And this my friend is life.

23 Aug

Its disorienting to be in charge. To go from “being dependent” to “having dependents”.

Its weird to see your parents listen to you. To hear yourself  scold them as you run out of patience answering the same question, again and again.And again. And again. Their memories developing sieves.

To see they have nothing else to do but fuss over you. No where to go. No one to meet. No deadlines to keep.

They were black haired and quick on feet once. With wicked gossip from neighbourhood and office. Now all they talk about is the pain-in-the-joints and the nasal block.

Its soul crushing to see the ravages that time has on people you love and to think of atrocities it still has in store.


Posted by on August 23, 2009 in Uncategorized


8 responses to “And this my friend is life.

  1. Neo Kluber

    August 23, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    true WSW, it’s heart breaking to see the change and as years go by I think I was happier being the careless ‘dependent-less’ engineering student.

  2. D

    August 25, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    So true! It wrenches my heart to see how my parents seem to walk a little slower and get tired a little quicker. Sometimes I wish time would just stop moving!

  3. Smita

    August 25, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Very true!!!

    What we miss most is the confidence which had guided us!!! the charm which we had admired the most!!!

  4. Miss M

    August 30, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I haven’t come to this stage yet and *fingers crossed* I hope they are fit as hell forever!

    I know its not realistic of me to wish for something like that, but still. Can’t imagine my parents anything different from how they are now.

  5. Sarsij THE Bihari :)

    September 5, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    read your post after a long time…..nice one to get regular

  6. CM-Chap

    September 11, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Yes very true… Time changes it all.

    I guess Mom’s are the ones who go through this more than Dad’s.. Like till we grow up they go by our Dad and once we grow up they go by our way of life.

  7. IMCurtain

    September 12, 2009 at 2:05 am

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  8. Joe

    November 6, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    again and again.And again. And again. Their memories developing sieves…………
    true its irritating, but a little bit of patience and understanding will go a long way.


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