Awesomeness needs no captioning! 😛 …⇑⇑
Awesomeness needs no captioning! 😛 …⇑⇑
Not the Boss, not the Gang Leader, not any of the #unohoo s either. For the ones familiar with this space, (gosh how much more arrogant can I get! 😛 ), you know what’s coming.
You see, (and I am sure you do, and if you don’t, be prepared to get confounded. Duh. ) Right. You see, something that struck me as I read the word “Sonder” shared on a popular FB page, Word Porn, was the notion of having our own universes, and overlapping them with others, not in the sense of my borders will push yours out, but in a sort of symbiotic manner, where the membranes of the universes mix, mingle, magically; where each sync, event, that resonates tells you all over again, there are NO COINCIDENCES. 😀 That has become a favourite oddity aphorism for me. The instances of this happening are, believe it or not, increasing, and not becoming the exception to the norm. So why am I talking of universes and coincidences (or the lack of it??? )
The universe of my making, rather the universe that inhabits me, so also the one that I inhabit, has a supreme power. One that is best kind there is. Love. Pure and simple. (Though, of course, you may argue that there is nothing either simple or pure about it 😀 and I’d simply tell you then, that it ain’t love, if so 😛 ) Stop blathering and get to the point, you demand by now, I can sense. Chalo then, to it. 😀
To Numero Uno. Love. A tiny entity who personifies it, for me. Pure and Simple. At this moment, this entity rules our lives, and we rejoice at it. Entity, what entity!!! (Please let me do this my eccentric-blogger-overwhelmed and overwhelming hatke way 😛 )
She’s that beautiful, absolutely-in-charge-of-herself-independent free spirit. A sprite. A pixie. An impish delight. All of a year old, todashe’s growing us up too, in her charming, yet sometimes no nonsense way 🙂 What always delights (yes, I’m repeating that word for want of a better word to tell you how it is 🙂 ), truly enchants is the way we all have found the child within us, since she was born, and how she keeps us child-like, indeed childish too… shedding our own inhibitions for the joy, the sheer joy of seeing her smile, and sharing in the laughter that fills the air, and our hearts!
Naina. My Kunjikutty. Chutki. Sometimes a goonda too. Kurumbiiiiiii… we go, when she gets up to mischief, running, crawling away from us, to the stack of shoes she can see in the distance… when she demands water and very firmly looking at you, she’ll spray it, then laugh her head off.. 😛 When she tries to pull out the bindi, or the glasses in one swift skillful swoop 😛 😛
The universe we carry around with us, my own universe, is fairy-flecked with her smiles, her tiny teeth, her dimpling smile, the cooing, the baby language, her long lashed lovely eyes… Naina. 🙂
Happy birthday my darling gurl… May the magic you weave, just by being your beautiful, innocent self, ever touch us in ways that hold us close to you, always, but always. May the love that is the weave of the tapestry of our lives, ever be your strength, the scaffolding, to help you move to exactly where you want to be… 🙂
And that, this day, is in the loving arms, hugs and warmth of all of us who have gathered to celebrate you and this special day! These hearts, arms and selves are always yours, my dearest Kunjikutty, Naina Kutty 🙂
Numero Uno, you are, in more ways that I can tell you, to me, my dearest Nainu ❤ ❤
28 March, 2015
… is the way we count, when we count right 😀
And yes, you can be sure that I know at least that MUCH of math 😛
Now you all want to know, I know, what went from two to three? Not me, even though there is too much of me – MPD, as one of my former students has very clearly, in unambiguous terms, established! But this one isn’t for me, or on me, and if at all, it is only to the extent that this is part of my blog tradition, one that my first born said I probably would not have the energy to do, since I’m into doing so many things I have taken on, and therefore, spread very thin! (I wish it would really thin me though 😛 )
One hundred plus words, and I still have not told you. Typical. And I teach (??) kids to write succinctly. Talk of irony. I’m only saying this here, because I know for sure they are probably thinking that on the other side of the screen 😛 😛 Ok, Ok, I’ll get to it, without further delay!
Arjun and Parukutty , my first born and his beautiful wife, celebrate their second anniversary today, 29th of June, along with the ‘three’ they have now become, their gorgeous, darling daughter, Naina 🙂
Arjun and Pratibha, wonderful kids and friends, to their families and friends have slipped into parenthood with the ease of ones who’ve been there, done that – not just once, but over and over again 🙂 🙂 Particularly delightful is the happy mother, unhesitant, unnerved, cool and easy in the way she simply connects with her Chutki 🙂 Oh my! And what do I say of Arjun? How beautifully comfortable he has always been, from the time she was born! None of the usual doubts or discomfort 😀 A lot of young men these days, I’m so happy to see, are absolute pros when it comes to handling little babies! That’s an awesome ‘thumbs up’ from me to them!
Happy Anniversary you two 🙂 May togethernesses be your touchstone – in all that you do, as you have done, so very beautifully all these days 🙂 I love that there is no demarcation of duties in your partnership, and that both slip in well with the things that need to be done 🙂 That’s a tough call for anyone, even in this day and age, but you both have been exemplary in that, as well 🙂 Hugs, big big big bear hugs, and a close close one to Naina my Kunjikutty 🙂 That this partnership of love that is blossoming with you both, is more so because of the wonderful temperament and demeanour you both have – when one goes a bit over the top, that invisible thread is there to calm, and and to bring one down to Earth 😀 I love that, I so love that about you 🙂
I think the most precious gift you could have, ever, is already there, in that adorable bundle of giggling and hooting joy that both of you hold close to your hearts 🙂 She’s celebrating her third month anniversary too, having completed it yesterday, the 28th of June!
For now, here is my heart, full of love and prayers and blessings for you three, for a great great year ahead 🙂 And may you rock on together, for many many many more years of togetherness 🙂 Here are Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton singing it for you 🙂
God Bless y’all 🙂
29 June, 2014
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