Know me better
I know you are the Soul. But…..!
She conceived again
You gave her kisses
I was still not born
You were so happy
As I came into this world
You took me here and there
I grew so fast
You were proud of me
Introduced me to this world
You were treasure of Joy and Love
You distributed it like a fool
They took it like mad
It never became empty
You did give so much
To all who came your way
You left your body
For me to search you
Where shall I
How shall I
When shall I
Find to meet you again
I know you are the soul
But you left me behind in this world
…….Oh! My Dad!!!
I would not want to share the demise of my father in my Blog. But for the Life that he has lead. But for the Poem I would want to share. But for the man that he was. But for the stock of Love and Joy he had for others. But for he always looked everyone as equal. But for he never expected anything in return. But….
On the third day after the death, almost all family members had come and we all sat in the Central Hall after lunch. Everybody wanted to talk a few words of my Dad, and so it began at around 4pm and continued up to 11 pm. It was touching to know of the memories they had shared with my Dad. He always wanted eligible brides and bridegrooms in the family to get married. He would find suitable match for them and would arrange the sorts. He had three great grand sons and had wished to arrange their marriage also. Even being the third day, we all laughed so much; and that’s what my Dad always wanted us to be happy and altogether.
I was born and brought up in a Joint Family of nearly 50 people around. As time has passed by, the family has made divisions and now some are nuclear families. Putting all together it may cross 150 people now. Who live all over India and some abroad.
My father was 84 Years old and lived in the main house. My mother is 80 years old now and they both had 64 years of full married life. Everybody would visit the place with a right and would enjoy whatever is there in the kitchen. My cousins and all close to the family would meet at intervals and have meetings in the central hall; some would cut jokes, mimicry, etc; we did used to have real fun. When I was a child until recently (about two decades back) the kitchen was one and now they have become around more than ten.
In India decades back it was very common to see Joint Families, wherein we would find Grand Parents, Parents, Uncles, Aunts, Sisters, Brothers, Cousins and Children from all ages to new born ones. What a wonderful set up that was. You would get opportunities to know and share love, emotions and feelings. What a tremendous secured feeling that would always give; especially to the women and children in the family.
This is for Me, You and Everyone who love their Dad.
- The Death came suddenly as a blow due to the Heart and breathlessness on 25th Sept 2015
- Funeral took place on 26th among a big gathering of known people
- Third Day rituals performed on 27th Sept 2015
- 11th of Oct 2015 we are having a Public “SMARANOTSAVA” in which so many people shall talk on their remembrances, thereafter it shall be followed by a Music concert and Lunch.
In the Kannada, Sanskrit or any Indian Language you can form one single word using more than two or even four words at a time which would tell the meaning of all the four words. Likewise the word “Smaranotsava” above is a combination of two words- ‘Samrana’ – means remembrance and ‘Utsava’ – means festival, both in combination means a festival of remembrance.
11th October 2015 SMARANOTSAVA PICTURES
STARLIGHT BLOGGER AWARD
Now, everybody knows what Archimedes did when he found the theory of weight loss when we dip into water. He just came out of his bathing tub into the streets and went on shouting, ‘I Got it ! I Got it !! I Got it!!!’
Chiru ! (https://chiruhr.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/starlight-blogger-award/) this little guy has made me do like how Archimedes did by nominating me for the above “Starlight Blogger Award”. You understand how I am feeling and in which way I have to thank this young, hot blooded, aspiring writer, picking all available sticks to settle in Bengaluru on his new job. Making ends meet is now his routine, I suppose. I can only tell him that these are times of test, shrug and struggle to take no time in getting from his bed. I remember his own Poem “Near Inspirations” ( https://chiruhr.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/near-inspirations/) ,On his dear momma, as to how she used to wake him up.
Thanks Chiranjeevi !!! (the meaning of the name is one who lives for ever and knows not of Death) “Tatastu” (Blessings to YOU).
This fellow has not left me there; he has asked me three questions to be answered.
Here he goes……… …..…..and I……..
The three questions from my muggle head are,
1. Do you believe in Luck? Why?
Believing in Luck to me seems to be secondary. In the first place, can we change? What is going to come further of us or that what is going to happen? If we could, we would prepare ourselves to change it and face it like as if in war __ I mean prepare like that __ fight & WIN.
