Tomorrow It Will Be You

The story woven around My FRIEND...MY LIFE..MY PHONE

Its a story started with a phone call on my mobile phone which I recieved from my best friend .When I attended her call ,She sounded sad and I could hear pain in her voice.She told me that her grandmother had been sent to old age home in her absence and she was told that her grandmother went to hers sister's home.But she overheard her parent's conversation about how tactfully they sent her grandmother out of their home.She told me how ashamed she feel of her parents and I am the one whom she can trust and discuss .Then she asked me to  come along with her to oldage home and she told me to grab food for her.Next morning we went to that miserable place.When she was searching for her grandmother I was wondering how could  a son do like this to her mother.

Then an old lady caught my attention who was  sitting quietly in the corner ,very different from others ,with series of sad stories in her wrinkled sad eyes. When, I tried to approach her, she shrieked further ,folded her limbs to show her fears through her body language. Her gestures surprised me if she has been rotted mercilessly in the hands of life. I am not a quitter so could not stopped by her unwelcoming gestures .Perhaps she was begging for privacy but I could not help her pushing towards her in the deep valley of depression. 

I  took deep breath to destress myself first and quickly reached where she was shrinking further. I sat with  my hand over her shoulder to make her little comfortable ;at that time I was missing my daadi .I could not help myself and instead of consoling her which was my ulterior motive, I cried ,she kept her hand on my shoulder and said ''beta kya hua kyu ro rahi hon,mujhe batao''.I told your presence reminded me how deeply I loved my daadi who raised me ,played with me ,nurtured me when I was small and never gave me opportunity to be looked after and died ,so I am sitting here to satisfy my conscious for not doing anything for my dadi
That kind old lady smiled and tears were flooding through her shrinked, crumpled eyes and she said you are not aware of what have you given to your dadi and that’s what we old people want , to be loved like this.Look at me I was thrown thanklessly in oldage home by my own blood .I nurtured them through milk,sweat,tears,hard work,blood…..exploited emotionally throughout my life.They leached the last drop of my blood and when I need help them they throwed like an old newspaper .Your daadi was lucky that she was in a family where her granddaughter is crying in my pain .Then she said beta this is kaliyug ,value yourself ,in whichever role you are/will be, don’t forget that you worth life to live happily. Don’t provide your blood to be sucked by leaches and be strong emotionally and crying like this may push you where I am sitting today.
I shared my life and its lessons with you, now I think I can die peacefully ……she took her last breath and fell into my lap.I couldn't move her but watching her expressionless face,unresponsive body then my friend came and looked at that old woman's body and started crying bitterly.I could not correlate her emotions but after few minutes realized that search of my friend ended here and 
I tried to console her with my body language as I couldn't speak a word to console her.

Sometimes we are helpless in this sinful world but a little step can take you ahead and help you in becoming better human being.With this thought me and my friend thought to send a quote to those mobile holder whom we knew that they are not good to their parents and the first SMS we send to my best friend 's parent and the quote was :

''Today,if your parents are suffering because of you;
    then, tomorrow it will be you''.                                          

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Ranj October 3, 2010 at 6:55 PM  

Well said Prathiba!! Keep writing.

Shrinath Vashishtha October 4, 2010 at 1:46 AM  

I appreciate your passion for blogging with meaningful purposes like this one, dear Pratibha! Keep up the good spirit and go on and on...! Cheers & God bless!

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 4, 2010 at 11:38 PM  

Thanks Kranjini

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 4, 2010 at 11:43 PM  

@Shrinath SIR-With your blessings I know I will do justice to my purpose of blogging .thanks for understanding and appreciating my view point.Your visit on my blog really inspire me to write better.

magiceye October 5, 2010 at 12:21 AM  

well done pratibha!
best wishes!!

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 5, 2010 at 12:43 AM  

thanks magiceye.

Arpana October 5, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

A heart touching fact, keep writing, i would look forward for more.

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 6, 2010 at 5:36 AM  

thanks Arpana for wonderful words.

Nalini Hebbar October 6, 2010 at 7:11 AM  

What a wonderful story...there is so much pain in this world and we should not add to it with our selfishness.

