Tuesday, May 10, 2011i watch K snooter around purposefully singing songs and just doing stuff and it amazes me every time how it is possible- and natural, and obvious- that she be growing up and already know things like there is a sky and the ceiling is not the sky but the outside-the-window-blueness is the sky, and there is a moon that is also chanda mama and a sun and stars. and that she wants to go to 'cool' and wants an apple lolly not an orange lolly. that she sings baa baa black sheep and lakri ki kaathi and is right now saying 'come amma come amma utho utho upar jaana hai' and when i ask her to do what she says 'cycle lainay' and i just told shamshad to wash her face while they were at it and K says 'no only amma dooit' and puts her small hand on my arm and looks up at me with her big brown eyes and it's all just too amazing, in the proper sense of the word. i am mazy and enchanted that she was in my belly kicking and sucking her thumb on the ultrasound and here she is, in her shorts and t-shirt and muggermuch faux-crocs, hanging out with me. and i can't wait for number two, who is right now identically the same loved-but-unknown little baby pushing muscularly against my skin and sinews, biding her time for just a while longer. and in a while i'll be looking at her and marveling at all the same things, again. how fantastic :)
Mina at 4:41 PM
Sunday, May 08, 2011and would it help to hear him say there: there
is the mole i loved, the brow
i kissed, there is the moment
that i loved you most
knowing well how fleeting the moment
how transient the dusk
and how final the night
no it would not do at all
Mina at 6:42 PM
Friday, May 06, 2011conversations. #322
k: amma, motorcycle hai?
me: (curious, not truthful) haan.
k: acha..phir main jaa rahi hoon.
me: kidhar jaogi?
k: wohhh...rahat bakery.
me: tum motorcycle peh rahat bakery jaa rahi ho?
Mina at 11:09 AM
Mina at 11:02 AM