I live in a small bunglow with a lovely courtyard and a well maintained garden. It is picturesque, beautiful , serene and green green....I loved it through out my five years stay here. Five of us live here as of now....Let me introduce the residents. Myself, you know, the weird, unique one, needs not much introduction. My teenaged son, who has become responsible ever since my hospital rendezvous. Our pet Hero, the lion of the house, LUCKY...i hate to call him a dog, as he never grew up as a dog. A dog with human characteristics one can say, because he understands and responds to two languages, is very sensitive and expresses all kinds of emotions just by his looks. He is very handsome and strong, a macho guy, you would fall in love with him. His mother was a black hound and father a German Shepherd ( a foreigner!) Neighbours call him Lion when he does his usual running around chasing squirrels!He is a perfect watchman, alert! Never gave us a chance to complain.
Then there are the two naughty rogues of the house, the star tortoises,(to be extinct species) roaming around the house and the garden. If you are at some work, they make it their business to reach there and poke their nose into your business, and tail you around if you are watering the plants.They are fearless and naughty at their best. I love them, but I will leave them soon in the forest to their natural habitat, sad that I will miss them. You may wonder Why?
Because I am shifting to a small apartment complex nearer to the city. Friends suggested that I shift my residence for a better health. Though I am not superstitious, the vastu of my house has brought nothing but ill health. When I look back the five years, I must take into account my continued ill health, loss of money, and many incidents that I cannot over look anymore. I need to uproot and replant myself in good faith. I feel a change is necessary for me in every aspect of life after the truamatic experiences of recent, of which my friends here in redroom are aware of.
Today, contrary to my practices, my son and I did some puja and lighted the lamp and broke the coconut and boiled the milk and watched it brim over to the north side. Friends gathered said, that is an auspicious sign. You will prosper , I said thank you. The rituals I had never practiced, they made my son do it. They said you did not follow the rituals so you went through bad times, do it now for a change and see what good times it brings in. No harm, I followed their instructions and did what was asked of me; on the whole I felt happy about the change.
It is a neat little double bedroom apartment, sunny , roomy , airy, situated in the first floor. I see a lot people around for a change. Right now, I am back home packing, before that I thought I should finish my blog and inform my friends about it.For they have been with me when I went through the stages of truama. And I am grateful for their continued understanding and support.
So Friends, If you do not happen to see me around till I get my new net connection , do not panic. I am well and fine, settling things down. I will miss you until we meet again and miss me too....hehe....Wish me the best when you remember me.
Causes Sumathi Mohan Supports
Child education, eradication of child labour and child marriages, promotion of education in slum areas. free thinking. MV Foundation, Hyderabad. CRY.