This post is in response to a prompt by Mrs. Preeti Shenoy, for the promotion of her latest book ‘The Secret Wish List’ which is a wide reader.
‘I wish I had one more chance to……. ‘
institute my life from where I initiated. And then I would have accomplished all these activities and rectified the ill-doings if I had a few in my original life.
To be a little kid to enjoy all the mystery and anonymity of nature with exciting vision-the dawning day, the growing morning,the glowing noon, the fading sun and the rising moon. I would spare a bewildered look at the tall trees and weeds tiny; hushing breeze and roaring thunder and blinking lightning and twinkling stars. I would hang on the corner of mother’s sari and the collar of father’s shirt, filled with enthusiasm in eyes sometimes and prattling in lips some other time. I would exhibit all my obstinacy for all the yearnings to be fulfilled. I would wait for clasps and kisses from elders and return those to them with love.I would play with my friends,toys and boys without any stress and strain and tension and apprehension.
TO attain my teen obeying my parents and observing their strength closely to be a follower of theirs, is really worth-scoring. I would care, concentrate and discharge all my duties and then argue for my rights. I would learn compassion for the poor and ailing, destitute and desperate and count the boons and blessings that God has poured on me. I would evade myself much away from rowdies and rogues. I would be triumphant in fighting against my own weaknesses by installing in me values and virtues.
In adulthood I would put into practice every good lesson learnt. I would be kind, merciful, duty-minded and affectionate in all the rolls and roles of womanhood and eventually turn to be an old woman immersed in service to the needy and spirituality for the self to acquire bliss and ecstasy.
What a foolish and unfeasible idea! If at least a substantial percentage of people allow all these qualities of excellence to sustain here'what a wonderful world it would be!'. Any or every silly person can imagine and dream to have any castle in his or her life and so also me.