December 30, 2008

The Original Woman


I am told I resemble my mother a lot. Physically and otherwise.

She is a difficult act to emulate -a strange mishmash of old world generosity and a free intelligent spirit that challenges complacency and unfairness.

Most of the time it is to everyone's advantage but I do think it leaves her a little exhausted. I used to call her campaigner or activist and that remains to this day.

With all her ailments, she is more active than people half her age. She is more concerned about Navy's likes than I could ever be bothered to be. And she is the one who packs our lunch daily!!

It is really her generosity that helps me work in peace knowing Anush is being really well cared for and loved but not spoilt.

She has resumed working part time ( though she is a full time grandma). She did seem a little lost not spending some time outdoors and in pursuit of a non family calling.

An avid reader, a great cook, a lover of saris, a music buff, a fantastic host ( who is often taken advantage of) the list goes on .....

It is to her genes that I attribute my love for art and culture, I am always trying to be as versatile as she is but I know a copy can never match the Original


Here is wishing The Original Woman a very very happy birthday and many more to come!!

18 comments:

~nm said...

A very happy birthday to your wonderful Ma!

DC said...

Oh, really touched! you have worded this post so beautifully. Happy birthday to your mom!

Itchingtowrite said...

happy birthday!!!

Artnavy said...

DC
I had so much more to write but I know she will dismiss it all as too much senti - so i stopped at this

thanks guys

preetischronicle said...

Thats a beautiful post! You are blessed to have such a wonderful woman for a mom, so inspiring.
Wishes for a very happy birthday to her!

Timepass said...

happy birthday to aunty..btw if the copy blogs so well, when will the original start blogging!!!happy new year

Timepass said...

happy birthday to aunty..btw if the copy blogs so well, when will the original start blogging!!!happy new year

The Seeker said...

A very happy birthday wish to your amma!!!

And wishing you all happyness in the year to come !!!

A very prosperous and happy new year 2009 !!!

Artnavy said...

thanks seeker and timepass

Monika,Ansh said...

A very Happy Birthday to your Ma.
Lovely post & pictures.

Mama - Mia said...

Happy Birthday too your mum!

gorgeous post!!

cheers!

abha

choxbox said...

Your mom looks so pretty!

You look a lot like her, true.

dipali said...

Your mom is gorgeous. Wishing her a terrific birthday and a great year ahead.

Artnavy said...

thanks all

will let my mom know and hopefully read it as well

home comp is acting up and shld be in shape today

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