Wednesday, July 06, 2005

For K Dearest...

She is the sweetest sibling I’ve known. She is not my blood relative, but my best pal’s sis. I’ve known her since I was five and she was three. Hers is a story that is unbelievable. A little brat that matured into an intelligent doc. I could write ‘n’ number of pages on the humorous things she did as a kid (obviously unintentionally).
One incident of many:
She did not do too well in her Marathi class. The conversation that followed

Marathi Teacher: How can you not know your mother tongue?

K Dear(innocently): Madam it’s not my mother tongue

Marathi Teacher: How dare you lie to me?

K Dear (innocently again): I’m not lying it is my father tongue not my mother tongue!

Only later did the teacher realise what K meant,and that she was right in her own interpretation of the teacher's question. K's Mom is a Telagu and Dad a marathi.

All along she was speaking the truth and nothing but the truth!

Innocent then, even today! When we reminiscence; the smiles come back effortlessly. She has always been unique and my dad’s little princess. She has matured and grown into a very bright young lady today and we all are proud of her.

One thing though has not changed and I am really glad about it. Her love for food! I love the way she walks into my house and asks my mum, 'Aunty what’s cooking today? Can I eat here today? Ok, I'll call my mom then and tell her! ' She does not wait for answers:-)
My mother simply loves that. It shows affection, love and attachment and everything else that makes for family :-)


K had a horrible time with spellings in school. Her mother has kept all her essays books from 1st to the 10th Std. Her spellings were a huge point of discussion among us. She probably hated us then, but today having proven herself ( Rank 5 @SSC in school after always reeling in 20s, 96%@ HSC, top 100 rank @ CET, a top MBBS today, she is on her way) even she joins in the laughter!

The reason I introduced her today is, because of this forward I’ve received umpteen times.I simply love it. And the one person I know who would agree with it whole-heartedly is K!

I’m sure if she had received this when in school, she would’ve taken it up with her teachers and all of us! She would have had one hell of a case for argument, and with substantial research to validate it!

This is for you dear and hope you love this:-)

"I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt!"

4 comments:

Sandeep said...

Hmm.. Seen this one before. One of the many forwards that I get everyday. But interesting nevertheless!

Minal said...

Yes, some forwards just stick into your head and this was one of them:-)

thesongoflife said...

This is such a beautiful post!
So heartfelt!

Kudos to K :)

Minal said...

@swaram,
Thanks.
oh yeah she is a gem, and my papa's princess. She is getting married to an equally adorable guy and I'm in nth heaven. just 10 more days to go;-)