Monday, July 30, 2012 | By: Reenie

Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps

One of my favourite Bengali authors passed away recently... and it made me very sad...

... even though I'm out of touch from Bengali literature for years and years now, even though it had been a while that I had picked up a Humayun Ahmed book or even looked for a Kindle version, even though it had been years since I had given any thought to the most interesting characters he had created- Himu, Misir Ali and many more...


... but the news of his death brought a few things back and with some help from a friend- I now have all his books to read and re-read; and I am appreciating once more the easy flow of words, the lucid style of writing and the witty off-hand remarks here and there... and I am sometimes transported to rainy Dhaka evenings of my school holidays in another life many many years back...

... because in that life- I had read the same words with warm teacup within my palms, watching the mango trees in monsoon rain and smelling the pages of the newly-bought book... it was a pocket of time where everything was perfect in my otherwise rather imperfect life...

... and I had learnt that perfection exists in moments and hours if not in days and weeks and years... and sometimes... sometimes you don't have to be a kick-ass treasure hunter to find those moments... sometimes those moments are just there in that new book- and perhaps... perhaps all you need to do to catch them is to open the book, curl up with a mug of tea by the window and lose yourself to the moment. 


[Title Credit: Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps- Doris Day]
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | By: Reenie

Precious...


There I was sitting at the corner of the bed talking to Crazy, while Crazy had the bottle and the bub. He was feeding the bub... while the bub follows my voice and looks at me with his biiiig black eyes... and gives me the most definite BIG gummy smile- as if to say: 


'Hey Mom! I'm happy to see you!'

I'm happy to see you too, my Dani Jaani- now and always...

It's the moments like these that makes me feel (even more) how beautiful life is and how much it is worth living...

PS: I think motherhood is quite rewarding... and oh, I almost forgot to mention, Daniyal is 25 days old today :). 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | By: Reenie

Daniyal Ardeshir

My son is now 11 days old. He came 15 days earlier than predicted weighing 2.5 kilos and measuring 48 cms... and it is proving to be every bit life-changing since.

Here, meet Daniyal Ardeshir. He is adorable and quite gorgeous- if I may say so myself :): he DOES have my dimples, but we are yet to figure out who he looks like more. Crazy's family likes to take all the credit of his good looks and my family is doing the same. I'm not minding either- he is cute, I hardly care who he looks like.

In other related news- I haven't had a proper sleep in 12 days, I have not waxed my eyebrows in weeks, I haven't been outside or done anything 'fun' for 12 days... but I know, this is the package deal that comes with early motherhood and I'm okay with that. For now- I'm happy if the kiddo eats, pees and sleeps well, does not have a blocked nose and is generally healthy. My own passion for fashion has taken a backseat meanwhile.

What can I say- it's rather a simple life with simple worries.

It's not that I do not crave the peace and quiet and whole night of sleep (of my previous life) at times- but then there's this newborn with my dimples looking at me with big black eyes full of recognition... and I know I wouldn't change anything for the world.

My world (and the idea of what makes it perfect) has now changed forever. I am now a mum of two gorgeous boys- one four-legged and one two...

... and there's no turning back. 
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