An Ice cream from the spring summer sky

In a city where four seasons can be summed up into a year long summer,its not surprising to see people buying soft drinks to quench the eternal thirst. But the sheer amount of bottles and cans staring at you from the shop shelves can give you a panic attack. But my mom had different reasons for the long gaze she shot at the colourful drinks the other day. Before delivering the verdict, She carefully examined the difference in prices, offers, and calculated the Indian rupees equivalent for its value . At the end all she picked up was just plain water!

Apart from increasing waistline and restricted single habits, living with mom has its own perks. For instance, she hand feeds me breakfast at times. This is her way of making me eat more idllies and dosas, that are godsend to make me healthier. ' You are always busy with computer and dont eat properly' she says, while all I do in the morning is facebook updates. She peeks right into the monitor and goes, 'why is this girl posing like this?' 'why is he commenting dog sound?' (apparently she thinks lol is dog sound!).

To know how child like my mom, all you have to do is buy her 1$ ice-cream cone. Before she could finish, It would drip all over her hand and saree. And she would be smiling at me with a cream filled mouth, owning herself shamelessly. Whenever she is in Singapore with me, she is not a dutiful wife, mother or mother in law. She is just a girl with endless amazement for life. And I thank all that exists above the spring summer sky for making the me the reason for this.

I think the choices that modern life presents us could be as daunting as the variety of soft drinks. And we need to make decisions like my mom. By buying exactly what we need and owning the happiness the 1$ ice-cream cone can provide us, shamelessly!

These pictures has nothing to do with this post. 
One of my Design work was chosen to be displayed in mall promoting art and music.

Thats me no.17 . I look to you and you look to me.

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lovely post, Sri. pleasure always lies in the simplest of things... all the rest is just for show.... u shd see the happiness my mom in law gets from a simple cotton candy! so i can completely understand ur moms love for the 1$ ice cream. and as to your work, beautiful!!!!!! absolutely love it!!!!
Anonymous said…
Another interesting post! Your creative writing of simplest thoughts has always made me joyful. Like always your post is interesting, creative and beautiful.

You are right something it's the simplest things in which you get happiness. :)

Your every post has some hidden message which I like it very much :)

Keep writing :)
Ramesh said…
I can understand the increasing waistline, but pray, what is the "restriction on single habits " ? :):)

Your portfolio is looking good. Bravo.
Photo Cache said…
Awwww, now that you posted this many women will be running after you. Did you not know that your stock as a hubby material skyrocketed with this post?

Really nice to read your bonding experiences with your mom.
Hey there nice post...thanks to your sis who recommended ur blog..
As usual nice one Sri! Do explain your mom about your posts about her! Hope that will be another kind of experience which will turn out into another super post!!!
Vidya said…
I love this post especially the $1 ice creams and your mother's enjoyment of it! She seems like a work of art, a miracle worker (Almost like all mothers in the world)


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