My grand ma is very sweet.she gives me breakfast in the morning.washes my clothes,water the plants,clean the house,cooks lunch and dinner for me.she is still so active just like any other woman.at the age of 75 she is no less than any other woman who is about 30 years of age.i don’t know from where she gets all this energy.she is on her toes all the time.always active and always busy doing something.i have seen her working during afternoon,the time when most of the old age people go to bed to take a nap in the lazy afternoon.she has her own private room where she stays every afternoon and stays there till evening.offcourse she prepares my lunch before she goes inside.she has her very own private room with something and i don’t invade her privacy.i never tried to think that what she does inside that room.but i still run my mind to think what’s really goes inside.what i feel may be she just have some private time with her memories.she want to have some quiet time with her old times.memories which run through her mind when she is at peace.when she is away from the this chaotic life and tries to relax and tries to keep it simple.yes i really feel she makes her memories comes alive which i think is completely fine.at this age when some one who is 75 don’t really want to be a part of this insane chaotic world.if i was of her age i could have done the same thing.my own private space where i live with my memories.
i was a little baby when she took care of me along with my family.my parents belongs to working class so it was my grand ma who took care of me most of the time.it was obvious that I got close to my grand ma.she gives me energy since she herself is full of energy.my grand ma is like any other grand ma.she is short in height but don’t use walking stick.she used to be gorgeous in her young days,how I knw this ,oh well I have seen her pics.very old pics from 1947 sometime from the freedom era.black and white pics are still good enough to show how beautiful my grand ma used to be.now she don’t look beautiful but she is a charmer.she still looks so cute and charm everyone with her talking.she has so much to share with everyone.she never runs out of ideas.she always has something in her mind all the time.i take advices or suggestions from her sometimes,though i don’t really implement those in real life since the time she was in and today’s is different.so the ideas that may have worked in her time may not work in our time.but still she she is always open to give suggestions and advices and i really love it.
I have a lovely girl friend who i call Jaan.its a hindi word which means life and she is indeed my life.i love her so much and she loves me too.she is one of the best thing ever happened to me.she is brilliant.a proper beauty with brains is perfect saying for her.funny thing is every time when we talk i don’t forget to mention my grand ma.like when we talk about politics,hobbies or some stuff which requires discussions i always mention “oh gosh even my grand ma can do this and you can’t “.its always so lovely to say like this because it does annoy my girl friend.if my girl friend says she is having tough time dealing with her laptop i will say “gosh jaan even my grand ma knows how use a laptop ” and she probably says “oh yes you have super grand ma “.my baby is just so cute and charmer which make me love her more more and more.
My grand ma is no old school or is she really ? you know i have seen people of age between 60-80 years.they have tough time adopting themselves in todays modern times.they feel little laid back and neglected.which is not surprising to me.those were old times when people of my grand ma age were born and grown up. now things have changed rapidly and dramatically.the entire world has changed and may be old people are finding it little tough to get used to this sudden change in the way of life.those times life was simple and easy.no real worries.do your job earn money and raise your family.but today things are like you have to beat the other in a race of life.life has become a race.in today’s time everyone is trying to pull each other legs.things are not easy and its stress all around ,all of different kind.may be my grand ma feels the same.may be she feels like staying in the low light in these rapidly changing times.but what would a 75 years old woman would do in todays time ? can she really keep up with the pace of this world ?
I spoke to my grand ma couple of days back.i spoke to her about how she feel these days ? is she really happy ? is she living her life or she is simply surviving ? i asked her hell lot of questions.well i was hoping for some quiet obvious answers like she saying to me that she is doing alright,having fun and enjoying raising me,taking care of me.but my grand ma has always believed in actions.she has always been a woman of actions more than words.and that day she decided to answer all my questions.what i was about to encounter ,believe me nothing prepared me for it and to my utter astonishment i could not breathe because it hit me hard.it was something out of this world.something i never imagined.
The day when i asked my grand ma all those sorts of questions ,she decided to show me something.something she was hiding from me so far.remember the room i was taking about.my grand ma’s private space,she decided to take me in.my heart was pumping harder and i was breathing heavily.i had no idea what i am going to see inside this room.i had always thought about this room of my grand ma.i had all different kind of questions and thoughts about this room in my mind.may be this was the right time for me to get my answers.so my grand ma took me inside the room.light was down and it was all dark.my eyes were scanning the room even in the dark.my grand ma turned the lights on.what i saw in the light took me by surprise.really i was not ready for all this.
Here is the list of what i saw in my grand ma’s room
1 :- an apple laptop .
2 :- DJ headset.
3 :- 15 inch lcd screen.
4 :- Blue ray dvd player.
5 : – A box full of movies including international films,hollywood,bollywood and spanish cinema in fact all different kind of cinema was there in this section
6 :- A section of music with latest and old school music including music from Tiesto,Chicane,Michael jackson,MadonaSnoop dog etc.
7 :- Rock n Roll magazines,fashion,latest technology,gadgets magazines.
Oh well what i am looking a,t a room from 21st century ? i was speechless.i could not believe my eyes.my grand ma realized it .she said ” son i am not really an old school “.she smiled at me and i smiled back.but i could ‘not say a word.i took my own time in getting my breathe back.once i was done easing out i said my first word in that room. God ! ,grand ma what is all this ? i started scanning every corner of that room because that room had everything i ever hoped for.what a young man should have in his room this room had it all.i was full of excitement and was like a child with his favourite toys.i asked my grand ma who gave all this to you ? my grand ma says it was my dad.i was not surprised to this answer from my grand ma.it was my dad who bought all this to my grand ma.my grand ma was keeping up with today’s era.she was trying to keep pace with today’s fast paced running life.my grand was watching all latest and old movies on her blue ray dvd player.she was listening to all different kind of music including trance and electronic dance music.i asked her what kind of music she listen to most ? she said Trance music.so it was trance music which was her favourite.i was surprised to her choice of music but that’s what it was.Trance music.
My grand ma had everything in this room she need to say easily that yes she is a part of 21st century and not old school.my grand ma was indeed keeping pace with today’s time.she never felt neglected because she was on her toes all the time.she was really doing it then simply dreaming about it.she took action to turn the tide into her favour.she was really living a life of her choice.that’s what she wanted and that’s what she got.she is my grand ma who is not an old school but very much a part of this life ,my life. me saying to my ever beloved girl friend that yes even my grand ma can do this was finally justified.