Its 3 years today that i got that fateful phone call at precisely 3:10 AM (PST or 3:40 PM IST) on 29th July that i have been scared since the day i left home. It is a phone call probably every kid like me who had to move away from parents , knows has to take some day or other , is petrified to take and sincerely hopes and prays it doesn’t come ever. Such is the irony of life.
Twenty-ninth July 2015 was one such day for me when Baba ( my father) left us all so suddenly to go to the higher plane of existence and join the brahmana. It is 3 years today but still it feels like he will pop up with a phone call asking me how i am doing . So much so even 3 years down the line i have not been able to remove his number from my phone . I know that number is probably assigned to some one else but i cant make myself to go and delete the number . That is probably (albeit silly) my way of dealing with his memories.
In the end all we have left are memories . Those bits and pieces of time that we spent together laughing , crying or even fighting put a remarkable permanent mark on our memory map. On special happy and sad days , natural programming of human brain tend to drag our mind pin to those memory spots and we get deluged with the memories of the times we spend together.
Among all those memories , there is one song that baba use to sing and is ringing in my ears today so sharing it out … Jalte hain jiske liye …..
Heart -touching lekha Rahul.Robin bhalo gaan janto jantam ,kokhon o shona hoe ni.Aaj prothom shunlam –.Oor hashimukh ta mone pore gelo.These are the golden memories —+
Thank you very much . Yes these indeed are golden memories. Thank you ver much for your comment.
I also faced the same ordeal when Ma left on 10th July 2017. And we were discussing Robinkaku’s last days with kakima when she visited us. Hopefully the pain and emptiness will reduce over time but we continue to feel their blessings.
Thanks for the blog. I also have my Mom’s ph. no. on my cell.
Tunku dada . I understand . With jethima its just a year and must be still fresh . Hopefully jethu is doing fine