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Today was not just my day..Blimey…

7.20 am:  Cherry had to dress up as ‘Radha ‘ and reach school  by 7.15 am today  because of Astami Rohini celebrations and as usual the husband happily handed over the baton to me and indulged in another hour of undisturbed sleep. We were still getting dressed at 7.15 am and when we reached school,…

And he passed away..

And he passed away…Today morning. I went to see him after they told us..between blue curtains and overhead lights it felt like I was in a dream. And there he lay his unshaven face to a side, his eyes closed, his classic trademark silver white hair all astray on his forehead, his mouth wide open…

Today, I wish you never happened.

I am sitting in room no.1435 on the 6th floor of Renai Hospital with Periyamma ( mother’s elder sister). Periyappa is on the 3rd floor, an oxygen mask on his face, various colored tubes structured to his body, surrounded with the beeps of various life saving machines in the intensive care unit (ICU). She has…