Sunday, January 22, 2012

For Thatha

Locked away inside
is an untold story
of cheating fires
and peaceful surrender

tales lost
under folds of care
kicked aside by hurried feet
and garbled words

digging deeper
funny anecdotes
grown in black rain
breathe new life
to a wrinkled story.

How do you tell the story of a man who's never been to college yet has read Nalayira DivyaPrabhandham twice and could talk to you for hours discussing Kamba Ramayanam?
How many stories can one tell of a wonderful Grandfather who lived to tell many a funny tales to ease troubled minds yet forgot to tell the most important one of his own valour and kindness and left behind aching hearts?

You don't.

You just try to love life as he did and hope your stories are as funny as his.

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