Monday, August 1, 2016

350th Post

This is my 350th post.
 
I could have written this 350th post two years ago. But I took leave of absence in 2011 and 2012. I wish I had not taken that leave of absence. The reason is the person to whom I want to dedicate this post is not in this world any more. She passed away a few months ago in a freak accident.
 
She is the love of my life. She was my number one fan and my severe critic. She would give her comments only after I have published any post. She did not even want to read the post before publishing. She said she wanted to be my commenter and not my editor.
 
I started this blog in June 2009. I got my first award from a fellow blogger and friend, Neha, in September 2009. My wife was so happy as if I have won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. She wanted me to call Neha in India immediately and thank her personally. I told her it is very common to get these awards from fellow bloggers and it is midnight in Mumbai and I do not know the phone number of Neha.
 
Anyway, this post is dedicated to Lalitha.
 
May she rest in peace.
 
Nenjam Marappadhillai
Adhu Ninaivai Ishakkavillai
 
Heart does not forget
It did not lose the memories

44 comments:

  1. I miss her so much.
    I love her so much.
    However God missed her more, so he took her back sooner than I would’ve liked.

    Regards,
    GG

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    1. Thanks for your comments GG. I am with you. I realize your feelings.

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  2. Wow.... this brings tears to my eyes.... I am sure your heart knows exactly what she will be commenting on this post.... So SG question to you would be what would be her comment?

    She is now like the wind
    You can feel her but cannot see her

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    1. Thanks for your comments Dee. What would be Lalitha's comment for this post? Appa, why do you want to embarrass me in public!

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  3. I am sorry about your loss Rajan. May her soul rest in peace.

    Yes, those award days were indeed something. Blogging has lost that innocence.

    Here's wishing you many more posts.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Neha. Lalitha and I missed you at the World Cup.

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss, SG! I am sure Lalitha is smiling and reading this from wherever she is!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. Thanks for your kind words.

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  5. Wow 350 posts......
    Its a landmark.

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    1. Thanks Haddock. I appreciate it.

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  6. May her soul rest in peace. The loss is too big to put in words but she'll always be there somewhere around you,watching over you.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Irrational. Thanks for your kind words.

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  7. She must be reading this post and smiling, SG! Ungal nenjil yendrum iruppaal!

    350 posts landmark is great! Waiting to read more, SG!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. We were looking forward to meeting with you during our next visit to Chennai.

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    2. Very unfortunate! Please come home next time.

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  8. It is with mixed feelings that I finished reading the post.While I was pleased that you crossed the milestone of 350, I felt sad that this post turned out to be a dedication to the memory of someone whom you loved very much and lost recently

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    1. Thanks for your comments Mr. KP. Thanks for your sympathies.

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  9. Oh God! when did this happen SG! I know words can't console you and hope and pray god gives you the strength to bear her loss. Lalitha lives with you in spirit.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Asha. This happened on Jan 30 this year. Thanks for your sympathies.

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  10. I am so sorry SG. Losing someone who means the world to you is never easy. But I am glad you hit 350 mark. May she rest in peace.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Harini.

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  11. I am sure she is smiling somewhere reading this post..

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Nikita.

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  12. I read this blog . I don't know you personally but to my knowledge i think you would be of my dads age . Somewhere around 40's . Whenever I see your comments in my blog I feel , someone somewhere another part of the world is commenting for my blog and I have cherished it always . I have read many blogs on loosing someone and I comment on it stating to think of me and I m there . This is the same I would tell you as well . Loosing someone is like getting empty and I know how it feels . However , I wish you stay strong and believe though we have not met I am super proud of you on getting over the loss . Stay healthy . Take care
    This message is from someone who lost everybody at the age of 13 , so you can Definitely pass through this !! I pray for your family .

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  13. Having a girl child is a blessing and fathers love them more than mothers . I am the eldest out of 3 and I remember my dad praying God for a girl child . People used to tease him it seems saying everybody asks for a son first . And my dad used to say it's a girl equivalent to a son . Even before dying my dad told to a neighbor if something happens to me call my daughter she won't cry , I have brought her up that way , and I did go . Everything that a boy does in a graveyard I did it . So there is so much ... I can keep writing . Stopping it here :)

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    1. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. Thanks for your kind words. You are very brave. I salute you.

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    2. I am not brave actually . I am forced to be brave . That's the truth . Anyhow thanks for the salute :) I am too young to get a salute .

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    3. You are very humble Shilpa.

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  14. SG.
    I am sure Lalitha must be happy reading this emotional piece.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Mr. Chowla.

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  15. Very sorry to hear about your loss. This is a beautiful dedication to Lalitha. I really don't know what to say except that she would have loved this post.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Raji.

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  16. I am really disturbed! I remember meeting you and Lalita and thinking " this is what real love and bonding is all about" May her soul rest in peace. Good to see you haven't given up blogging!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Meera. We used to often talk fondly about our meeting in Chennai.

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  17. I am so sorry for Lalitha, may her soul rest in peace. It is always so painful losing great friend, I am understand as I have been through this loss once unfortunately.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Ankita. I am sorry this happened to you too.

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  18. Betterhalf only fills up the other half,hus.or wife it may be. She will be commenting on it from the other world.RIP may she.Touching post.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Sarala.

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  19. Congrats on completing your 350th post SG. I am sure she will be really proud of you. RIP Lalitha. I am so sorry for your loss SG :(

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    1. Thanks for your comments Ash. Thanks also for your kind words.

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  20. I am so sorry to read .. my condolences.. I am sure she is smiling and looking at you ...


    Bikram's

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Bikram.

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  21. This post made gave me mixed emotions... On one hand I am happy for your 350th post, for the motivation you got from your friend and the good memories you have about her... On the other, I am sad for the loss... It makes us realise that nothing is permanent and we should stop taking things for granted!

    Keep going!

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  22. the memories are surely not lost. this is a nice dedication to a dear friend.

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