the more..the merrier

My mum has a holiday tradition(if you can call it a tradition..)…where she invites her old friends from far off corners of the world to come and celebrate the holiday time at her house. Every time I see some new faces in my mother’s house around holidays.Last time, she had a friend coming from Zimbabwe.A 50 year old lady named Maiba. She looked lost among other friends of my mother who were busy indulging in their ‘familiar banter’ .She kept nodding and smiling.After sometime, when she could spend some exclusive time with my mother,I guess she looked the most animated and fun person in the entire room full of people(and trust me..these people were happy too..umm read tipsy=)).I like to call people who look most attractive in room(not just externally)…the disco ball of the room=)

okay..lets get back to the story….and try to understand the point I am trying to make(which I gather..I am struggling to right now)…………………………………….

Miaba from Zimbabwe and my mother were meeting each other after eight years. However,when I saw them together..they looked like those type of best friends who go out to a cafe or call each other every other day.They spoke in Shona (pronounced  “Shown-ah”), a local language of Zimbabwe (its a different story that my mother is a language geek and can speak fourteen different languages).When they spoke that harsh and sweet sounding language…they looked like they were time traveling…………………………………..

Later that evening, when I asked my mother about her friend and her tradition of inviting people over……..she said, ” Some people write journals………to keep record of their life and then read it in later part of their lives……..I make as many friends as possible with whom I can share my journey and relive it as many times as I can…and since I am blessed with a career which involves travel…I try and make friends from all over the world…. Friends who share with me my present and laugh with me about my past and every time I have to travel somewhere….I am delighted to meet my old friends and woo some new ones……as they say the more…the merrier=).”

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And..that’s a pic of me with a friend——————————>

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