Friday, May 12, 2006

A Little Mom-ishness

I knew she would rush to the door behind me , with her loud and clear voice, “Have you taken your handkerchief?”. .She never fails to remind me. Handkerchief for me are so mom-ish a thing .
The hours I am away from her, It is the handkerchief that gives me her company. Every time I wipe the sweat off my face, I have a bad cold, I spill water on my desk, her handkerchief comes to my rescue.

I distinctly remember my nursery days , I had a matching handkerchief pinned up on the left hand side of my uniform, A red cloth with the name of the school embroidered on it in yellow. These were those special ones ( big enough to be a called a napkin). Years rolled by, and so did those napkin days.

I forget to carry them, so do I forget that they need to be laundered.
“Handkerchiefs have to be washed everyday, Why have I to remind you every time, about your handkerchief?”. . there mom goes again!

I carry a handkerchief , simple, plain and made of cotton. I also lose many of them. You can never find a lost handkerchief , and never can you find one in the lost and found property , no one cares to deposit them there.

As I cast around for gift ideas, I glance on the most mom-ish thing for me. This handkerchief with “Bless You” embroidered on it! A little Mom_ishness goes a long way.

She is the woman to whom I wish all the best out of life and love.
I love you mom!


11 comments:

PRADEEP K. said...

YAY!!! I am first!

(Takes the gold and runs away) Hahahahaha!

Yes, love is always exhibited in simple ways and things we do. Small things become great memories and they remain etched in our mind for years to come.

An honest, loving post on mothers day!

Cheers!

Prash said...

Nice post...very sweet to depict your mother through handkerchiefs. The distinctive memory you have about your nursery school days...oh God ! i don't remember anything about it...you are lucky. I just remember the first day, when my dad left me at school the morning and the lonliness i felt the whole day missing my mom...the only stuff i remember ! ! !

Thanks for making me think about all these...wait...i am going to call my mom...she's going to be happy to hear me.

Grazie mille (Thanks a lot in italian) for this lovely post.

Ajay said...

Nice one. My mom is d same. No going out of the house widout hankies. :)

mizfit said...

how could i forget the days when i had a huge hanky, big enough to wipe the noses of all 30 students in my class, was neatly folded and pinned to my chest like a badge of honor.

MuskaanT said...

You have a lovely blog. A good linking you can do of the practical and the dreamy world.

Priya_Satarkar said...

I loved this one, my Mother is a person whom I adore a lot. It sometimes really makes me wonder how a person could give in the entire life for the child, just thinking of all the needs and wants of the child, sometimes even forgetting oneself!! So much of dedication it needs!

passerby55 said...

@Pradeep..

Only a person with a golden heart knows that "love is always exhibited in simple ways and things we do"........thanks.
I think your MOM deserves a GOLD.

thankyou.
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@ Prash..
I am glad i put a smile on one MOther's face today...
Trust me the day you called her she went telling everyone in the town "PRASH called me"...you are a lovely son.
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@Ajay...

your are one cute son ...

i am sure you will make your mom very proud....

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@Mizfit...

My Fair Lady...I am 100% sure you must have done that...
Though i know you have that badge of honor on your chest...yet...i give u hugggggggggzzzz...

YOU are a SPecial thing on this planet...i think you must be a charm around in your house....

Mom and dad cannot stop loving you
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Hi Muskaant...lovely name
Cannot think of anything but smiles.....so simple and so beautiful.....Welcome to my blog

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@ Priya...I think your mom and dad feel the same....
as i put it here
"A post without your comment feels incomplete"....

thankyou PRiya.....

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Rose said...

Hey, I used to hv a handkerchief pinned on the left hand side of my uniform as well.. But it wasnt a matching one.. It always used to be a girlish colorful one with lots of flowers in it (Yuck!)... I used to loose it everyday only to return home to my mom's cold stares.. :).. But she used to religiously give me a new handkerchief evryday.. she had immense patience...

Hats off to all the Moms in te world.. We luv ya..

:)

..Me

mizfit said...

@passerby~
my, my...do u always flatter so? if yes, we cud become gud friends coz flattery works for me :) TC

Priya_Satarkar said...

Hey Thanks for giving me the honour!

passerby55 said...

@rose..

Welcome to my blog.
thankyou for your comment.
Hats off to all the Women who are blessed with the gift of "motherhood"....whether she is the one who gives birth or shapes one into a wonderful human.