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Different.. Yet so similar

>> Tuesday, October 14, 2008

They met by the quirk of fate at a hospital room. From that moment on, both their lives changed forever. They reveled in each other’s company, each watching the other as they took small steps towards their chosen fields. Helping each other as their steps faltered.

However as years passed, their relationship hit the adolescence roadblock. They argued on lengths, one thought that anything above waist length(hair ofcourse) was extremely short, while the other thought a bob was way too long!! They had loud debates on the advantages of talking softly ....

One believed that a penny saved was a penny well spent while the other believed every penny was worth spending.
The major concerns were regarding encroachments…of the wardrobe kind…. So, one had a firewall which blocked all the communication packets if it had the word “Clothes”. The “Tattoo” word was once uttered, what followed was a icy cold stare… which almost melted the Himalayas!!

Their rock wars were legendary, would have put even the gladiator to shame. It began with the advantages of adorning the bling n rocks in keeping with the neighborhood slogan of “Neighbor’s envy Owner’s pride” but ended with firework display … one with verbal missiles and the other relying on the tried and tested tear missiles ;)

So like the Coffee Bite ad says, the arguments continued!!!

But if one fine day, one of them sitting all alone at home, is hit by sudden burst of dreams going bust syndrome and breaks down in to a pool of them so called salt water. The other one comes back after a day of so called hectic social commitments (read navratri poojas), just glances at the supposedly scrubbed (to remove tear stains) face and asks, “Were you crying?” That’s when the phrase “bound by the umbilical cord” actually hits you with such a force that it takes your breath away!!

They are around to soothe your pains and to help you with homework and skin your hide when comic books mysteriously appear between textbooks And to say with a straight face “Your belt just walked past, if you walk faster, you might catch up….” :)
Mothers and daughters…. Alike but yet so different !!
P.S.: Please dont tell my mom i wrote this, for more than once she has told me if I didnt look so much like her, she would have been sure there was a mix up at the hospital!!


Keshi October 15, 2008 at 7:14 AM  

aww wut a lovely post remindingus of the bonds we hv with our flesh n blood.

**One believed that a penny saved was a penny well spent while the other believed every penny was worth spending.

omg thats soo my mum and me! :) When I do shopping I hide em in my bag before entering home...cos she'll see em and whinge abt me spending too much money!


silverine October 15, 2008 at 8:20 AM  

Beautiful post and even more beautifully expressed!

"They had loud debates on the advantages of talking softly ...." he he so familiar! And what about sitting demurely? :p

Wish mine would go for some social commitments like yours. Right now her commitment is hovering around me brrr

Thomman October 15, 2008 at 9:16 AM  

For most of your posts, it takes atleast the 2nd para for me to understand what you're referring to. 1st line vaayichappam njaan vichaarichu valla boyfriendum aayirikkumennu. Nice post and nice ending. :)

P.S. "Anything above waist length was extremely short" --- Wow!!!, you wear clothes that short! :P :P :P

Karthik October 15, 2008 at 9:38 AM  

Nice Post and expressed so beautifully.

About saving a penny..well..i guess most mothers are like that. :-)

mathew October 15, 2008 at 10:45 AM  

it was worth the wait for this post..brilliantly written....I read the post twice actually..

Maybe mother-son relation is on a completely different platform and this actually gives me a good insight into how it goes between mother-daughter..

wardrobe encroachments were of a different kind for us when Mom used to buy pink and yellow shirts when we were kids!!:-P

mayz October 15, 2008 at 11:13 AM  

a mother-daughter realtionship is like 2 freinds lookin out to find d best in each mathew said vy different from a mother-son relationship...whr d son is always looked at as a kid...
i dnt think d same happens btwn a mother n a daughter...there r more fights...more laughs...more secrets shared n more stories told

really nice post deepti...u really have a gift!!!

Nikhil Narayanan October 15, 2008 at 11:52 AM  

So subtle,yet powerful.
Well written Deepti.


chandni October 15, 2008 at 2:48 PM  

lovely post :)

Deepti October 16, 2008 at 6:22 AM  

@Keshi:Thanks :) Yeah i hide my shopping bills too!!

@Silverine: I knew this post would be appreciated by girls :)Yeah sitiing and walking demurely ... now whats that? ;)

Deepti October 16, 2008 at 6:24 AM  

@Thomman:Thanks mate .. i am glad you understood at the end!! Nee boyfriendum girlfrienum okke allojikyum ennu nyaan karudhirinnu!! :D

Deepti October 16, 2008 at 6:27 AM  

@Karthik: Thanks... Mothers .. they are all the same!!

@Mathew:Since I have a younger brother, I have seen the mother son thing too and its really different. Thanks a lot!! the tag is on its way. Since its on such a serious topic, I am doing the necessary research ;)

Deepti October 16, 2008 at 6:28 AM  

@Mayz: Thanks a lot!! Yeah mothers and daughters slowly evolve as friends ( though moms will always be moms!!) And boys always bacchas when mamma is around :)

Deepti October 16, 2008 at 6:28 AM  

@Nikhil: Thanks a lot!! :)

@Chandni: Thank you :)

Thomman October 16, 2008 at 6:47 AM  

Oh, hair aanennu thiruthi ezhuthiyalle. Ente commentite oru poweree. Njaan vichaarichu valla shirto tee shirto aanennu, like the ones baywatch girls wear showing their navel. :P

Rakesh Menon October 16, 2008 at 6:21 PM  

brilliantly written!
i think this is truly one of ur best posts after our sinister sevens waala :)

BrownPhantom October 16, 2008 at 10:06 PM  

Hi Deepti,
Just stumbled on your blog. Liked the entries. Gonna read all of them :).

asiftherock October 17, 2008 at 6:10 PM  

Brilliant. Period.

Anonymous October 17, 2008 at 7:22 PM  

Suddenly senti today? Quirk of fate... :)

Alameen October 19, 2008 at 12:38 PM  

you are improving day by day..


Deepti October 21, 2008 at 11:59 AM  

@Thomas: yeah yeah the power of the audience!! :D

@Rakesh: Thanks bro!!

@BrownPhantom: Thanks and welcome here :)

@asiftherock: Danke and Welcome to my blog:)

@shantanu: Senti yeah... :)

@al; Thanks a lot buddy and great to see you back after a long time .. keep in touch now!!