Sunday, December 2, 2007

The walk...



From my baby steps to my giant ones, walking is something I do a lot. I have stumbled, faltered, strayed but I’ve never lost sight of the path I want to walk on.There is always that unseen hand showing me the way, guiding me, making sure that i go forward.

I’ve learnt to walk behind my parents, trying to follow everything they do, trying my best to keep up with them. I’ve walked beside my sisters and friends, and enjoyed pain and happiness together. I walk side by side with the ones I love; sometimes stopping to smell the flowers, sometimes taking time to remove the thorns.

There was a time when I had to walk slowly in front of my little ones, waiting for them to catch up. Now I have to hurry, sometimes, for fear that I may not catch up with them.

Sometimes my path crosses those walked by others. Here, I've met many who have helped me and who have befriended me. Those are walks I do cherish! The steps have been firmer as the years roll on but I know that if I stumble there are ready pairs of hands to pull me up.

Isn’t it fortunate that I have found so many people to walk with, in my life?

A precious moment...
At the beach, my son said.."Look, amma look!" I turned to see him putting his feet inside our footprints left in the sand and he said, gleefully..'look! i almost fit in them'


So you do, my boy, so you do!

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22 comments:

Vasanthan said...

i remember doing that.
but my idea was to wrack their footprints

paisley said...

the finale was priceless!!!!!

UL said...

Very nice Suma- I am glad our walks crossed albeit cyber, but cross it did and am grateful. A very thoughtful piece, thanks for sharing.

UL

Linda said...

I love, love, love your ending! Very poetic!

tumblewords said...

Nice post - the child's comment is great! Reminds me of the child who wanted to wear my red spike heels. I said 'Tomorrow' and she responded 'tomorrow they'll be too small.' I still see those eyes and her mind challenging me with truth.

Prats said...

One of the most precious monets of our lives is walking along finding new moments to treasure....its so lovely that you've walked it well....and yeah...."boy! you'll fit in well...and soon they'll be walking holding your hand"" so touching

Preethi said...

Lovely post.. and great end.. soon it will be the other way round..
the kids are growing up fast.. way too fast!! :)

Raghu said...

very beautiful

keep walking! :)

Thinking aloud said...

@ vasanthan..
thanks for dropping by...:)

@ paisley...
Ohh, yes! that comment was close to my heart...thank you

@ Ul..
so am i, ul, so am i :)...I really enjoy your writing :)

@ linda....
thank you...

@ sue...
children make the most simple remarks yet manage to convey so much!!! oh yes, tomorrow they will be too small...thank you...

@ prats...
we walk holdiing out parents' hands, then we teach our children to walk...soon we will be helping our parents to walk...we've turned a full circle!!!and i'm so glad that i met u in one of these walks...

@ preethi...
Ohh yes, iit seems just yesterday that my boy, who now reaches till my shoulder, once used to fit in my lap :(
loved your poem too..

@ raghu...
thank you...i intend to...:))

Rob Kistner said...

Wonderful bit of writing... very alive!

Rambler said...

There was a time when I had to walk slowly in front of my little ones, waiting for them to catch up. Now I have to hurry, sometimes, for fear that I may not catch up with them.

I think I see a your victory here, as parents I think we should always expect our children to walk ahead and reach places where we didnt..

somehow through out the post I was thinking of only one word "sahachara"..

"SunShine" said...

your kid rocks !! that was such a sweet thing :)

Marutham said...

Very cute indeed! :)

Beach is special for each one in difrnt ways ...
//A precious moment...
At the beach, my son said.."Look, amma look!" I turned to see him putting his feet inside our footprints left in the sand and he said, gleefully..'look! i almost fit in them'//
CUTE!

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Oh my they grow so quickly, the ending you wrote there summed it all up.
xo
Gillian

Just Jen said...

I use to do that to my mom's prints and then my sons did it to mine. I love the beach...lol
I can really relate to your post! You covered all stages of life beautifully, keeping walking!
This part,Here, I've met many who have helped me and who have befriended me. Has really changed my life the last year, the words are faceless but the encouragement is there!

Ps said...

Yes you are indeed fortunate that you have many you can walk with.This post reminded me of the quote
"Do not walk in front of me, I may not folow.Do not walk behind me, i may not lead.So, walk beside me and be my friend."

Joy said...

Very beautifully written. and yes, we do h ave to walk faster to keep pace with the next gen.

Lea said...

What a precious path you share here...

Keshi said...

that last bit of the post warmed my heart!

Keshi.

Akshatha Kamath said...

Very beautifully written. The cutest one would be "amma, look amma one". Walk is indeed sucha beautiful thing. When I am depressed I take a long walk, alone. Belive me, after sometime I am back to my enthu self. :o) I loved the photo, it fits in perfectly :o)

Aarthi said...

hey tht was another cute one from you:)

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