Dear New Generation!

It’s amazing and very heartening to know you from such close quarters Dear New Generation!

Though it’s always said that every new generation is pretty much the same, the onlookers like us who have crossed that path and are standing on the other side…..people who have lived half their lives feel and know it’s not the same. We lived different lives …many of us were not limited in our thoughts in our progressive homes but a lot of us also grew up with more stereotypes, less knowledge & exposure and little understanding of lives and stories of other lands.

But this new generation is made of another mettle….their are boundless, fearless and very very authentic. They are full of confidence, never shying away from change , putting themselves out in the world, standing for their beliefs and doing whatever they wish to do. What all are they doing? Travelling, being part of things that matter,  directing plays, inspiring others with their beautiful writings, being activists against gun violence, learning new skills, skills which didnt cross our minds when we were young, climbing mountains both literally and figuratively getting on those large hoops, seeing the world from a different perspective than ours.

Why I am so mushy mushy today?  It’s that time of the year, Summer time. Love is flowing in the air. Kids are back home for their vacations, our homes are full of their friends and a lot more chittar chatter. Grandparents are bright eyed again, our dogs tails are wagging continuously and we parents are happy to get yet another chance to see what this new generation is upto. So so settled in their new lives…some experimenting with new courses , beaming with confidence enjoying their independence. Many others who have had some awesome experiences and have seen a lot more of the world in one college session…. than our first 20 years all put together.

And they inspire….by their sheer will to do more with their lives and being their very very unique selves.

Bless you Dear New Generation, break all the barriers and go further than we ever could have ever imagined!

May the force be with you!

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Another 6th May…Birthdays make us come alive, Don’t they?

Another 6th MAY, another year…many have flown by, 19 to be precise.

What happened on the night of 6th MAY in 1999 changed my life forever. My heart learnt to walk outside my body. It’s been wandering ever since and has forgotten to keep still, it’s gotten used to experiencing emotions which are no less than thunderbolts… sometimes peaking  and bringing unimaginable happiness and other times filling my heart with dreadful oceans full of anxiety and worries.

Memories of Nineteen years in slow motion are dancing in front of my eyes today again on this sweet sweet May Day. Our children’s Birthdays are special , they remind us to be more alive, urging us to let the emotions flow, go wild for once , for one day. One time once every year in our life, nothing else matters……only thing that remains is the consciousness that our  hearts should be full of Gratitude. Gratitude of getting a chance of seeing and feeling this ultimate expression of love.

Can life get better than this?

Sending blessings for my daughter…a very resilient and courageous girl whose belief and strength in her convictions surprises me and her dad often, someone who keeps going on always, who when falls… gets up to beat the blues even harder, who has turned out to be an awesome person, a complete original specimen and a unique being,

A Note for you dearest Daughter… With Love ,

How much love ? Hmmmm….. at least a few Thames full!

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LONDON WALA HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!

From Dad & Mom