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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Nano.

I love my nano.

She's the only living grand parent i have.

Yet I'm not very close to her. I've never properly hugged her. Never lied down in her lap. Never had her put oil in my hair. Never fallen asleep to her goodnight stories. Never had a real discussion with her or talked to her about anything at length. Never been told off about anything by her. Never eaten anything handcooked by her. Never helped her walk to the washroom. Never cleaned up after her. Never had a picture taken with her. Never made her feel warm and awesome.

But i've had my hand kissed by her every single time i've been to see her. I've sat with her for hours listening to her tell me stories about her youth. I've listened to her talk to me about politics. I've had her point out to me that i had gained weight and that i should never let myself gain weight. I've fallen asleep next to her. I've always gotten eidi from her even if it was a fifty rupee note. I was named by her. She calls me her 'sher' and 'bahadar bachi', God only knows why. She also thinks i'm some kind of special. And that i'm the only one in the family with 'faizi ilm'. (Don't even know what that means exactly.) And that i will go far in life. And no matter how exaggerated that sounds, it makes me feel warm and awesome.

And i do love her. But i've never told her that. Or spent enough time with her to let her know it. I hope, that by some miracle, she does know it. But i don't think she does.

Oh well.

10 comments:

Randomhyper. said...

Go tell her. The next time you meet her. Ye DEMAND hai. Request nahin.

Thoth said...

What is Faizi Ilm???

I am looking it all over and can't find it and now you have to ask her and tell me about it. BTW mine used to call me like her Mujahid.

The Me. said...

Randomhyper: Hahah. Well..no.

Thoth: Okay so i asked my mom. She thinks it kind of means having the knowledge of scholars or some kind of special innate other wordly / God gifted knowledge or something along those lines.
o.o


Thoth said...

Pretty sure that's not what it means :(

The Me. said...

Google says, that the word Faiz means Victorious.

Oh well.

Thoth said...

I think it has something to do with Sufism. Call her and tell her that Nano this is crazy but tell me the meaning of Faizi ilm maybe.
Oh well.

The Me. said...

But didn't you read the post? I don't really talk to her. Like, talk talk. Like i've never called her. So.
Weird how she's being talking about the 'faizi ilm' since i was a kid and i never even thought about it. And now i'm like. What does it even mean.

Thoth said...

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/067/705/okaytemplate.PNG?1318992465

The Me. said...

(:

Angelika said...

I have a same kind of relation with my grandma and I just could not stop smiling at the post :)