Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dear Bro,

Finally time has come to write a letter to you. This task was pending from long. Wanted to write and gift the blog post to you on your birthday but the viral fever became a big hurdle : ( .I wanna tweak and say something age old, which we used to write in cards during our school days ------ I am gifting a blog post coz if I had money I would have bought a Rolex or a Harley Davidson right ;).Jokes apart, I wanted to write a blog post as it is one of the best things I can do to make a person feel special. Anyway I hope you liked my Bday card and motivational quotes calendar! I actually have sent a surprise gift but to hell with that website as it did not reach you yet. I wish it reaches you soon. I know you would have rocked your birth day and enjoyed your first b day with wife and the special holiday on August 19th which was declared in the brand new Telangana!

Coming back to this letter, I just want to say that in all these years there were many junctures when I felt protective around you. When ever you are around there is a good aura which makes me feel happy. We are not the P(Public/ Private) DA types and never expressed affection a lot to each other but I believe that we always stood for each other. I was never able to stand any outsider who commented some thing on you or taunted you. Specially when that outsider is among our relatives my blood boils :-) . I cannot handle the way you smoothly handle people and cleverly ignore them. I always give a "huge" piece of my mind to them but when ever I decide to give their shit back to them, I think of people like you and mom who are patient , wise and sensible. I know you are sensitive like me but you are not impulsive like me. That is something I always try learning from you. What ever shit life throws at you do not lose your cool. Be the same. You know that old saying which says what happens when shit hits the roof right ;)?!

 Anyway do you remember your cycle training sessions where you almost gave up teaching me? But you finally succeeded and I ultimately learnt how to ride a bicycle after thorough training sessions in the park and the police grounds. LOL. Do you remember that Tatayya (Old man) who scolded you on the road after our cycle training class as you were shouting angrily at me ? Do you remember the fight you had with seniors in SwamiDoss School- Nellore  and the way I frantically searched for you in all the classrooms? You were beating and getting beaten up at the drinking water area and I did not notice you :P I took your school bag, purposely dragged it on the muddy road and cried all my way back to home. Oh Ya! I was and am dramatic. OMG. I am laughing out loud even when I remember it now! After I reported at home angrily that I could not find you, you came home just in time saying that you found few note books and you timidly informed that your bag was missing. I still remember your startled expression when you realized that I got your bag safely to home (OK. I actually showed my anger on the bag and it was not brought so safely). This hazy memory is not a firm one, nevertheless an unforgettable one it is .I also remember how you carried me on your back on my birthday as I complained that I had sore legs. I wore a pattu- lehenga ( a silk lehenga) and that moment and the memory are still fresh in my mind. There are many such childhood memories intertwined with yours. Watching our video tapes, browsing through our old albums and hearing to our audio tapes where we read out from books, sang songs, spoke all the rubbish in a sweet accent are my favorite and most loved activities to pass the time! Doing that throws me back in time in to 90's , in to our precious childhood where every moment was sub normal then but priceless now. I suddenly remembered one of the tapes in which I was begging you to allow me to talk or sing :P. Don't know why we stopped recording the audio tapes : ( ?  We should have continued it at least till we got in to college. I cannot laugh at a joke with others, the way I laugh with you. We have a similar sense of humor though some of our cousins (read Dolly here ;-) ) believe that you are a classic joker and you can make anything and everything funny. I need to agree to this as you made me laugh during many of my disheartening moments. You are the one who persistently encouraged me to write more and always informed me about whatever writing opportunities you came across. You are the one who taught me how to create an external blog and as you know there was no looking back after that!You were one of my pillars of strength on which I can lean most of the times. I hope nothing changes that equation! 

Sometimes I wished it would have been wonderful if I had an elder or a younger sister as I can talk everything openly with her and as I can share dresses with her but I was so wrong ;-) My childhood is full of laughter , fun and joy because of you. I know we had many disagreements and fights. There were moments when we hated looking at each other but love overpowers everything. Feel like writing more but writing a letter on a blog is restricting my thoughts. I just want to say laugh on , keep the spirits high and learn when to move on. Be strong and stubborn and never succumb to others emotions. Be empathetic but don't be an emotional sponge. Be love-able but always love yourself first. Be ambitious but don't get stressed thinking about the ambitions. Be an inspiration but always try getting inspired and observing "good" in others. In simple words, be the same and never change!

Wish you all the luck and love.

Once again many happy returns of the day!
Keep Smiling,
Afshi.
image source: here
This is something interesting I found on FB and could nod at every point- 12 Reasons Why Your Brother Will Always Be Your Best Friend


I am participating in the 30 Days Letter Challenge where you write one letter each day. The fourth in the list is a letter to Your sibling (or closest relative)’.

17 comments:

  1. Great memories. Never a dull moment when you and your brother were growing up.

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  2. Loved it thoroughly...feeling nostalgic.

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  3. I am not in cutey talks with my brother but I know he will be there.
    I cant wait to see him for Diwali.
    This made me senti.

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    1. :) hope U hav a grt diwali. am also no in to cute talks but this blog speaks differently :P

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  4. An inspiring and heart warming letter on memories spent. I mean, I've grown up wo a sibling and guess, u make me miss having a sis and bro.

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    1. Thanks Vishal !
      ya having sibling sweetens the memories. Thank U

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  5. This is so sweet! My brother would fall over dead if I wrote a post like this for him!

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    1. Haha I know :-) Blog gives us a chance to talk something which usually we can never !

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  6. Such a precious relationship. Making me miss my brother now.

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  7. So sweet. Your school incident reminded me of the time when I could not find my brother and burst into tears when I got down at my bus stop, while the little fellow (5 years old) was all the time in the school bus and got down at the right stop behind me! :P

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  9. I wrote a post for my brother on his birthday last year. And he was moved. Like, I have never seen him get emotional on reading any of my post ever. I am sure your brother is going to love it too.

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  10. That was a very sweet post to the brother, with all the memories of happy childhood days!

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  11. Glad you have so many sweet, warm memories about your brother, Afshan!! {{hugs}}

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  12. Such a heart warming post. I think I should write a letter to my brother as well.

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