Daily prompt : I would like to thank my cat

And as the room applauded,those tiny feeble claps of hands so old,some body pushed my wheelchair to the center of the room..A relatively healthy hearty voice prodded “let’s have an acceptance speech, an Oscar one”..I smiled.. Oh how long had I waited, for being on the red carpet, for thanking x,y and z..of course thanking you my little cats..Today here I am. There’s no red carpet, no Oscars but nevertheless they have acknowledged us, our work..
So I would like to thank you my cats, for jumping out of my heart, on the paper..for weaving stories with me, for bringing smiles on tired faces..for staying with me all along..
If only my mother had let me pursue my art of making those lovely illustrationd and stories, cats always.. If only she had not forced me into marriage at 16..Not her fault, I was a girl child;  unwanted..
If only I wasn’t stuck in an abusive marriage..and if only my son would have turned better..who knows may we would have actually seen the red carpet..
Alas here I am, at an old age home.
Husband’s gone, son’s gone..but finally after all these years I have you my little cats and your stories…somebody here saw those drawings, compiled and sent it across to a well known art magazine..They say some noted art critics were thoroughly impressed. They say my work speaks a different language.
I wouldn’t know. For me its just the cats who speak to me.. Who tell stories..
So here I am, being applauded..my work featured in the art magazine.. And for me this is the red carpet and this is my Oscar acceptance
..I would like to thank you my cats ..

Smart I am

Its been so long that this place has been neglected. So much has happened. Apple continues to grow at an amazing speed, keeps me on my toes all day and hence I ignore this place. Well that’s a lame excuse. Never mind..So finally I join the smart phone bandwagon. Yes Adam gifted a nexus 4. Reason for the gift, he getting delayed in Boston for another eight days.
Did the gift make me happy?
Yes and no. You see I am not a tech freak and have consciously avoided smart phones till now. My reason being I am not smart enough.
On a serious note, I always thought smartphone will always rob you of your precious time with your loved ones, with nature or just plain you time..
I like the phone and I am already wasting enough free time on my new gadget but in retrospect the lesser the better.the kind of apps I have seen, scare me. If this happens to fall in kids hand god only knows the future if mankind..
The novelty is wearing and I long to get back to book the real kind. In which I can actually feel the page, turn a corner, place a bookmark and eventually when I finish reading it, look longingly at the cover as if waiting for the characters to come and talk to me..With kindle or any other app this feel is lost..I turn off the phone coz its full of apps to train and teach my toddler everything from ABCs to potty training..was almost tempted to try the potty training one…he he he Then realized no matter what it does, the bum cleaning will still be my job..not so smart phone
I cannot be connected 24/7..I love my peace, the surprises when I log into a social network after 2 days and see some lovely updates..I cannot keep checking for them every two minutes..yet with the new phone I do that and m disappointed. Turns out its the same day, same mood, same life..and I like it this way..
For all the smart phones in the world, I long to see a hand written note, a letter, a postcard that reminds me that the real smartness is in me..in all of us..let’s not loose ourselves in too much of the smart world.
So incoherent rambling s of my smartphone these 😉

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