Sunday loomed long and lazy ahead of me . From tomorrow It was back to work after a nice little break . For some reason I was missing Maiji , my mother this morning . Some days you just want to be a little girl all over again and let Ma take over in seamless ease all those burdens you are carrying . Mothers are kind of good at doing that . Even if it is just letting you know that sometimes its alright to just put your burden down . We’re not Atlas right ? With the whole world resting on our shoulders making it impossible to even shrug fearing it will come crashing down?
I did something today I had not done for ages and ages . Decided to lounge around in the house in a Saree instead of the usual tights and tee and that too not any Saree but an old favourite that had been Maiji’s . After Babuji died she had stopped wearing bright colors and divided her gorgeous collection amongst us all . This black and white miniature checks with the broad Crimson border has always been in my mind Maiji’s special Saree and just wrapping it around myself brought her consoling presence to mind with such an immediacy that the day seemed already brighter and lighter .
The whole day went In a daze ; a kind of stupor brought upon by the luxury of the feel of silk on skin and nail polish on finger nails ensuring that no bathrooms received their Sunday scrubbing and no day time mugs and snack bowls were washed !
As if it was our own Sunday Silk Pact , Rekha Sr too, in the afternoon, turned up in a lovely pink Saree and we had our own photo session during which I tried my best to dissuade her from doing too much work today . Rekha not the one to ever shirk work my words fell on deaf ears of course !!
The only time I roused myself was to make coffee when Amit came over in the evening . For years Sundays have not been real Sundays unless Amit and Kaash drop in . And then come hell or high water at least three cups of coffee, if not more, have to be served . Small price to pay for the love he lavishes upon me. And for the mandatory techno- giri lessons on the iPad given with so much patience . Missed you today Kashmira Kaash ! And Adi. Happy shopping at Bijouri smile emoticon
So a Sunday spent wrapped in Ma’s love and in turn giving that very mother’s love to someone to whom I’ve been Amma for over a decade and half .