http://www.sakagaze.blogspot.com is the blog address for some of the cool and not so cool observations by Anindo Sen, a passionate Kolkatan. Kolkata is likely to feature prominently on this blog, just as it is likely to feature the personal preferences - as far as films, books or music or other finer aspects of life are concerned.
Today being World AIDS Day, I am going to talk about a brilliant bouquet of short films that I have had the privilege to see on UTV W...
Friday, December 16, 2011
In memoriam: Love you, Dad
Last month, my dad passed away.
It is never easy for a son to write about his dead who is no more.
Yet, my dad fills my life with his presence, though it is no longer a bodily presence. He resides within. He makes himself ever-present by helping me hold a mirror to my own self.
Those who have known my dad
have perhaps known him as the most affable gentleman,
someone gentle, and easygoing,
one who warmed up affectionately to
all and sundry, and had his own special way of showing
them that he cared, empathized and connected with them
with his gentility, and kindness.
On a lighter note, he couldn't have been more different than Peter Reading, the accomplished British poet who also passed away on the seventeenth of last month.
For my readers, I won't prolong this In Memoriam piece, as I am not one who believes that personal grief can be blatantly shared, please forgive my inability.
I would just like to sum up with this verse,
can't acknowledge the poet as he/remains unknown to me,
the feeling is universal, hence sharing here.......