It has been a long time huh? I have been super busy finishing my last semester of Masters here in Mysuru. I can't wait to go back to my Bengaluru.
A lot has happened over the past year and a half. After coming out of my house, I saw and experienced so many things, which were very crucial to me. I am proud to say that I have come a long way..

This time, I want to talk about this couple I know. I won't tell you who they are, but I will tell their story. I know that it is not my place to say it, but I want to do it as a form of gratitude.

I cannot even begin to tell you how grateful I am for them. If not for them, it would have been so hard to live in Mysuru. They've taken care of me when I was sick, they've fed me warm and delicious food, they've silently wrapped me with love and I am so grateful for them.

So, there's this couple.
All they have is each other.
They spend their days idly, reading and watching television, attending ceremonies and finding comfort in prayers.
All the while, holding onto their only hope, their son.

Their son, who is the apple of their eyes, their jewel.
Their son, who is away living his life.

They reminisce all the wonderful moments of their son's life.
They look through albums, and brag about their son to me.
They clean the dust-filled shelves crammed with all the prizes and medals of their beloved child.
All the while, waiting silently, for their son.

Their son, who is all they have.
Their son, who is away living his life.

They have worked so hard, to provide the best life for their son.
They have searched long and hard.
And they have married their son to a smart lady.
They breathe a sigh of mixed emotions - relief and grief.
All the while, loving their son.

Their one and only boy.
Their son, who is away living his life.

They wait, patiently, every day.
They wait for their son.

Now, there are people in this world who also bad-mouth them, because obviously you cannot please everyone. These people say mean things. They say that they are stupid, and rude and cunning.
They tell that the mother is boisterous and loud and she doesn't care for her husband. Blah blah blah...

But, do you see what I see?
Can you?

I see this couple, who have worked so hard to bring up their child in this world, who have gone through hell to provide for him, and who are now left alone.
I see this couple who patiently wait for their son to come home.
I see this couple who pine for their son's love. Son and daughter-in-law...
I see this couple who are waiting and waiting......without complaining.....

It hurts to know that even in this day and age, there are people who leave their parents.

Maybe it's all a dream.
Maybe it's all an illusion.
Maybe it's just me.

Thank you.
The weight these words hold, you don't know.

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