth.
It might not be so obvious to you why I jumped with joy when I saw the delivery truck pull over to drop off your package. It might not make sense to others why you getting a camera is such a big deal to me. But to me it’s all clear. Investing on something that will help you delve into your passion, your hobby, and your talent is something I have always wanted. And I am so glad that you did it.
The delight I saw on your face when you held new camera only made me happier. With every step you took with it, with every photo you clicked with it, I fell in love with you all over again. As you explore more and create magic with every shot, I will proudly stand by you and wish for this talent of yours to grow with time.
So, go on, love. Capture the moments and make lasting memories. Best wishes!
Hundreds of things both of you do to annoy each other; thousands of battles you both fight – some together as a team, some against one another; millions of arguments you both have, day in and day out…yet, you’ve stayed strong together for more than quarter century now.
The secret to this togetherness? I ask.
The love that binds your relationship, the dedication you have for each other, the mutual respect that you share – that’s all there is, you say.
Here’s wishing you many many more years of this harmonious life even amid all the seemingly endless disagreements. Happy Anniversary, Amma and Appa.
I love you !