My weekly Slice of Life are my letters to my Doddamma. She is my father’s elder brother’s wife. Doddamma literally means ‘elder mother’. She is 88 years old. She cannot hear properly if I telephone to talk to her. So, I have been writing letters to her since October 2017. I enjoy writing letters and she is happy to read them. They are only about the everyday moments in my life. I post my letters to her every week.
( this was in December 2017 in my daughter’s home in Germany.)
We wish all my friends in WordPress a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful new year.
Last week, one night, my niece called by WhatsApp video call from Bombay. She was in my Doddamma’s house. We talked to my doddamma. She said she was very happy to read our letters. She was feeling sorry that she could not reply and told me she waits for our letters. I told her I would definitely write to her every week. She and my mother are very close. In November 2017, my mother had been diagnosed Lymphoma. She is fine now but she has lost a lot of weight. She was never thin 😊. Doddamma was worried to see her thin and asked us to look after her well. She was feeling very concerned. In my letter to her I wrote all that my mother was doing to keep herself fit.
Last week we enjoyed the company of my younger brother and family. They live in Australia and come for a vacation every year. We enjoyed our evening walks. My nephews enjoyed the dosas and chutney I prepared for breakfast. They liked the sambhar and rasam and puliyogare. I told them it was a pleasure to cook for them as they enjoyed the food 😊.
(my mother and younger brother)
There was unrest not far from our place due to a Citizenship Amendment Act. There was curfew and data connection was suspended. This was the first time it was happening so close home. On the 20th my brother and family were going to the airport and they had to go on the inner roads to reach the airport. Fortunately, they had left early. It is scary when such things happen.
Yesterday, my cousin, her husband and daughter came for lunch. They had come to visit some of their close relatives. My cousin’s husband is not too well. He is eighty and wanted to see his close relatives. We enjoyed their visit.
Life goes on and we change and so many changes happen. Wonder what the future holds for us. We just have to take life as it comes.
Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.