It's been five years we lost you. Circumstances and nature of departure was such a shocking that not a single day from that day passed without remembering you.
Although time and other survieval activities has taken it's course and we started get along with life. Funny thing about life is that no matter how you show how much careless you are makes preserve it more. More and more days passed we realized life is not granted but it's free but short period of time. You taught us
how to be happy in this free life but at the same time responsible to get that life. You never made burden of life but made sure we are capable of lifting it.
There are lot of changes in world from your departure, almost every corner of world is now connected. Can't believe I saw Devendra on skype where once upon time maharashtra times uses to come at late in the evening. Population, pollution, corruption increased many fold but level is same when you were here, so nothing much on that side.
At home front there are some activites happened.. Mamata got her baby, house and also finished her MBA. Same thing Namrata, she finished her M.Sc and working hard in field of yours. Sushma doing
great at USA. Vishwajeet and Devendra strated their carrier. Young lot started doing work almost feel like you are really old now. I am in Australia, getting some fresh air but missing "old" Sangamner/Patan. Pune never felt as home, whenver there always felt like I am here for study. Back burner issue still exist with Namrata's marriage. But as you were optimistic we are still hoping that day will come and she will get married. Same health issues are started coping in family... Patan kaka lost his teeth, Pune Kaka had some issue with one of his jaw. Namrata PP got glasses for reading, my right knee started showing sign of wearing.. I always wonder how you kept your health such nice and clean throughout life time. I will never forget you
were there with us for Rajgath along with kaka and told us that you will remember 64 year old climbing mountain when you are at 64 but I realized it much earlier at age of 40!
I had also have shot at failed business. I know you always consider business is not patil's cup of tea but thought of sharing it. I still feel like I can do it if get out of my lathargic attitude.
BTW we did finish few books of yours.. America East- West we did it ourselves while Sailor's of Life is published by discovery publisher. It is very nice and cost almost 1100 Rs. Your books has given us great joy and almost felt like you were here while doing editing. Planning to write some more books once get time but now a days not much reading practice.
What else, Pune home is going through some coloring, thanks to Adwait's mama and aai. Both are very enthusiastic people.
Sharing some snaps for our scattered family!