Mohan October 6, 2010 at 7:40 AM  

Very good story indeed. I second Aparna on this.. very heart touching fact for sure. You have an excellent story and may you win the contest. All the best.

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 6, 2010 at 8:03 AM  

@Nalini Hebbar mam-thanks for appreciating me and you are right that sometimes we must think beyond me.

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 6, 2010 at 8:05 AM  

@Mohan SIR-thanks for encouraging me and I am happy atleast great people like you are saying such words and believe me its more than any prize and wish you all the luck and I can see you are very close to it afterall you deserve this.

Unknown October 6, 2010 at 9:55 AM  

A touching story :)

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 6, 2010 at 10:06 PM  


Anonymous October 8, 2010 at 1:16 AM  

Heart-warming tale. Hope this was fiction only.

Btw, if you like my post, please vote for it at Indiblogger

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 8, 2010 at 2:38 AM  

thanks for appreciating me.Actually I went to old age home with my friend and saw miseries of old people there,it really touched me . I really miss my daadi and search her in other old women, that inspired me to write a story.As far as voting is concerned I never tried to influence others to vote for me and expect same from others.

Lolland October 8, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

great post pratibha... bringing attention to a recent trend that is gaining momentum unfortunately... it seems almost criminal to abandon you parents when they raised you for so many years... beyond comprehension.
We need more people writing about such topics..

Lolland - Too Smart to be True.

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 8, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

Thanks Lolland ,welcome to my blog and its great to see that people like you do exist in this world.keep that spirit and I really like your writing style want to specially mention the post for blog-a-ton .

Anonymous October 9, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

A visit to an old-age home can be rather upsetting, I can imagine why this made you write this post.
I don't try to influence people either, I was just bringing to attention that there is such a post, and 'IF' you liked it, then it would be nice to get a vote. And since I saw your vote there, can I safely assume you liked it ? :-)

May the best post win :-)

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 9, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

@writerzblock-Yes offcourse I liked your post and it forced me to vote for you.All the best for the contest and I am happy to see you on the toplist.

Zephyr October 11, 2010 at 11:54 PM  

That was a moving post, Pratibha and one that could be happening many times over in the world today, when selfishness and freedom from responsibility makes people do such callous things to the old.

Geeta Singh October 12, 2010 at 12:16 AM  

best wishes pratibha..i know you'll win :)

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 12, 2010 at 6:43 AM  

@zephyr-very rightly said zephyr

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 12, 2010 at 6:44 AM  

@geeat-thanks for the best comment one can ever receive.

Sathish Kumar October 23, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

I have no words to share my state of being now after reading this. I pray God to bless old people a comfortable breath at least on verge of their life who were being emotionally exploited for their children sake. I am still clueless about these sort of cruel thoughts come out of human minds and hearts to abandon beloved parents. It's a thing to be ashamed on belonging to this race as even would not be seen in Animals.

Thanks for blogging this to slash those who lives inhumanly.

And, It Was nicely narrated which forced to cast my vote too!

Dr. Pratibha Singh October 23, 2010 at 10:53 PM  

really, I think they must be punished by law.thanks for your auspicious presence on my blog.

Raksha Bhat December 6, 2010 at 12:17 AM  

very thought provoking I must say:)well written...

eyeography December 6, 2010 at 5:25 AM  

This touched my heart...
Beautifully written :)

Always Happy December 6, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

Pratibha, well said.

Dr. Pratibha Singh December 6, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

thanks Raksha, Sumit and Always Happy for the lovely comments.

Someone is Special December 7, 2010 at 11:45 AM  

A heart touching post Prathiba.. the last line you quoted was too good.. You are one of the best.. Sure.. All the best for the contest..

Do stop by Wrong Call and let me know what you feel :-)

--Someone is Special--

Dr. Pratibha Singh December 7, 2010 at 9:35 PM  

glad you like it SIS.

Someone is Special December 8, 2010 at 9:14 AM  

@ Pratibha

Thanks for your wondeful comment on Wrong Call and Mystery. Do drop me a mail "" so that I can help you in designing and arranging your blog.

--Someone is Special--

மாயா December 15, 2010 at 3:07 AM  

Very touching prathiba..
I liked it a lot..

Dr. Pratibha Singh December 17, 2010 at 1:20 AM  

thanks a lot.

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