Sunday, January 22, 2012

A dose of Mom's love as a flu medication?



Down with flu and trying to catch some sleep, I kept looking up at the ceiling all night, thinking about one person - My mother. Why is that we miss our mothers more when we are down and out? Isn't it just amazing how better you feel just by the very thought not to mention their physical presence. Last night I wished I could be in her company, running her fingers through my hair and comforting me with her magic words, she has this astonishing ability to make me feel good.  Not that yesterday was a particularly bad day - what is a wee bit of flu in life's overall scheme of things and yet I wanted to be at home with her.

I think Moms as mood-lifters are one of the life's greatest yet often undervalued pleasures.  She has made my worst days into joyful moments by sitting beside me listening to my rants without letting me ever feel silly. There is nothing to beat 'mom-made' when it comes to comfort foods - the taste of her Aloo-ka-paratha with generous helping of butter and Rajma-Chawal still lingers on my taste buds. And yes, the Hot Rasam with Pappadom used to be just the perfect cure for the cold wintery evenings in Delhi. See, you can't really blame me for craving her company.

From a willing listener to the word's greatest cook, my mummy thoughts then drifted on to an uncharted territory - spirituality. My mother’s life has always been infused with an element of spirituality which she tried her best to instill in a care-free daughter. Like any other teenage-rebel, I never paid much attention to this during that time but have since come around acknowledging the importance of it. The power to forget things and forgive people, that most problems could only be solved with a clear head, to be god-fearing and that karma is knowing that every action of mine will have an impact on my life.

I know I have not been the best daughter she could have asked for, letting her down every now and then. But I also know, now that I am mother to Smera, the role she played in my life. True it took me an occasional flu and a bout of home-sickness to reflect on some of these things. But hey, maybe that's the point.

42 comments:

  1. :)That's such a sweet post.
    The realisation itself makes you a wonderful daughter!

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    1. Divenita - thank you very much .. the best part is that mums so easily forgive us for everything we put them through ..

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  2. Flu.. PHEW :( worst disease..
    Mom's care or from someone who is very close will be bloddy comfortable :)
    Dee..

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    1. Deepak - don't ask both me n smera are down with it.. migraine and flared sinusitis .. and to make matters worse we are home alone :( .. wish amma was around ..

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  3. Truly said, Moms do lift up our spirits and when she is with us, it feels that our world is complete.

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  4. nice post
    maa us bhagwan ka hi to roop hai is dharti par....
    maa ek sansaar hain,
    pyaar hain dulaar hain,
    dard mein dawai hain,
    mamta ki rajai hain,
    ma dhoop mein chaav hain
    ma ek sansaar hain....

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    1. Beautiful words chirag ... just what I had on my mind ..

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  5. I know..I love to get pampered when I'm ill :)

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    1. Same pinch and the best part is I get to see her tom ..

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  6. Very true. As some of us mature, we start interacting lesser & lesser at home (I'm one of the guilty parties). However, when we're ill or have a flu, there is no 1 else we would rather want by our side.

    In fact, I crave for mom when sick! Great post... Very nicely emoted...:)

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    1. thank you Vishal and god has been listening to my prayers I guess she is coming over today for 3 days to see us..

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  7. not only flu medication...but mom's love works for everything... :)
    great post... :)

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  8. Nice Write-up n Interesting topics. Happy Blogging!.Glad to follow U.Visit my space when U r free.

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    1. Thank you very much.. have been following you for sometime now .. have added your blog too .. Cheers

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  9. Mother is the medicine called love that enables us live:-)

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  11. I miss my mom too now :( She makes rajma-chawal whenever I visit....Moms are just the best, no?

    ~ Chintan

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  12. Very True. I can totally relate to what you've written. THeir smile and warmth , specially when we're down means a lot and would make us feel loads better :-)

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    1. I don't know if there is a word called Momma-addict .. if yes then I think we all are one ...

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  13. So true.....Mums are special

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  14. Mom, she is the best.. and for a person like me who still likes to be pampered, mom's lap is the safest and most comfortable place on earth.

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    1. I just got to spend 2 days with mine and it was pure bliss .. best part was the Aloo Gobi ..

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  15. Absolutely splendid. Some of the best articles i read in recent time. Nice to spend time in your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words .. Cheers

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  16. I love it! I feel this way about my grandmother and my mom since they both played a significant part in my life. :-)

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    1. Unfortunately I didn't get to see much of my grand-moms since we lived in different cities. I wish if I had opportunity to spent more time with them. While I have to admit I am fulfilling that dream with my little one with her grand-moms.

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  17. Its almost like you spoke out what I feel for Mum..The way we let them down so many times but still love them to infinity. And when ure sick, you just need mom, and need her all the time...:)

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    1. Madhusha - Yes I wonder how much love is filled in their hearts and no matter how much we hurt them their love is endless.

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  18. so true...everything you said about Moms!

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  19. Sangeetha, a very touching post. I too miss my mom very much especially when I am down (even now). Irrespective of how much aged we are, cannot escape from this feeling. Mother added to her regular chores, takes great care with much patience. Along with medicines its her love & affection, the care she takes in perparing the special food, which makes recovery fast.

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    1. So true .. I try my mom's recipe at home .. use the exact same ingredient but still does not come any close .. misses the love she adds to it when she cooks :D Moms are the best ..

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  20. a very well written post and can connect very well too...Glad to follow you. Do visit my space when you are free.

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    1. Thanks Binitha - I will surely visit your blog too !! Welcome to Sangrywords!!

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