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Wednesday, December 06 2023
Musings of Housemaker

Value your bond with beloved ones for unregretful goodbyes

Arthika Rajesh Shetty English relationship and its dynamics
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This month has been rather a busy month for me. Travel, functions, activities and all put together there has been no time to write the article. So, that’s when I thought of sharing something from my personal life.

My father passed away early this month. The first thing I realised on his passing away is that I had a closure with him before his death, which is undoubtedly of a great relief to me. It would have been very unsettling otherwise. There is a feeling of missing even now. But I know that he is in a happy space now.

His death made me ponder over our relationships with people. I am in my forties and now when I look back I realise that I have rarely enjoyed the moment and have always looked forward to the future. We normally tend to get busy with our day-to-day activities and miss to observe how the months and years are passing by without us enjoying the present day to the fullest. All we have is NOW.

We miss to give time to the most important aspects our relationships. I have always regretted not reaching out to close relatives when they were alive. We run after material things like a big house (where only 4 people finally live) or that diamond necklace which we are infact afraid to keep at home, or that super luxury car which we drive carefully to avoid getting dented.

Though Covid pandemic has come with unimaginable damage, however it has taught us the importance of human relationships and to never take anyone or anything for granted. Seeing so many deaths of our near ones was really shocking. Hope we all keep the lesson with us at least for a while.

Please make closures with relatives who matter to you.  Incase anything happens to them, you will be unable to do anything. That feeling is dreadful. Let us take a step forward be the big person and bridge the differences. You may not always get the closure but you will have the satisfaction that you tried. Goodbyes hurt when the story is not finished and the book has been closed.

Image by Bingo Naranjo

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Arthika Rajesh Shetty

The author, a homemaker identifies herself to be much more than that. A firm endorser of cherishing one's life, it's the idea of penning her thoughts and opportunity to be voice of people like her is what has made her plunge into writing.

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