Sunday, April 19, 2015

Experiences [ 1 ]

While we were having our kitchen cabinet meeting in the open work area as usual, a dark, stout , Brahman lady, came to the door,wearing  pattu, saree ,with kasavu .....pallavu.Everybody stood up and directed her to the drawing room.She asked about the diamond earrings,which was bought for my sister in law.When she moves this side and that side  the diamond earrings she wore , glitter, like  anything .She examined the earrings, and passed a comment.Then she turned to my co-sister, and asked ''Why don't you buy  a set of diamond earrings? you, can afford to.then I noticed, that all my sisters in law had diamond  earrings.They all in one voice,  encouraged her ''tell him, that, you want a set of, diamond earrings...''Then they all looked at my face sympathetically.They know, that  my husband was, a  freedom fighter and he could not afford to .i was hardly, fifteen years old then. I felt, that I am going down, and down, and became, small like a mustard.A thousand and one experiences, like this made  me an iron lady...