February 05, 2013

Paati

Poona Paati to me, Situ Paati to my little ones and to Navy
Amma to many, though chiefly to Raju and Rajam
A small little lady
With long black curls and a large heart
The maker of bolis and rotis
And morkozhambu like no other
A frail lady but my pillar of strength through a difficult  pregnancy
The remover of all evil-the suthi podra person of this home
Lover of TV serials ( including kandravi and chandalans) 
Mysore Sandal Soap and Ponds dreamflower talc loyalist
Expert at Kolams, crochet and carrom too( not to forget the childish cheating)
The last grand one of mine
Spirited and Shy, Stubborn and Helpful
Zestful till almost the end, the last few weeks were painful.

Tata Paati. Inga mathram poitu vara modiyaadu.
I can picture you right now, having a  tiff  with thaatha already over there.
Till we meet again, farewell.

30 comments:

Mala said...

So sorry to hear this. She sounds like a remarkable person.

Subha said...

Sorry for your loss, Art.

Anonymous said...

Art,

I am so sorry for your loss..
Take care...

Sujatha R

Vibha said...

Sorry for your loss Art...

mnamma said...

I am so sorry Arthi... I have met her once when we all came to see Aditi after she was born. I still remember her enthusiasm.

Sheela said...

So sorry for your loss, Art... your words here about Situ Paati are intimate and precious.

B o o. said...

Hugs, Art. Please accept my condolences.

How do we know said...

oh god!! your few words express your deep loss. am sorry.

subha said...

Reminds me so much of my own Paati..she had such a modern outlook towards life..she was the first one to approve my love marriage to a man from another caste-she said we all live in a cosmopolitan society, ithula enna irukku?She sang songs, slogams,was adept in kolam,tamil literature..ennoda paati.
I am so sorry for your loss.Take care

Krishnan said...

Paati will live on forever in all your memories, I am sure.

sandhya said...

Hugs, Art. I remember meeting her. Take care.

CW said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can imagine how heart-breaking it is. Take care.

Aparna said...

Just knowing you, I can sort of imagine the grandma she must have been; sad that we didn't get a chance to get to know her. Sorry to hear about your loss. Peace.

~nm said...

A big hug to you! And may her soul rest in peace even if it means having tiffs with your Thaatha :)

ArtsyCraftsyMom said...

Hugs art.. So sorry for your loss.
How are the kids taking it? Pls pass on my condolences to your parents.

Bubble Catcher said...

She sounds like a spirited and loving lady.Wishing you and your family loads of strength and courage to deal with the loss.

Artnavy said...

Thanks all for the support. Rationally, we all know that this is a life well lead and a fairly good end.

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Aditi does not know. She thinks paati is in hospital still.

Anush was a little low and wants more details. We told her that the body goes but the soul lives on as a star. We are keeping the kids engaged with routine activities.

Situ Paati seemed to have waited to see the kids before moving on.

She has been hospitalised since Jan 6 and met them on this Sat finally when they allowed the kids to visit her.

Jwala said...

Feeling very sorry for u.What a great and cheerful person!Never been with paati.Missed all the wonderful moments what u and many people had/have with their paatis.May her soul rest in peace.

Jwala.

Choxbox said...

Hug Art.

AA_Mom said...

So sorry to hear this Art. She waited for them is noteworhty. Take care and hope you find the strength to move on and celebrate her vibrant life.

muse said...

So sorry for your loss. Your words and the photo collage brought tears to my eyes.

Meena said...

A life well led with no regrets - well tahts the only consolation we should hv!

Vimala said...

So sorry to hear about paati, your words reminded of my paati too.

take care

R's Mom said...

So sorry to hear it Art...hugs and more hugs

Anusha Sarathy said...

Sorry Arthi.

My condolences!!!

Cuckoo said...

Love your new header. Your grandmom sure sounds remarkable. Sorry about your loss.

Sree said...

RIP paati... she had a full life and she will live on in your memories forever...

Hip Grandma said...

Sorry for your loss. Cherish her memories. They are all you have to turn to for inspiration

Arundhati said...

I'm so sorry, Art. Please pass on my condolences to your parents.

Love,
Arundhati

TPL said...

Paati seems just wonderful and how lucky is your family to have been a part of her life.

Hugs to all in the family.