Friday, March 27, 2015

My Bucket List feels Funny.....Do you think so too....?

This post is written for Indiblogger IndiSpire #58

AHH......I sigh a big sigh. How do I compile a list of just 10 things I want to do before I die. I smile, I fidget on my chair. I pick up a pen and jot down some points. I strike off some, then add another. And finally I have this list for you. You will find some things funny, some things silly....But then each person has a mind and taste of his/her own. So bear with me and my list and in the end, just smile.....



10) Invent a Flawless Teether for Babies - I want to make a teether that babies will actually chew upon and leave alone the poor corners of tables and cushions and germy keys and remotes. I have not seen a single baby (two of mine included) satisfied with the best teether that is out there in the market. Maybe one day I will be The Lady who Invented The Best Teether in the Whole World....not just Best.....The Best Working Teether......

9) Read Midnight's Children again - I want to read honorable Mr. Rushdie's Midnight Children again and see if I can make sense out of it. I love magic, Sir and I am fond of realism in literature as well. But when the two combine, Good Lord, my brain goes bananas. But this time, one more time, I will dwell into in really deeply and try to remember what happens when and why....

8) Watch a Broadway show in New York - What's the big deal with that? Ask me. As they say, nearer to Rome, farther than the Church. I live in the vicinity of NY and I have been here nine long years, BUT, and a BIG BUT, I have not been to a single Broadway show. My soul screams....CRIME.....

7) Learn to play The Flight of the Bumblebee on piano - I love the piece, absolutely love it. The peppiness, the liveliness always make me feel like a bumblebee searching for nectar, fluttering my tiny wings and hovering from one flower to another. If you have not heard the piece, google it, and tune into the magic.

6) Visit the home of the Bard - London - Who knows I might meet the soul of the great playwright, Shakespeare as I recite lines from Hamlet, Anthony and Cleopatra and Othello. WOW....gives me the creeps....Oxford University waits to see me too...!

5) Write a post that goes hugely viral - Have you seen a baby who has just learnt to walk. The baby leaps with wobbly stride and seems to conquer the world all at once. Picture me there. A newbie on the blogging screen wanting to go viral all at once. HELP ME PLEASE....!!! Just a few thousand likes and votes!

4) Make the perfect egg-less whole wheat cookies - Well, I did try a few recipes. All failed. Nothing can beat those market-bought packets of atta biscuits that I used to devour. Have you ever tasted the absolutely heavenly tea-dipped exquisite atta-cookies I mention? What, you don't drink tea? What a pity...!!! You must, believe me. Be it cold wintry days or soporific sunny summers, they will delight you. And my search for the perfect recipe continues. Or maybe, recipe is perfect but the cook fails every time....!

3) Teach again - I was a teacher, once. In a college, for a very brief time. Motherhood has made me a teacher 24/7. But I want to go back to the profession again. This time, with kids. Kids are so full of ideas, so full of optimism. They can never fail you. You teach them, and they teach you the lessons of life in return.

2) Write a book on my mom - My mom is my strength. She is an epitome of courage. Her life has been full of bumps. But she stands strong. Her childhood was almost like a fairy tale. All that I write will be in vain if I don't utilize my skills toward writing a memoir on her. I owe my everything to her. I have to do this.

1) Grow old holding my husband's wrinkled hands in my own wasted ones - Yes, I really want this one. When he stoops and I bend, when our bodies dwindle, but our love grows, when our grandchildren come to him to hear the worldly-wise anecdotes from him (he is full of them and I always fall in love with him every time he speaks a beautiful analogy) and when I feed those little tummies with laddoos I learnt from my grandma, life will feel complete.

So you see, this is my bucket list. Life's simple things that will make me great forever. Live life such so that you live forever in the heart of your loved ones. Love to all..!!!


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10 comments:

  1. How sweet! Loved your list. I wish you tick them all :)

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    1. thank you so much....I am happy you liked it.

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  2. I couldnt make sense of Midnight's Children either. But your list is so so awesome. I hope your blog goes viral too.
    Check out my blog too :) soniakundrasingh.blogspot.in

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    1. Rushdie writes in a style that is called Magic Realism in literature. I split the two terms to play with their literal meanings. Reading the book was an uphill task for me. I read and I forgot, I read and could make no sense out of it. I hope this explains it. Thanks for stopping by and liking it.

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  3. You are a very naive person. the list is sophisticated and indeed sweet. Although I feel no. 5 does not fit in :)

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    1. naive can have so many meanings....i wonder which one you meant......5 is every blogger's dream....may be every naive blogger's dream.....:)

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  4. What a sweet list of things to do! Hope you achieve all that you dream to!

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    1. thank you so much fuschiaoutbursts.....

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  5. It was a nice to-do list. Seriously!!! No joking.
    Even my mind went banana and watermelon when I read Midnight's children. I left it in middle. I was more interested in a fruit salad than that book. I was like heck and I might ever get to it. You may accuse of being brainless and silly for kicking such comments. But that book is just too much. Well I fell in love with one wish, about writing a book on your mother. Aren't our mothers real heroines? They are if they succeeded in bringing up a bunch of notority like me then they deserve a movie based on them. Kudos for the list. ;)

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    1. Thanks for such wonderful words namrata.....i really had a good laugh on reading this.....no...these are not silly comments.....i feel like we two have sailed in the same ship....let us start over with the book again and shred it thoroughly....:)....what say....?!!!! yes moms are our unsung role-models.....your words are bringing me a step closer to writing on her.....

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