Sunday, August 16, 2009

691 : Amit and anti-amit

I have changed irrevocably, through my growing up years.  Yesterday, I just recalled, how much I hated physical gestures, such as a hand-shake, or prostrating at the feet of elders, holding someone’s hand, or simply hugging that person.

In my head, these gestures meant nothing more than symbols and hence were completely useless. (If you can understand that, you must also have begun to sense that I am a parent’s worst night-mare, a son who radically usurps every established thought and tradition).

Years later, today, I see fundamental value in these very gestures. I believe a hug and kiss conveys more than a million words. Its how our cells communicate with each other.

The irony….

The world is moving towards where I started from…suspicious of every touch and questioning its value.

I think the only contribution of Munnabhai to this world, is “Jadu ki Jhappi” (a bear hug), its therapeutic and it works wonders.

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1 comment:

Viji said...

you know Amit i think when i hug i am at once giving and taking and taking so much more than giving - what can be more nourishing and more sustaining than this communication of our cells - you said it
miss you
amma