Writing 101, Day Six: A Character-Building Experience
The first time I met her, she was helping her son unpacking household items. She had come to stay with her son permanently after her husband’s death. Our flats were on the same floor opposite each other.
She was in her fifties, a few years younger than me. She looked very composed. She was blessed with dark black smiling eyes, which were exuding love and affection. She was a little on the plump side, looking quite fit and healthy. She was in her faded housecoat. She invited me inside. We chatted for some time.
Something in her attracted me and we became friends. This was the beginning of our long friendship. It became our routine to meet daily at 5 pm for one hour. She used to tell me how she coped with his husband’s illness, how her husband who never fell ill even for a day in his life, never took a pill, was diagnosed having liver cancer. The news broke her but seeing her husband more scared she summoned her courage and prepared him for painful treatment. It’s a long story but it gave me the idea of her strong character.
In life we meet some people who show us courage, meaning of life, strength in short time and we can never stop adoring them. Such a strong person you came to know, Indira.
Thankfully I always meet strong and nice person and get inspired by them. Thanks Archita you are one of them.
Nicely written. Thank you for visiting my blog. As I am here, I want to say that this painting on the top of your blog is fantastically beautiful!
Thanks. My daughter downloaded it for me.
some people have immense strength
So true dear. Thanks for reading.
On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Indira's Blog wrote: