Goodbye Granny It’s nearly time to fly Goodbye Granny I am going in the sky I have my suitcase and things You have packed Me everything Except the sunshine All our good times Are stored up inside More than enough For any plane ride
My Maternal Granny is the best Granny in the world. She is the voracious reader who knew the newspaper inside out which party is campaigning and for the forthcoming election. How much I troubled her as a child when even though she use to make the lip smacking parantha, I use to insist on eating my mother’s crispy chapattis.
I still remember once when I had a dreaded math’s exam and missed my school bus came back home crying at the top of my voice with the fear of what will happen if I don’t sit for my exam. My dearest Granny mustered all the courage picked my bag and me and headed for an auto to drop me to school so that I can appear for the exam.
When I grew a little older how my friends gathered all the courage and talked to her about the teenage problems I was dealing with at school. She was always there to lend a sympathetic ear to my friend who decided to speak to my folks about bullying issues faced by weaklings like me.
She never bought any gifts for me but the best gift she could give me was her presence which as a child I must confess I sometimes found intimidating. She is a strong woman who knows how to enjoy the sweet nectar of life.
She saw me blossoming from a caterpillar to a butterfly in fact she provided that cocoon for me to break and fly off to my husband’s home to create my own household. I still remember my good old granny with all her pains and aches dancing to her heart out at my Sagan Ceremony wearing a black glasses because her eyes had just been operated.
-Nupur Sethi Nupur is a graduate in hospitality and business management from the Taj Institute of Hotel management, Aurangabad and is currently working as a teacher with Amity School.