Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fulcrums...

As a mother, you’ve given me life. You’ve taught me to walk; read and eat with my own hands. You’ve halted your life so I may have mine. You’ve loved me without question. And you’ve hurt as I have, when I have. So much more when I seemed to flunk Sanskrit for no good reason.

As a sister, you’ve laughed with me; and you’ve laughed at me. You’ve conspired with me against enemies whose existence you took at my word. You’ve tried your level best to understand why Barbies were monstrous villains for them GI Joes. And you’ve listened patiently to me go on about nothing at all when I was hurt. (“Bhaiyya, you’re crazy”). Or when I was stupid (“Bhaiyya, you’re crazy”).

As a lover, you’ve taught me to need. To dream. You’ve taught me patience and the near infinite comfort of having someone caress your hair. You’ve laughed at all my jokes. You've smiled extra hard when I somehow fixed your computer. And you’ve given me reason to feel; to lose myself to that feeling.

Today, people will talk about how far women have come in terms of economics, suffrage and leadership. And that is great, even if only for how inevitable it was. Today, in some measure, the equality of the sexes will be discussed. But see, men and women aren’t created equal. Women are necessarily greater.
As women, all of you have come long measurable distances. As people who’ve defined my life, as the essays in strength, compassion and sacrifice that you are, that pales in comparison.

So yeah, I’ll make you that sandwich. And you can nag me about how I forgot to put enough mayonnaise in it.

19 comments:

  1. LOVE=D
    This is going to swim in my head for a while, nicely done

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    1. Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum.
      Also, cogito, ergo doleo.
      And thanks. :)

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  2. Beautiful. Thank you for such wonderful blogpost. :)

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    1. Thank you. And it's alright whenever you accidentally a word. :)

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  4. Almost brought a tear to my eye. Guess I'm getting sentimental in my old age. :-)

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    1. May I say "tumhari twacha se tumhari umar ka pata nahi chalta"? No? Well, yes.

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  5. I think you just might be the cutest thing ever.

    *ruffles your hair*

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    1. :) You're indulgent of me.
      Also, one of these days I'll go for 'inexplicably sexy'. This may involve some form of chemical warfare, but hey...

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  6. Loved this post. May your tribe increase. :)

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  7. This is beautiful.
    You just earned yourself a follower. :)

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    1. I really must come back to my blog more than once every 6 months.

      Thank you. :)

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  8. You haven't written anything for a really long time.

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    1. I'm flat out of things that outrage me and/or inspire me. :|

      Of course, if you have a topic, I'm perfectly willing to give it the requisite amount of my time as well as the sound of a hardened skull bouncing off a nearby wall.

      P.s. Long time, you.

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  9. Loved it!! God bless you!! :)

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    1. They can't handle the truth!
      And now that I have that particular reference out of my system, I'm going to assume that was a compliment. So yeah. :)

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