Everyday Inspiration,Day Fifteen: Take a Cue From Your Reader

Day Fifteen: Take A Cue From Your Reader

I had one request, he asked me to write an anecdote.

This is a true story: One year I went To Chicago with my kids, one was a little over three years old and the second one was not quite two. 

My husband was sick with a terrible backache, he was unable to move. His brother who lives in Chicago, wanted us to go  see his little infant. I was reluctant to leave my husband by himself and go with our little kids. 

My spouse the eldest brother, felt it was his duty to go. After some discussion I agreed, little did I think how will I manage this task. 

When the plane landed at O’ hare airport, it was past 10:30 PM, Gander time. My kids were fast asleep on the seat. I shook my three-year old, she woke up immediately. The younger one didn’t move. I hesitated help from anyone. The passenger at the back said, ‘looks like you need help.’

I looked at him and nodded, he came forward, carried her out of the plane and waited for me. 

My brother-in-law came to receive us, he was surprised to see his niece in a stranger’s arm. 

He asked me, ‘looks like Anita, but who’s the gentleman carrying her?’

‘It’s a passenger, he took pity on me and asked if he can help.’

Two weeks later we were flying back to Gander, on the way we had a stop over in Montreal. Next day I had my luggage ready for our friend to give us a ride to the airport. 

I put my luggage in a cart and wheeled it in front of the Air Canada counter, the line was long. My friend said, ‘I will take care of the kids while you’re checking in.’ 

Moments later my friend was back with my older kid, ‘where is Anita I asked?

‘I don’t know, ‘ she said, ‘wasn’t she with you?’

“No.’ I said in panic.

I stepped back a few feet from the line, I saw Anita running, I ran as fast as I could  and picked her up in my arms, the escalator down was  a  yard or two away. I thought I’d lose my balance, checked myself and started walking. I forgot to pray or thank God for His help!

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#Everyday Inspiration, Day Fifteen: Take a Cue From Your Reader

Day Fifteen: Take a cue From Your Reader

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and cure my loneliness.”___ Maya Angelou

*Tell us about a time when a piece of music moved you. Do you have an all-time favourite song?

Yes I do have an-all time favourite song, the lyrics was  written by Rabindranath Tagore.

It was significant to me because it has a very soft melody and sung by my favourite singer, Hemant Kumar one of the best singers in Bengal. Hemant had a magical voice anything he sang  was  so good I’d listen to the song a number of times.

Coming back to my all-time favourite song here it is with translation by me, Ranu:

The title is: “Chiro Aami”   “Forever Me”( The lyrics and music by Rabindranath Tagore)

When my footsteps are no longer visible on this place,

I will not row my boat,

my buying and selling will be completed,

My dues will be paid,

my coming and going will cease at this market.

You need not remember me,

or look up at the stars and call me.

My musical instrument will be covered with dust,

there will be thorny creepers growing around my house.

The garden will resemble as an unkempt place,

thick grass will be seen covering my garden.

Moss and lichen will surround the pond__

you need not remember me then or call me.

After my passing everything will look the same,

the flute will sound the same as now.

The days will go on as usual,

you will see the boats crowding the  wharves like now.

Shepherds will bring their cattle to graze,

they will play in the field,

while they wait for the cattle to complete eating their food.

But who can say I will not be there that day.

I will be back as a new person,

I will have new friends and I  will have a new identity.

I will come and go forever as usual,

only you won’t know me.

Try not to remember me  or look up at the stars and call me.

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