Friday, November 20, 2009

Bundle Of Joy

I 've been off blogging for a while ..... a year and more ..... felt the need to be back here to share .... learn ... release. A lot of things transpired during the hiatus ...travel, job ... success & failure in many endeavours. The defining event of the period however was the arrival of my son. I resume this space therefore with a small post dedicated to my bundle of joy......

Most of us have read inspirational books, listened to sermons etc ... all of it giving nothing more than an ephemeral period of calm. I've tried many times over & failed .... to live life fully on my own terms .... to invoke and retain the power of now. Advait now is my stress buster & shows me the way.

I return home after a dreary days work..... physically exhausted and with fluttering thoughts ... frustration at the workplace,plans for the future, judgements, opinions, anger ........ all of it vanishes in a moment ..... as I see him toddling across swiftly with a beaming face .... as he sticks to my leg with arms thrown up .... yearning for a cuddle. Nothing brings as much peace as when he meanders along, tired after playtime to drop on my chest & fall off to sleep. He's teaches me to notice and find joy in small things ..... by breaking into casual mirth on a cow's "moo.." .... on the sound of a tumbling vessel. He is fully engrossed as he tries discover the source of sound in a beeping microvawe... as he tries to attach the lid of a bottle to its base. His fixation is abruptly interrupted on hearing his favourite Ad music on TV.... & he starts dancing to it's rhythm ....

He's growing fast & helping us grow with him ...... & I am grateful for it. I pray therefore to be able to steer his development ... into a person of substance who knows his own means & can find his way..... That should be my payback ...



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8 comments:

Nanditha Prabhu said...

you said it right ! as our babies grow , they help us grow too ...and u will realise as time moves on and they grow older it is hard for us to just be an onlooker and let them grow !... i am sure u r missing shyamu now ... we had a great time with him and expecting to spend more time when they will be visiting us .nice to see u blogging again.

!! Oxymoron !! said...

Hi Naveen,

Though I havent experienced this myself (yet!), I've seen my colleagues brighten up, while recounting the escapades of their little ones! Your son looks charming!

Preeti Shenoy said...

It is indeed a privilege and one of the greatest blessings to be in the life of a child.

Cheers
preeti

Ram said...

Hi Navneen
When I had Rehane, she transformed my world too and continues to be my source of inspiration. A good friend Bharat Joshi, when he became father for the first time, had once told me that nothing could compare to your child hugging you (especially in those innocent formative years). And how true it is. He also pushed Bill Cosby's 'FatherHood' into my hands - A real nice book too. Try it.

Naveen said...

@nandukka ... :) will try to stay on

@oxymoron ....thanx

@preeti ... yes indeed ... thanx

@ram .... it's very true .... i'll try to get hold of the book .

Indrani said...

Great shots shared.
Makes me smile. Have nice, memorable times!

KParthasarathi said...

That is a beautiful post.babies are charmers and you hve expressed the joy of being with them wonderfully.
Thanks for the comments.

harimohan said...

children are our extensions ,they demand and give love with no pretensions and instill in us happiness unsurpassed