A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled said Emily
Dickinson. You can go anywhere in the world but none can compare to the
comfort and love that you get in your mother’s dwelling more so if you are a
woman. The monotony and the harsh realities of life vanish magically at just
the touch of her hand; yes that’s the magical aura of a mother.
A woman’s life is multi-faceted. She dawns diverse roles at
different junctures of her life and goes on non-stop till she is covered by the
cloak of death. Life in general isn’t easy and when you are born as a girl it
becomes a touch more complex more so in a country like ours. But there is
something within each girl which helps every daddy’s princess and mother’s
angel transform easily into the dutiful daughter-in-law and the doting wife.
Finally she becomes a mother and their starts another roller-coaster ride of
her very existence. Well the bottom line is there is no time to stop once the
journey of a woman begins.
What do you do when you are fatigued with the stress of
life? You plan for a vacation away from the burgeoning demands of life. You
think of a beach destination or a hill station and you look forward to a
relaxing retreat. But think for a moment who is that one person who continues
working during your vacation as well? You wife or the daughter-in-law of the
house or your mother; yes it is always a woman who takes care of everything
thing right from your packing to making sure everything you need is at your
disposal when you are away from home. So while you are on a vacation; she still
is on her toes ensuring a hassle free holiday for you.
Where can she go then to pamper herself; to stop being on
the run at all times? Perhaps to her in-law’s place? Certainly not for a
holiday I am sure. While she may get all the love and care there; she still has
to prove herself and work from dawn to dusk. It is a place where her duties and
responsibilities shadow her without a break. So where then; isn’t there one
place in the world where women can get the vacation they deserve? Well honestly
there is hardly any place in the world when a woman can actually be free unless
it’s her own mother’s home and that’s where I am as I pen this post.
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
A realization dawns on me as I sit in the comforts of my
mother’s home that no place in the world can give a woman the love and care
that she gets in her mother house. She doesn’t have to wake up early nor does she
have to dress a certain way. She doesn’t have to cook or wash clothes. All she
has to be is the pampered daughter she has always been. All she has to do is be
her mom’s little girl and let her hair down. She can eat what she actually likes
and what actually is her favourite. She is the priority there and she is the
one most cared for. As they say Grown
don't mean nothing to a mother. A child
is a child. They get bigger, older, but
grown? Never! I am glad I can always
stop being grown up as long as I have my mother to fall back on. And I am sure it’s
the same for all the ladies out there.