TouchThere was a time when I was touched by the special goodies my mother used to make and send to me because I was far away.

There was a time when I was touched when my Aunt would drop by, bundle me into her chauffeur driven car and take me shopping.

There was a time when I was touched when my neighbor would walk in with a special dish that I liked which she had made for her family that day.

There was a time when I was touched by the kindness of a friend who just called to say, “How are you doing?”

There was a time when I was touched by a phone call from an acquaintance saying that what had been published with my byline was a great piece of writing.

There was a time when I was touched by the offer of a cut in price without asking or having to bargain!

Today my world has shrunk. But there are still many angels out there who touch my life in many ways. The characters have changed, but the feeling and emotions that touch me by a sensitive deed/action by

  • My husband Raju who brings a little titbit to eat or a magazine or even a fat pen to help me sign the ream of papers he puts before me regularly
  • Brothers who get me special books like my oldest Ramana; or keeping me upto date about who has ‘kicked the bucket’ in our circles faithfully done by my second brother Arvind; keeping me in the grid about UK family happenings and his intended visits by Barath
  • My son Jai who loves sharing murder mysteries and spy thrillers on Kindle with me
  • My daughter Nitila whose eyes are ever open to spotting stuff that will make my life easier in the kitchen, home, personal wardrobe etc.
  • My granddaughters who shower me with love and demands!
  • Other family members made up of sister’s-in-love, nieces and nephews and their spouses who reach out with love, care and concern for my well being
  • My bosses (many), my co-workers who treat me with kid gloves and do not pressurize me with impossible deadlines (never mind that they know that these SOS’s touch the tender spot that says ‘deliver now’)
  • So many friends—real and virtual—who encourage, touch base, and keep in the loop in so many areas of interests.
  • In fact my life was Touched beautifully by Paul, who has chosen this topic!

What more can a person want? The love of so many people has touched my life in myriad ways that I live in a rainbow of beautiful colours with different pots of gold at both ends reaching out to be opened and experienced.

Truly, I have been ‘Touched by Angels’!

Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where Anu, Ashok, Conrad, DeliriousGaelikaa,  GrannymarMagpie11Paul, Maria the Silver Fox, Rummuser , Will Knott, Shackman and I write on the same topic. Please do visit the linked blogs to get  different flavours of the same topic.

About padmum

You could call me Dame Quixote! I tilt at windmills. I have an opinion on most matters. What I don't have, my husband Raju has in plenty. Writer and story teller, columnist and contributer of articles, blogs, poems, travelogues and essays to Chennai newspapers, national magazines and websites, I review and edit books for publishers and have specialized as a Culinary Editor and contributed content, edited and collaborated on Cookbooks. My other major interest used to be acting on Tamil and English stage, Indian cinema and TV. I am a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff and write about India's heritage, culture and traditions. I am interested in Vedanta nowadays. I am now an Armchair traveller/opinionator/busybody!
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7 Responses to TOUCHED

  1. rummuser says:

    Nice to know that I am an angel!


  2. Grannymar says:

    It takes one angel to know another!


  3. Maxi says:

    You have a daughter and granddaughters who shower you with love … this is special.
    Blessings ~ Maxi


  4. Delirious says:

    Wonderful post! I too have been touched by many angels in my life!


  5. I am sure there have been times when you thought Ramana was more of an angle, LOL. This is a very nice take on the subject. Very nice.


  6. Barath Rajgopaul says:

    Padmini, nice to know all the times you were touched, you could have added to this the fact that you also touch myriads of beings in a gentle and appreciated manner like your brothers on Rakhi day, like when your long lost brother comes visiting and you make some esoteric dish simply because you knew he loves it, or the singing of “Rim Jim ke ye pyare pyare” because you knew that he loved it a s a child, or when you produce some books for me to take back with me because you are made that way, don’t ever change my lovely sister, you are adored for the way you are.


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