Sunday, September 18, 2016

"SHE OPENED A BLANK NOTE BOOK.."


The daughter was traveling abroad for settlement joining her family at the new place.. The dad neatly packed 4 big bags and kept them ready for her travel..

"4 big bags, dad? They allow only 2 on my Flight!”

“On extra payment they allow more number of bags, dear!”

"Dad! I can't travel with so much luggage.. It's a problem when I check In and when I go out at my destination.. And the usual Taxis there can’t take 4 big bags!”

"No worry, dear! you can hire 'Instant Help' at both the points and the special bigger Taxi when you come out!”

"But we have to pay heavily for all these extras!"

"I've loaded your card account with the necessary money.. And I kept extra cash in your wallet for these on the spot payments!"

"Ok.. Tell me what's all that stuff inside these bags!"

"Dear! The 1st bag has all that you gave me to pack as your essentials.. The 2nd has the gifts given to you by the near and dear!"

"That's quite right.. I need to keep all these with me!"

"The 3rd one has those items you love to have with you as I know. You alone bought all of them and stored safely all these days!"

"But that stuff is not much of use now.. I can as well leave that here!"

"Once upon a time you only bought these with so much love and care.. It's my duty to send all this to your new home!"

"Okay agreed, But why a 4th one here?"

"That's specially from my side!"

"From your side? What else is due to me from your side? You have done so much for me all these years!"

“Dear! At a certain point of time in the coming days I, under the influence of forgetfulness or any other usual emotions with me may do some 'Less' for you. Such happenings in spite of being rare, that 'Less done' would sure produce a never ending pain in the heart of a father which he had to live thru' all his later life with no escape..

Here, I'm doing little more in advance now itself so that in future there would be a lesser chance for such a pain take over me in my life!

And keep a blank notebook with you to note down any doubts you wish to clarify with me subsequently when you travel!"

Tears rolled down the daughter's cheeks as she murmured within..

"Yes, dad! You said the last point very much right.. A blank notebook sure helps me note down the most important query I want to clarify with you.. And right now I'm noting down that here!"

Saying thus she opened a blank notebook next to her and scribbling something in it as she left the place, a gust of wind thru' the window in no time turned over the papers exposing the single query written by the beloved daughter in bold letters which could be read by every one around..

"HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE ME, DAD IN MY LIFE?"


‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

17 comments:

  1. Awesome one, touchy and reflects the fact of life. loved it.

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    1. Thanks Jyotirmoy.. Truly an appreciative comment on the Post.. Again..Thanks for promoting the Post on G+!

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  2. Very touching! There is nothing like a parent-child relationship. :)

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    1. Rightly said, Saumy.. The love there in the heart of the parent forever does the best for the child possible and never anything less of it.. Thanks for the nice comment here!

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  3. Extremely touchy. Great work, Sir. Loved the post!!!!

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    1. Thanks Anupriya.. A nice appreciation on the Post!

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  4. Extremely touchy. Great work, Sir. Loved the post!!!!

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  5. What a beautiful story...looks like you said this to your daughter.....I am reminded of my father who is no more with me....Wish I could ask him some questions too.....

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    1. You are right Sunaina.. It's one of the part personal experiences.. Being a dad of 2 girls, I understand this bond to the root level.. Thanks for such a nice praise here.. Best wishes!

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  6. Beautiful story, a father's love knows no bounds!

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    1. Very rightly said Sara.. That love is ever unique.. Thanks for the appreciative comment here!

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  7. Oh! So touching!
    A caring dad and a lucky daughter.

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    1. Thank you Indrani.. A great appreciative comment here!

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  8. Mind blowing post. Can't control tears in my eyes !!!

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    1. Thanks Vasantha.. A nice appreciative comment here.. Happy to have the same on the Post!

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