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Journey of Writings: I Wish I’d Known You Better, But I Accept You Wholeheartedly, My Paati

Dear Paati,

Someone recently asked me about who in the family inspired me when I was a child. And I instantly thought of you. But I just let the thought pass.

While listening to a story about you, my kids, your great grandchildren, ask me about you. Their curious little young minds want to know anything and everything about everything and everyone. Was I like that too? I hope I was. Coming back to the story, the image of their Kollu Paati who dealt with a snake fearlessly surely catches their fancy every time. They know you as brave, I tell myself, I heave a sigh of something, I don’t know what, and I show them your picture and move on to the next story.

… on Women’s Web

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