Day Eight : Reinvent the Letter Format
Dear Aunt Bela,
It was a long time ago we the siblings came for a visit to our grandparent’s house in Cheora. Though our grandparents passed away, we found you in the house.
I asked you, Bela Auntie, how many children do you have?
You replied: I have two a boy and a girl. The girl is only a few months old.
I said: Auntie can I see the baby?
You told me I can she is in the bedroom.
I ran to see her, she was lifting one leg and then the other, she did not know who I was, but quietly played in her cradle. I thought she was so quiet, did not cry at all, even though I was a complete stranger.
Everyday I went to the kitchen to watch you cooking, suddenly you said: Ranu it’d be so nice if someone invented a pill we could swallow instead of eating plate full of food which took so much time to cook and we ate it so quickly. Then had to wash the dishes.
I laughed and told you, yes it’s simple, but we are humans we want to get the aroma of food and chew and swallow it to get the taste. No auntie I don’t think your wish can be fulfilled.
We left after two months, I loved seeing you and your little girl and told my friends about our vacation.
I wanted to see you again, but couldn’t I was teaching in a school, you came to our house in Comilla, you told my mom you will visit again to see me.
Unfortunately it never happened, you suddenly passed away.
I hope you are in heaven and do not have to cook anymore.
I love you Auntie Bela, may you rest in peace!
Your niece Ranu