Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Thank you Pa, For...
- the innumerous rides on the red front seat of your cycle and the soothing balm you'd apply when I caught my heel in the wheel, everytime i sat on the carrier behind.

- the mango-shaped booklet we cut out from charts, shaded and sewed together for my Maths project. Nair ma'am gave me an A+ for the project.

- the chocolates and trinkets you bought me, everytime we went out together to shop for vegetables.

- my first pink salwar-kurta that you insisted will look nice on me.

- the tiny two-rupee fountain pens that I still own.

- forgiving me when I hid the report cards at school for fear of getting jawed.

- letting me burst as many diwali crackers as bhai got and for not labeling me a small girl.

- buying us Milton water bottles from the canteen cz they kept the water cool during hot summer months.

- my first mobile phone - a motorola TalkAbout

- allowing me to go to the Hockey Camp even though you spent sleepless nights worrying about my health.

- getting me savvy with household mechanics and circuitry.

- the bread pakodas you bought from office that smelt of true toil and aviation fuel.

- the biryani and kurma you dished out every once in a while.

- patiently preparing colorful food to be fed to a fussy 14-yr-old in me.

- making that special trip, while in Bangalore, to get my NLS prospectus and sample papers for the entrance test.

- introducing me to my first pair of contact lenses. You thought they made me look prettier.

- not being angry when I tried to explain why I didn't want to be an airhostess or a newsreader or an MBA grad.

- the wallet you gifted me because you knew that I carried a Men's wallet in my pocket.

- the greeting cards that you always included with the birthday gifts.

- letting me move out of home and live my dream.

- the plant gifts you gave in approval of the house I found for myself in Hyd.

- being my dad.

- being YOU.
posted by Shivranjini Krishnamurthy @ 8/18/2010 03:44:00 PM   8 comments
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