September 18, 2007

Vera

These are a couple of pictures of my loving sister, Vera, clicked before ill-health diluted her good looks. Vera, who was in ICU since early this month, died a few hours back.



Excerpt from Nostalgia:

Tall, handsome, slim and strong, fair but tanned, he toiled hard in the 16 acres of land we had. Mama was a marvellous mother, ever so caring. I still recall how wonderful she used to smell throughout the day. She had such amazingly soft skin. Each child's birthday was celebrated every year in some special way. Every child was precious to them. How they managed to make each one of us feel special is a mystery to me. Memories of a happy childhood. Young and easy. One large family and we were all content.

So, there we were growing up on that farm. Merrily roaming around the rice fields bare feet, climbing trees, plucking fruits from trees and devouring them, teaming against neighbouring kids to play new self-styled games, running through the jungles chasing rabbits, strolling through them so often to pick up wild berries, enjoying the lush greenery, swimming in the nearby ponds and lakes, playing in the gushing waters of the overflowing streams, frolicking under the waterfalls, playing with the farm animals, hugging and kissing the grazing ones, getting wet in the rains, never fearing but enjoying nature – the flora and fauna, listening to the birds chirp, identifying which bird it was that made such a sweet sound. We took it all for granted, little did we realize then that these times would be cherished so dearly in days to come.

15 comments:

Tejas said...

Am so shocked and sorry to hear this. May her soul rest in peace and may get the strength to handle the situation.

Pijush said...

I am very sad to hear this news, she was a god gifted personality and Pray her soul rest in peace. I feel sorry for this Celine. Take care.

Jeevan Baretto said...

Ohh gosh.. My heartfelt condolences for the departed soul.

Kalyan said...

Oh...this is such a sad news Celine...our prayers will be there for her soul to rest in peace!

bendtherulz said...

Coming over here and finding this sad news....no idea what to say !!

All I can do is pray that you get the courage to deal with this personal loss and may you always be able to keep your love alive for your sis in your heart.

Tk care ~

backpakker said...

I am very sorry to hear this ..my prayers are with you and your family .Take care

John F said...

This is the eternal truth then - life ends. If you cant be certain of anything else in this cosmos, this universe, whether there will be sun tomorrow or not, whether there will be a war or not or whether the current war will cease or not, whether the birds will chirp or not, whether the trees would be ripe with fruit and flowers, whether there will be paddy in the fields or not..But one thing you are always absolutely certain of is that life will end.

I am sorry for your loss. I have been in this unfortunate situation before where I had to grieve the loss of my mother when I was 22. I can understand the torrents that might be washing you down. Hold on tight girl, this too shall pass.

twilight said...

It's my first visit here. And I'm left speechless and my heart aches. May her soul rest in peace and May God give you the strength to live with her memories alone and shower you with the love of those close to you...

tk care.

Crazy Me said...

I'm so sorry.

GMG said...

Sorry Celine! Sometimes it feels to be so unjust...

aria said...

Heartfelt condolences. Got the chance to visit your page today for the first time and I'm tongue-tied. Please take care.

claytonia vices said...

May her soul rest in peace...

indicaspecies said...

tejas, pijush, jeevan baretto, kalyan, bendtherulz, backpakker, john f, twilight, crazy me, gmg, aria, claytonia vices:

Though belated, I'd like to say a heartfelt thanks to you all for your wishes, compassion, kindness, support and prayers. Your thoughtful words are truly appreciated. Thanks!

WalksFarWoman said...

Dear Celine, I wondered about your beloved sister because the last news wasn't so good but am so sad to read she has passed away.

I heard a quote the other day that everything in life that we cherish will always eventually give us pain and that is so, so true. Letting go is never easy but you don't have to because she will always be with you. Take care. x

indicaspecies said...

walksfarwoman: Thank you for your kind words. Vera will always be in my heart and I have plenty of memories to cherish.