I feel as if the whole episode is of yesterday etched in my memory, intact & fresh…the reminisce of my granny, whom I addressed “IYA”. When I gained senses, I recognized her only, she had not borne me .but she was my everything & I couldn’t live without her for a second…she was my Mother,Guardian, Granny, friend, & all the best relations that I could enjoy…I didn’t even recognize my Mom who had borne me…I slept in Iya’s lap & woke up in her arm…would love her cuddling in her soft arms..which were actually wrinkles but I loved to feel and touch her soft hands & would wrap myself around her neck. She too was much fond of me & pampered me a lot & fulfilled all my wishes, What else could I ask for, I got everything that I demanded.

I saw this world with her eyes & her bed time stories were wonderful which led me into fantasy world and thereafter in peaceful slumber. I learnt to walk by holding her slender fingers which clutched me tight when I missed my steps & took care that I don’t fall & get hurt.

She was my guide, my mentor and helped me to decipher the worldly things, taught me the traditions & culture of our family and raised me inculcating good habits & manners & shaped me such that I could adjust in all circumstances though at times I was reluctant to accept the things but she knew the way of tackling & tackled me such that I agreed with her.

I saw myself in her, in a way my features more or less resembles with her though her features were more sharp.We both confided in each other a lot & shared our secret, laughed on silly jokes and could never imagine life without her.

Years rolled by and she left for the heavenly abode after my marriage. I cried my heart out but still I had to accept the fact of life.We meet to part one day and how hard we try we can’t stop from losing. I lost her physically but the memories of the time spent together are fresh which I cherish till today. These are the valuable treasures of my life.

© By Ila Varma 2015

                                                                         Pic courtesy – Google


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