Monday, May 16, 2011

Here's looking at you, Kid.

When my one year and four months old niece bangs her tiny little head against the glass of my sister's car window, she doesn't cry anymore. Instead, she slaps the glass with her hands and leaves behind a tiny, wet imprint on the glass that reflects the pacing lights of the city traffic. Amidst the cacophony of blaring horns, I listen to her barely formed words giving vent to her nascent pool of anger.

That's a lesson learnt, my dear D.
That it is not one's fault when one gets hurt.
Thank you. Love you.

pic: Pratichi Basu, 2010.

10 comments:

Subhalakshmi Roy said...

Quite the little philosopher, your niece...
I kinda like the way she approaches life...:D :D

Monidipa said...

True. I wish I knew it that long ago. (Hell, I wish I knew it now.)

Somewhere Circus said...

Both the picture and the post are beautiful. Children and bindis compliment each other like bread and butter.

rh3a said...

i think i should watch casablance agn! :)
lovely pic, lovely lesson! :)

Magically Bored said...

Lovely post, lovely words. Also, what adorable cheeks your niece has!

Aruni RC said...
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Aruni RC said...

casablanca. kids forever. :)

Animesh Ganguly said...

Beautiful message sent across in such a lovely manner...... Man, I love kids :)

The Reluctant Rebel said...

Really nice picture.

Neel said...

very sweet picture. and a very cute post.