movie buffs, our date started with watching a Malayalam movie followed by having
Masala Dosha – my favourite. Then both of us just walked around the market
hand-in-hand. Our agenda was just to walk and talk. He was a voracious reader,
and he narrated me a complete novel which he had read. The novel was based on
the importance of valuing, preserving and nurturing the relationships in our
lives. I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful walk which we had.
home. But by then, all four of us had heavy heart, since it was the time to bid
adieu. Amma had packed the suitcase.
Amma and Achan boarded the train. My philosophy in life is never to say good
bye with tears in eyes. I was having a great lump in my throat. I fought hard
not to cry. Amma and Achan were standing at the door itself. None of us wanted
to miss a single moment of togetherness. The train was about to start, and to
my surprise, Achan just got out of the train, hugged Chettan and me. He planted
a beautiful kiss on our forehead. He murmured: “Take care of yourselves, my
kids”. I could see tears in Achan’s eyes.
boarded the train. The train moved, Chettan and me also moved in the platform along
with the train for some distance. Both Amma and Achan waived hands at us. We
both stood at the platform, till the train was out of sight. We had tears in
of his kiss every moment. I did not know that his kiss on that day was the last
one for me. It turned out to be ‘The Good Bye Kiss’.
by, I just have to close my eyes to feel that good bye kiss of my Achan, and I get
tremendous energy from the same. The most memorable day of my life. God bless
Achan’s soul. Love you Acha…