My dear Krishnettan,
When I got the news, I felt just moments before you entered the kitchen to have your breakfast. From the time you left after breakfast and till the time I got the news, so many things happened- we grew up, got educated, settled in our jobs, made families, you all aged………..Oh my! So many things, so many changes! However, amidst all this, one thing stayed on- the bond of love. We all grew up loving and caring each other- the love and care- taught by you.
I know you would be surprised, but the thing I remember the most is your devotion towards your mother and uncle (by grandfather). You visited the doctor one day in your mundu (loin cloth/ dhoti) and thorthu mundu (towel to cover the upper part of the body) instead of a shirt just so that your mother does not worry unnecessarily. This incident did leave an ever-lasting impression in my heart.
This is what I can gather about you in a nutshell:
Seems like just yesterday,
That I was enchanted by your smiles…..
Today you are far far away-
Don’t know how many miles.
Your twinkling eyes, your husky voice,
Your little snores, the beedi vice
Your deep love, the hot temper
The things I most remember.
With all the love
I know, high above
You are flying on The Dove
Watching all whom you adore.