Two years ago, this day, we had the tsunami hit Chennai and various other places. There was another kind of near devastation that happened closer home. I will never ever forget the anxiety I suffered and created among loved ones. I had discovered my pregnancy a couple of days before Christmas. Post Christmas, I went to office as usual. By noon I found I was spotting. I did not wish to share the news with anyone in office for fear of the implications on my bonus, work load and for this superstition which states do not share it till the first trimester is over. I was pertified. Called Navy, fixed an appointment with the scan doc and went over to see her the same evening straight from work. Then we went with the report to my gynaec. She advised bed rest for a month. I was really worried that my boss would not accommodate the request. He not only approved my leave but was very understanding of my need to not reveal anything at office. So we said I had a severe back problem which required rest. One of the moments I felt the boss deserved a big hug.
Why am I writing this? Because I am reading The Godmother by Carrie Adams. There is an episode where a couple, after trying for almost a decade, get pregnant. But she loses her much- longed- for pregnancy in the third month itself. She is so positive that her friend, The Godmother, fears for her and as if Murphy's rule had to apply, Claudia suffers a miscarriage when she is busy preparing the baby's nursery. She is so aggrieved that she keeps saying that she cannot get the "red paint "off her hands. It moved me - what could have been and what is.
I have a lot to be thankful for.
My blogsville profile suddenly states i am 250 years old. Together with being from the year of the rat, this takes the cake- a cheesy one though.If I were to live 250 years what would i be- a pleasure for geriatrics of course.What other things live to be 250 years- turtles, banyan trees? Ran a search for living things with maximum candles on their cakes- Whales and something called a deep-sea cold seep tubeworm live over 2 centuriesOf the fish, the carp and pike are believed to live as long as 150 yearsAmong plants, the bristlecone pine of California has the greatest longevity, over 4,600 years!I will be more than glad to have a life, however short but interesting enough that it extends into memories and memoirs for atleast a century.