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Love does not recognise age.

 A friend and I were talking about age.  I have always felt that age is just what is inside your head and what you feel. In fact in one of my books, a character says this: You can be old at 22 or you can be young at 73.

I don't remember which book of mine it is! (If any of you readers remember it, kindly tell me in my comment box. My guess is it could Mrs.B from Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake or Mr.Adani from The One You Cannot Have)

In our country it seems to be taken for granted that once you reach a certain age, you have to lead a subdued life. Finding love is out of the question. You have to be content with singing Bhajans and visiting temples. The 2007 movie Cheeni Kum highlights this beautifully, where Amitabh Bachchan  plays a man in his 60's who is so unlike his peers and a 30 year old woman (played by Tabu) falls in love with him.

Today I came across a beautiful video made by a son for his mother. It so totally made my day. The mother is so full of life and such a wonderful lady. So is the son!

Do read this pos and do watch the video--it's a very short watch--just 4 minutes.. He filmed her secretly and she had no idea that he was doing it. Her reaction is priceless.






Whether she finds her prince Charming or not all I can say is that she is one lucky woman! So full of life. So inspiring. So beautiful. She is the kind of woman who makes you look forward to growing old.

Can you imagine anything like this happening in India? What do you say? :) Tell me in my comment box what you think.
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Comments

  1. Wow... such a b'ful post n a video. Loved it..where do you find these nice things..
    And i m glad to notice i am first to write the comment :-)

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    1. Thank you for the first comment! :) Yes, I keep finding such lovely things. I guess I am lucky with the Internet :)

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  2. Tat line is from "tea for two and a piece of cake" said by Mrs.B

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    1. Thank you so much Vignesh..I was trying to look for it while writing the post--couldn't find it. Will look again!

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    2. Must add that two people on FB mentioned that it was Mr.Adani in 'The One You Cannot Have' :) So now will have to look through both books to find out who is right!

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    3. I am pretty much sure that it wasn't Mr. Adani from "The one you cannot have" because i ended up reading that book yesterday only...
      :)

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    1. Me too!! Isn't that mother simply awesome?

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  4. Thank You Ma'am for sharing such a heart warming video. Yes, you have proved to the people that Internet is such a tool for great explorations like this one !!

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  5. Hi Preeti,
    Good Morning. It is such beautiful video.. The mother is awesomeness personified and so is the son.. Such a beautiful soul. Thank you very much for sharing. You made my day too.. :)

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  6. Nice video.thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. Hi Preeti. This was such a touching video. This mom is so lucky to have a son who is looking out for his mom's happiness. The son is also very lucky to have a wonderful mom with so much interest in various activities. Thank you for sharing!:-)

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  8. If I am not wrong it must be Mr Adana from The One You Cannot Have. Love Adani's character and of course the book..was so elated to open the book and see ur autograph inside. Double Dhamaka:)

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  9. Love should not be restricted by social constraints or expectations. I used to find it strange that people would consider falling in love after 50. Once I realized that my thought was because of social conditioning, I was able to re-frame that prejudice. Thank God for growing "old" that has allowed me to become wiser! (Age doesn't play a part in growing wiser, either!! :-)

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  10. Its just amazing. Its the great way to explain that Age and Distance is just a number if we are young by heart. What needed is just a Mutual Understanding and Trust. At that end I would just say a " wow " .. look forward to see more blogs like this.. keep blogging. . ;)

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  11. really great video, inspiring. A shame though that such open mildness is not present in the major part of India. I still see many moms living a widowed life because there son/daughters do not approve of it. maybe this video can instill some wisdom in them.

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  12. great video!! i dont think this ever happening in India.the mindset of people, the society is so conservative ..it's not an easy job

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  13. i lv to read ur writings. i jst finished ur book life is what you make it.
    please can u visit my short story blog storybyvinod.blogspot.com
    i will be delighted to recieve ur comments.

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