I remember these lines from my school textbook.
थोडे वेडे व्हा. नुसतच अ्न नेहमीच शाहाणं राहण्यात काय शहाणपण आहे. आमच्या माई वेड्या आहेत म्हणून आजवर जगल्या आहेत. – “फुलवेड्या माई”
I don’t remember the author but it was first chapter in my 10th std. To literally translate, the author says that his granny (perhaps) was crazy. She was crazy about flowers and that’s why she had survived. What’s the point in being sane and mature always. Be a little crazy, the author says.
When I remember these lines I can very well relate to it because, I am crazy! I am crazy about books. I have space crunch. Houses in Mumbai are small and not often do you get some extra space as a balcony or terrace. By the grace of God I do have spacious terrace and now, I have started stocking my books there in a spare cupboard. But I refuse to be bullied by my fam for my madness for words and books. I have had to listen to so much. People out there when we meet, even celebs for that matter, tell me how much they appreciate my love for books. But why is it that our family never understands our madness!
There is, afterall, method to this madness. 😉 (And thank you Shakespeare for this line)
A life update. Much has happened in the past 3 days. Marvels. Marvels. And marvels. Thank goodness for that because that’s what keeps me going.
I wish you all sunshine and smiles. Keep sparkling. 💫 Also, thank you Gaurang for this caricature. ❤😘