What are your resolutions for Ugadi? Asked my husband even as we were having our coffee in the morning.
Well, my resolutions for this year are going to be different, more practical, I said.
It is something sensible you said for the first time, he remarked.
Well, I am going to say something sensible through out the year, I asserted.
Are you sure you can do that? he said raising an eyebrow.
No harm in trying of course, I replied.
It means by your own admission you have been indulging in a great deal of non sensible talk ever since I have known you, he teased.
That only shows my humility which you must appreciate, I retorted.
O.K.let’s have a sample right away, he prompted.
Why the great hurry, allow me to think first and later talk, I said.
Ah, that’s again something unlike you. Anyway I am happy that you have decided to think before you say something. Only then what you say will be sensible. Does this principle of yours extend to the out side world as well? I hope it does, he taunted.
Like charity everything should begin at home, don’t you think? I said.
Yes I agree, he nodded.
I am still waiting. You seem to be trying my patience by taking too long to think, he said sounding irritated.
I have just realized how difficult it is for a person who talks spontaneously to think and talk, I confessed.
Well, you have expressed just one resolution. I am sure your other resolutions are equally impractical. I suggest you forget about your resolutions and be yourself, he quipped.
I think that’s the most sensible advice you have come out with, I said feeling happy.
n.meera raghavendra rao