In the Kannada language ‘LUCK’ is called “ADRUSTA”, it means _ “DHRUSTA” or “DHRUSHYA” _ means which we can see. There is a big philosophy behind the word “ADRUSTA”; it goes into the spiritual realm.
All that we face in life from birth to death is the “STUFF” we have brought (‘Butte Gantu’ in Kannada) from our previous lives. Good and Bad to experience in the present one and compile things to make “STUFF” for the next one. When I talk of previous lives that are unseen; so the term “ADRUSTA” is used. It should be clearly understood here that God does not give or bestows LUCK on us, it is only we who bring it for our own selves to experience in this or in any life for that matter.
2. What is the strangest thing you have experienced?
This strange thing comes in our Great Epic _ “MAHABHARATA”. The question is like “ Yaksha Prasne” i.e.; Questioning of the character who comes and his name is Yaksha.
Drutharashtra _ the blind king asks the same question, what is the strangest thing in this World?
The answer given to him was _ “People live life like as if there is no death that is going to come to them which is in the near future.”
My strangest experience is just like the same.
The rulers in today’s democracy or the Politicians or the Political Parties behave in such a way as if they would rule for the next 1000 years or forever; and that there is no death ( ‘YamaRaja’ _ the king of the Kingdom of Death will never meet them ) coming to them.
3. What is a challenge according to you?
A situation which comes to you which is unprecedented and unexpected of, and also makes you fear, is that what puts one into Challenge. Facing it, and putting our eyes into it, and stare at it, would be the Challenge, one can give Challenge to Challenge itself.
I now Nominate the following Bloggers who are Stars and have their own Light to receive this “Starlight Blogger Award” provided they participate like how I now and my nominees have done in the past.
Marianthi : http://breathsndreams.com/
Saba : https://sabaslog.wordpress.com/
Johanna : http://johannamassey.com/
Shivangi : https://adivir.wordpress.com/
Lakshmi : https://maasimplytoogood.wordpress.com/
Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
Answer the 3 questions given to you.
These are the three questions I ask them to answer.
What are YOU upto?
What is Happiness and how can you bring it to others?
Life can be Moulded, How?
Do take part and take away your Award and display on your Heart and on your Blog.
Day One: Introduce Yourself to the World
Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog.
I am Shiva from India.
I am here to share my thoughts and experiences among the larger community called the ‘WORLD’. I am also here to know the thoughts and experiences of people of this ‘WORLD’, that which would make me richer.
I would also like to put posts on certain things which one should PONDER; you can see that in the Tag of my Blog.
Ultimately I would earn to get good, inspirational and like-minded friends from all over the WORLD.
I have been here in this World of Blogging past only three months; I received overwhelming response from people all over the WORLD.
I want see People Happy and I find them here.
I get to see and meet the WORLD in my Blog, what else I should expect from.
In the process of seeing happiness everywhere, I become Happier.
Quote Posted on Updated on
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ghostwriter.”
GIVEN A CHANCE
Thanks WordPress ! For making me think and scratch my head as to who should write my biography. Whao!! The Ghostwriter!!!
Well I had never thought I wanted anybody to write my biography. Given a Chance, I thought for sometime and have now concluded that let it be one who is dead and one who is my contemporary, one who is from the west and one who is from the east.
Shakespeare, I feel could write much better because my life is full of varied interesting things and that he would understand all of them carefully and put them on paper. He will make my biography look artistic, which my life is all about.
Shobha De a contemporary writer from India could do justice. She is intelligent and analyses things properly as my life needs to be understood in the right perspective. She will open up all pages of my life and present them to the world.
So, if I sign a contract with them to write my biography, from that moment onwards till my death, I will make my life interesting for them to write. Because I would be discussing matters with them about so many things and that I also would contribute to make them successful.
These two writers could make my low profile life a high profile celebrity. Thanks to them also for making me at least think that my biography could turn out to be a sensational hit and ME becoming a celebrity overnight. Oh!! What a feeling that it is!
See me from the Ghostwriter’s angle, Please!!!!!!!!!