The difficult decision! 07/07/2010

Did you catch up with your old friends  while at Hyderabad? Asked my husband.

Quite happy at his query, I  said I enjoyed every bit of  the time spent with my friends.

I am sure you would have  had a lot to exchange about the latest in saris, jewellery apart from  problems  posed by  spouses ,inlaws, children, grand children and household help, he  said.

Yes, all of them  figured  in our conversation  and we  did compare notes and found we  were all  sailing in the same boat which came as a consolation,  I  said.

I am sure  even you men talk about the same things when you meet after  a long time, I  observed.

May be  a passing reference to them but we have more serious things to discuss  and decide, he said.

Things  fit only for a drawing room discussion which takes you no where

Infact it is a waste  of precious time, I  remarked.

By the way, do  your friends still dye their hair? he asked suddenly.

How does it matter to you whether they dye their hair or not? I  shot back not too pleased at his unwarranted query.

I have a reason  to know, he  said sounding defensive .

Well, surprisingly all of them have stopped  and  said it was a very difficult decision for them to take, I said.

I can well understand  because it had been  a  difficult  decision for you as well, he said, his eyes turning towards my hair.  Surely you would have appeared   the odd one out, he quipped.

Oh, all of them seem to be ardent fans of Kareena Kapoor whose latest fad is to look natural, I said regretting inwardly for the difficult decision I had taken after a lot of deliberation, in order to please my  peers in Hyderabad!  

N. Meera Raghavendra Rao

6 thoughts on “The difficult decision! 07/07/2010

  1. Prof.V.N.K.Kumar

    In the final analysis it doesn’t matter what our friends think of us, it is how we feel about ourselves when we look in the mirror that counts. If dyeing the hair improves our confidence, makes us feel younger or more interesting, then dyeing works for us. Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder. If the beholder is our spouse or our close friends and they have real love for us, then there is no point in hiding our grey hair, because they can see the beauty in our minds and hearts. But unfortunately, those who are in politics, films, TV are constrained to dye their hair to enhance their acceptability to the viewers.

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