In sync



I think I have written it on the wall how much I adore my beautiful mom! Not only I adhere to a lot she says, I also relate to her a lot. 

She and I are married to men who share the same birthdays so temperamentally they are very very alike. We both endure the same kinda situations cos of the men in our lives. Its the same kind of reasoning that works with them, its the same kind of pampering that works with them and its the same kind of scolding that again works with them. I always thought I could handle someone like dad very easily because I was the one who handled him best in the family. But then handling someone like a daughter and handling someone as a husband is an entirely different ball game. So now I can understand how my mom would have been tempted to put a gun on dad's temple and make him acquiesce to certain decisions. Or why she would go completely ballistic on some issues when my dad would be blissfully drowned in the editorials of some newspaper. She was always the one who knew the pulse of the any scenario while my dad was the one who preferred taking the path of least resistance. I have increasingly felt that K and my machinery also works the same way as it does for my mom and dad. With this I have begun to identify even more with my mom.

We also share the same moonsign! We kind of go through the same phases during the same times. Now, as I am in a proper limbo with respect to my career and personal dimension, exact same is the situation with my mom. Her personal side is taken care of, cos more or less everyone is settled (Touchwood) but her professional one is in doldrums. Ever since I came down to Bhubaneswar, we have spent hours on end speaking to each other. We would sit with glasses of the most delicious coffee and go on discussing stuff. Its really wonderful and enlightening talking to her. Sometimes shes the real expert who gives the most deft suggestions. At other times shes like a girl herself aye ayeing to whatever I suggest. There is absolutely no generation gap between the two of us.  Maybe she thinks too ahead of her times or I am with old age thoughts :) -- any which ways neither of us is complaining. How time flies with both  of us just lazying on the balcony and talking about all the things under the sun simply amazes me. 

I still remember a day I came back complaining from school, "I don't have any friends." I am not sure what led to me proclaiming that, but I remember making that announcement. And my mom took me into her arms and said, "Come on I am your best friend. Who said you do not have any friends?" No matter how I have moved and where I have moved, I think this remains the same still. There have been times when I have completely thought poles opposite to her, when I have defied her (and believe me every single time I have repented it, no matter how absurdddd her idea might have seemed to start with) and when I argued with her till the last tooth :D , she has been the one I have returned to always.  Mummy - you are the best!

PS. I am not sure what made me write this post, maybe the realisation yet again of the extent to which she still plays a vital role in shaping me every day.


Comments

Piper .. said…
:) wow! That is one touching tribute to the person your Ma is and all that she means to you :)
Renu said…
wow ! Amrita!..I envy your mom.
You and me have so many s8milarities, my H and mother (instead of father) are same sign and they are just too similar.

Loved your post !
Satish N said…
That was an awesome post ... mom's are always special and no writings can express the inner feelings in full (IMHO).

In tamil there is a song and the lyric goes like this - "There are 1000s of temples and 1000s of gods, but no GOD will talk like a mom" so damn true naa ...
deepsspeakingup said…
Your posts on your mom always touches a chord, Amrita. Beautiful post!
deepsspeakingup said…
BTW, I love new look of your blog, esp the header :)
Nilu said…
Love this post!!!!

I don't think my mom and me have many similarities, but we are very, very close!

Enjoyed your post very much!
Now when I am cooking my own food.. I know how hard it is for mom :P.. i love mom...
Sorcerer said…
wonderful post!!!
Ashma said…
Another beautiful post!! straight from ur heart as always.. loved it :) And Mom's are the 'ONE'!! :)

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