Wednesday, 11 August 2010

kiss transformation



i destroyed my two-decade-old beard the other day,
because my grandchild neha started kissing my cheeks.

*****

21 comments:

Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

I too did the same last night for I've to go home soon!

P. Venugopal said...

when there is a purpose, we raise the bar!!! when there is the likelihood of some young girl kissing your cheeks, you make your cheeks shine like a rose, to be not found wanting when the event happens. who are all waiting for you back home?

Charu said...

:) thats so cute... can we see a picture of the two of u together?

kalpana said...

Lucky Neha....!!!

:-)

P. Venugopal said...

the camara i have with me has developed a snag, but i shall have a picture taken in three-four days' time and post it with this post. Charu, life has dynamically transformed since my grandchild's arrival home last month, my daughter having got a job in housing board last month. my son in law too is returning from scotland shortly and they are to start career anew--both are architects. my wife is a teacher, my son has got a work just now after finishing b.tech and there is no one home during the daytime except my 85-year-old mother. so i fly between work and babysitting, to and fro, to and fro until the others take over. life has suddenly become very hectic and i find that i carry the tempo of it into my work too. i have never been this quick before. even with the evening couple i am quick now--i gulp it in double quick time and am back home as fast as i can. this has happened with everyone home and so my home is now like a beehive, always buzzing and silently so when she is asleep.

and kalpana, thanks for the compliments!!!

Charu said...

That must be such a nice change to experience.. I never really thought that a little baby had the 'power' to make everyone including her great grandmother revolve around her like this... Like a magician Neha seems to have infused new life in all of u... Gr8 keep up ur pace...

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P. Venugopal said...

children galvanize everything around them into a state of hyper activity. just imagine how it will be in your case when you become a mother. the sheer unpredictability of the schedules will make us super alert...my grandchild is more than eight months old now and has started moving around on all fours. she is also beginning to show signs of developing a will of her own, which means she cannot be bluffed into staying indoors when she wants to be taken outdoors...i find being a grandfather is a lot different from being a father.

Balachandran V said...

Good luck and have a great time in your new role - and with the new face!!! :D

P. Venugopal said...

new face is the talk of the town!

Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

:)

rknair said...

When Neha grows up, her granddad is going to take to 'sanyas'. That's what he told us last evening in office. I've suggested an apt name for his new avatar: Swami Kapadananda! What a coincidence: he had a great uncle who left sanyas, got married and was (un)popular by the name 'Apakadananda Swamy' coz he was in the habit of suing all and sundry :)

Anonymous said...

Venu, you must be really enjoying fondling your grand daughter on your knees! The only occasion you have been on it, I suppose!!... I mean your knees!!

Charu said...

Hey! The two of u look so cute... love this pic

P. Venugopal said...

my anonymous friend, whom i know,
hear me:
we do not fall on our knees
when we know deep within
we are the manifestation of the divine.

we are also on our knees
before every being on earth,
the soil, the air, the skies
and also people whom we consider
at our phenomenal level our enemies,
when we know
the meaning of the word Brahman:
everything and everything
is the manifestation of the divine.

now, RK:
do i qualify for sanyas? it runs in the family. i have also spoken to you about another great uncle who amassed great wealth from Persia to return home in the early 1960's to begin sanyas and die aged nearly a hundred keeping a very large family anxiously waiting to whom he would have left all his wealth. he had a queer laughing expression on his face when he died--his body lay laughing when we were doing the last rites. he died without signing a will making uncles, cousins, aunts and all the distant relations to fight among themselves for several years!

so it runs in the family--sanyas!

and thanks, Charu. my grandchild looks exactly like her grandma.

Kalpana said...

I second what Charu has said and I want to add that you are looking so young :-)

P. Venugopal said...

thank you, Kalpana!!! you should have seen me a fortnight ago. i used to look like smirking Dostoevsky. that was the reason why the girl on the street scowled at me the other day. now they are are all smiling. the bird is on the wing, the snail is on the thorn, all is well with the world!

Prabhakar said...

Dear Venu, Your grand-daughter looks really cute. She is indeed a magician, giving you a new face, a new life.

P. Venugopal said...

Prabhakar, do you know what my routine is nowadays? I am clean and fresh and smooth shaven by 7 a.m. and take over Neha as she rises up the horizon. I take her to the front door and she edges me to the gate. But I stand there resolute and say, without looking at her face: "Appooppanu oru omma thannal pariganikkam" (shall consider obliging you if you give grandpa a kiss). She is just nearing the age of nine months and she doesn't know the language yet, I think. But she will look me on the face for a few seconds and smack-smack kiss me on the cheeks. Then I obey her order and take her out through the gate and engage her with the activities around our little colony on the outskirts of the city for about one-and-a-half hours.

കുസുമം ആര്‍ പുന്നപ്ര said...

hi,
venu kollalo

P. Venugopal said...

you haven't seen her so far. i shall bring her there one of these days.