The Staircase #FridayFotoFiction

At age 92 Dadiji could not climb those stairs anymore.

But a mysterious smile lit up her face each morning as she lay down on her bed placed on the verandah so she could soak in the morning sun and her rheumy eyes focused on the staircase.

For these were the stairs that she, as a newly-wed 15 year old girl, ran up chased by her 21 year old Husband to the terrace at every opportunity they could get.

Away from the chores, the melee of relatives and responsibilities, where two young hearts found each other, love and created memories.

 

 

#FridayFotoFiction #Week13

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5 Vices I am Thankful for #ThankfulThursdays

Without enthusiasm, virtue functions not at all, and vice only poorly

 ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960~

Virtues are what we are proud of and like to talk about while Vices, if acknowledged at all to begin with, are usually brushed under the carpet. I like to keep both, my Virtues and Vices in check, even update some occasionally, as it is wise and even fun to know your strengths and let your weaknesses work for you and not against you.

To begin with, I am terribly impatient, hyper even, though my calm visage makes that difficult for many to believe. Being impatient means I like to get most things done myself, and get them done now! And that is how I do things, multitasking away in top speed, and ‘efficiently’ as others think!

It doesn’t help that I am borderline OCD as well, so every morning I can be found whizzing around the house getting it organized as I can’t write until the house is neat as a pin.

I am always Online, is what you’ll find my family complaining, and I agree with it. Being online keeps me in touch with them, and in touch with happenings around the world, Google is my best friend and answers all that I want to know, which is why you’ll hardly find me annoying people with constant queries.

 I am often told I come across as intimidating and/or arrogant. When I was younger these adjectives hurt, and I tried to dispel the notion to whoever had them. But with each passing year I feel more comfortable being called intimidating and /or arrogant as it keeps the riff raff away. People can think what they wish to, I know my truth and seek no validation for it.

And if you haven’t realized it yet, I am painfully honest! No, not brutally honest but painfully so. Because being honest causes me the most pain! * add guffaw here *

So, what are the vices you are thankful for?

Are you Protekted? Godrej Protekt Hand Sanitizer

We love our Mobile Phone, don’t we? And most of us can’t survive without it, so much so that almost every waking hour is spent glued to our phone. Were you aware though that you Mobile Phone possibly carries more germs than a toilet seat. Or that the Menu in your favourite restaurant lists out all that you are looking forward to eat, except the germs it carries.

And germs on the hands mean germs in or near your mouth?
Did that just make you grimace?
So, since you obviously cannot bear to part with your phone, or stop going out what do you do about the germs? How do you protect yourself against them?
Well, wash your hands of course! But how often is that possible, as frequent washing tends to dry out your palms. What if say, you’re traveling or have no access to soap and water, how do you then keep your hands clean? Germs being ingested and spread around, both cause illnesses. What is the solution?
Godrej seems to have thought of that before we did and have created and introduced The Godrej Protekt Hand Sanitizer – which is not just another hand sanitizer.

The Godrej Protekt Sanitizer is an alcohol free hand sanitizer and naturally derived. Each attractively packaged bottle is 100% recyclable and holds 200 Sprays. Being in a unique spray form the sanitizer spreads better and faster giving you a non-stop 8 hour germ protection against 99.9% germs. The compact size of the bottle allows you slip it in to your purse and pocket. It is so gentle that it is safe to use for children as well and that is why it is called ‘not just another’ hand sanitizer. This hand sanitizer spray is anything, but ordinary.

Buy the best hand sanitizer online which can be taken everywhere and anywhere to kick out 99.9% germs.

A quick and clean way to get even cleaner.

 

#ThankfulThursdays

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I love my Blog #BlogChatter

I take on the baton of Blog Love from Ajay Kontham

 

I started off with a diary, but couldn’t sustain it for long

The ink would spread and the words bled leaving me forlorn

I had so many words and thoughts trapped inside of me

I wanted to write them down to save them for posterity

So what did I do? I signed up for a blog

‘Deliciously Alive’, it was called for 12 years long

I wrote and published and I also shared

With people very few, only those I knew who cared

And then I met BlogChatter and things began to change

I realized that I needed a bigger home and a decided on a new name

I now own a tiny space on the vast internet, it’s called Sirimiri

Sirimiri is Latin for a fine drizzle of rain, isn’t the name quirky?

I thought it was apt for my blog which is why I named it so

My blog represents me and we should match, don’t you think so?

Sirimiri is a fine drizzle of words, in my case

Words that fall softly but once read don’t leave you the same

My Blog is my calling card it will lead you to me

When you visit and leave a comment behind, I smile showing 32 teeth

Sirimiri is where you’ll find my varied feelings, happiness and angst

My unfiltered thoughts, celebrations and my rants

My blog has grown with me as we traversed together through the years

Acquiring a sheen of wisdom and facing all our fears

I think these are reasons enough to show my love for my blog

Thought they keep changing and multiplying these will do for now

I love Sirimiri and Sirimiri is me

We both are open books that choose the page we want you to read.

I pass on the baton of Blog Love to Chandni 

5 Things that irritate me about My Husband #FridayReflections

6 years of an Arranged Marriage and I happily admit that I am still getting to know my Husband. The Husband, on the other hand claims to have read me inside out * insert eye roll *

6 years though is just enough time for me to find out and write on 5 things that irritate you about your partner, a prompt on Friday Reflections hosted by Sanch  and Corinne.

