Thursday, June 9, 2011

Circle of life


A banana tree fell in our courtyard yesterday. It had a huge bunch of bananas hanging from it, and I suppose the tree could no longer carry its weight. While getting some of the bananas gave much excitement to Kabir, he was sad for the tree and asked many questions about why the tree fell and what would happen to it now.

Today, Saurabh's dadosa (Kabir-Anurag's great-grand father) passed away in a hospital in Pune. The kids had visited dadosa a few times over the past couple of years. Dadosa loved children very much and used to shower his affection on Kabir and Anurag. He had once asked me not to be too strict with the kids and to not raise my voice with them till they are atleast 5 years old! Kabir refers to him as "sabse bade dadosa".
Picture taken in Dec 2009

Picture taken in Sept 2010

Kabir had many questions when we gave him the news about dadosa. We talked about death, rebirth and the circle of life. He even spotted a little baby banana tree growing next to the one that had fallen.

1 comment:

sacredfig said...

Our deepest condolences on the passing of 'sabse bade dadosa'
Its hard enough to come to terms with mortality, harder to explain it to kids I suppose... very moving post Pooja (mrs. sacredfig)