Tuesday, October 16, 2007

rani muthu

Every birthday her father would tear the small grey square of paper from the daily sheet calendar and hand it to her. She would stare at the line drawing of Lord Muruga, beatific smile and Vel in place. Nalla neram, rahu kaalam, raasi palan. She would fold it and place it in her diary. She is too far away from home this year. There is no sheet. Only a memory.

(ps. I googled for rani muthu, and found this post by neha mami!)

7 comments:

shub said...

Happy Birthday, shoofs :) Have a fantastic year and may the pen never stop writing!

anantha said...
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anantha said...

Wish you a wonderful year ahead!

Charu said...

happy birthday, shoefi. have great year!
and Rani muthu immediately reminded me of raahu kaalam and yama kandam and all those things that use to define the day...

neha vish said...

Appy.. Appy Birthday Shoefy. :)

Terri said...

Belated birthday wishes, shoefie. Let us know when you're eligible to join the 30+ club.

Lindberghbkb said...

happy birthday, shoefi. have great year! and Rani muthu immediately reminded me of raahu kaalam and yama kandam and all those things that use to define the day...