So, what is it about my Husband that irritates me? Here goes!

He has the attention span of an Ant!  When he has a faraway look in his eyes and looks as peaceful as The Buddha as I talk to him I know his attention has drifted away someplace else. Grrrrr! It was terribly exasperating when that happened in the earlier years of marriage, but now as soon as that glazed look appears in his eyes a gleam appears in mine. And I whip out my mobile and start doing what I want to do. He snaps to attention immediately, making me wonder if his attention had really wandered, or not! * cocks eyebrow *

He is a terrible listener!  With the attention span of an Ant is it any surprise that he is a bad listener? Not! Funny thing is he looks so attentive when I, or someone else, talks that most people think he is such a sincere and attentive listener! * insert guffaw * Well, they aren’t the ones who are married to him, are they now? You know those jokes that say, ‘Husbands are the best people to tell secrets to. They’ll never tell anyone because they aren’t even listening’ ? Well, I am living proof of this * insert wink *

He is always on the Phone!  Where did the ‘Terrible Listener’ go you are wondering? I do too! From friends calling him up, and vice versa, asking for his views on which car to buy to who will win the next Election he is on the phone discussing it all. Tired of waiting for a break between phone calls I have mastered the art of communicating with him through sign language or writing on paper and holding it up for him to read. I now have a fair idea how long which telephonic chat will last and plan my chores and indulgences accordingly. * pats herself on the back *

He is Messy!  And no, not the footballer! I, on the other hand am an organized, almost borderline OCD person. So you can well imagine my state, can’t you? 5 minutes of him walking into the house and you would think someone switched on a giant fan and shook up my, previously orderly, home. No, I don’t know how he does it, but believe me, my research is on. I even wake up earlier to read the paper, as after the Husband is done reading it it is such a mangled mess that all I can do is bin it.

He is a Foodie!  His love for good food is legendary! Little surprise then that I learnt to cook post marriage only for him. Rainy Days see hot Samosas, Kachori’s and Jalebi’s making an appearance at home. If the Home Meal Menu is boring * read healthy * before I realise it, a home delivery person is ringing my doorbell handing me something, mostly sinful. We go out to buy a strip of Paracetamol and end up having dinner or lunch and carry home a dessert as well. If only we had the metabolism to match his love for food!

So here it is, our crazy life. And all said and done, I will admit, there is not a single dull moment to be had when he’s around, and I have got so used to all his quirks that after a short period of peace I start getting withdrawal symptoms.

It is marriage, love or just being used to each other? We are still debating that one. If only he would listen long enough!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Patidev!

 

On Hurt #MayTivation

We all get hurt. We all also hurt.

But when you carry forward a hurt done to you long after the reason for it has either ceased to exist or faded away then it is only YOU are only hurting yourself, not the person nor the situation.

When you refuse to let go of any hurt inflicted, you’ re hurting yourself more than the person or situation that hurt you.

Most people are also afraid to let go of hurt as once they let go they are faced with emptiness and the responsibility of thinking and answering themselves what next?

Any situation or emotion has power over you only as long as you allow it to, because it is wiser to control emotions rather than let emotions control you.

Life is beautiful and there are so many more emotions to experience and moments to create. Why would you want to be stuck in a toxic pit of hurt?

As the happy, high and wise Bob Marley said – ‘The truth is that everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones suffering for’

 

 

 

#FridayFotoFiction #Week12

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Why are you Thankful for Love in your life? #ThankfulThursdays

Being Thankful does not come easily and naturally to most, but when it does and becomes a habit it enriches your life.

I was an almost regular writer and contributor for Thankful Thursdays, till Amrita, who co-hosts it with Tina suggested that Deepa and I join them as co-hosts. In a time when it’s everyone for themselves and putting yourself first is the new cool I was moved and amazed by Amrita’s gesture. So, from writing for #ThankfulThursdays I am one of the co-hosts, just one more thing to be Thankful for;

Why are you Thankful for Love in your life?

Love is one of the basics needs of human beings. After food, water, air, health and money we need love and need to be loved.

I will be eternally grateful for the love and sound upbringing my Parents gave me and that I learnt so much from watching them, from helping people as much as you can, in any way you can. In passing on the belief that I always have enough, and to be Thankful for it all.

Thankful to my strict Convent School upbringing, which I understandably hated then, but because of which I picked up the habit of Reading, thanks to Library Period. My love for Reading has ensured that I am never lonely and I keep upgrading myself. Since life is too short and experiences way too many a love for Reading lets you be part of an experience without going through it yourself.

Thankful to you, my readers, who read all that I write and some even share their thoughts in the form of likes and comments. People can argue away that Likes and Comments don’t matter but to me they are a way you respond to my writing and pictures and that matters to me, as that is your way for showing your love.

The love of true friends, who do not shy away from reprimanding you when you’re wrong and double your happiness by sharing it with you when you win.

Most of all I am thankful for the Love I have for myself. I believe that when you fall in love with yourself, it is an affair that lasts a lifetime, giving you the guidance no one can and making your stronger.

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