Power cuts seem to have a plus side these days...what could it be you ask?? well... here's my story...
Power cut, sweltering summer,everybody's running to open their respective doors and windows at home and then we realize that we have an inverter,ah! thank God!but how long till the power comes on? nobody knows...we have to conserve the battery so it lasts longer,and so we all decided to stay in the hall with one light and fan...My son Adi decides to bring his balloon along and I decided to blow some more of them,so by the end of 5 minutes we had around 10 balloons of all possible colors bouncing off everything making Adi squeal with joy and making all the others which constisted of my niece,my sis in law,my bro in law,my father in law, mother in law and moi to start playing balloon,(Imagine everyone trying to throw and catch at the same time!).My cook decided to make some chilled orange flavoured Rasna to 'beat the heat' so to say and my Sis in law decided to play some fabulous music Kishore hits,LAtha,Asha then on to some classical M.S.Subbulakshmi,Sudha Raghunathan,Bombay Jeyshree,Priya sisters,over to old tamil movie songs by Janaki,Susheela,S.P.B,Yesudas etc... Everybody was laughing and playing all at once and I just stood and reminisced for a moment,is this what we are missing, when everyone is busy in their own zones and carrying on with their respective lives?? What a major loss! Is this what is lost in todays families,when the parents are busy on their phones and laptops doing official work.They bring work home and stay up late or wake up in the wee hours of the morning to complete deadlines or overcome backlogs?? Children are happy watching TV and parents are even happier to be left alone to continue their 'WORK'.With everybody needing their space,they end up in different rooms and there's just no connection anymore...
This incident made me sit up and think how much we are missing...Its the small things in life that give true happiness and peace.Chit-chatting over a chilled glass of juice,playing balloon and having it burst in your face, then having a hearty laugh.Its just so much worth a power cut :-)

3 comments:

Shiv said...

I realized it on earth hour day.. wen we switched off all the things n sat down n actually spoke.. n had fun!

really true.! kudos. best blog morale i read!
-siva

வினோத்குமார் கோபால் said...

wow thats really interesting...
really nice to hear songs coz @ that time there won't be any noises...

SHALINI said...

thanks siva and vinodh!

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