A 40 Year Old Dreamer
(Note :This is not an inspirational story or somewhat of that sort)
I am sure all of us have dreams or plans of that sort. We all have plans about what we want to become when we grew up and live a happy life. We even work hard every day to fulfill those dreams. And by each passing day, we wish we come a bit closer to it. But have you ever wonder what plans do your parents hold when they grew old.
One such evening, it was raining heavily and the smell of the soil mesmerised me and my dad.Taking a sip of coffee, he said to me follow your dream son or you have to regret it for rest of your life.Just like the lightning struck to the ground during monsoon it struck to me if I have my future plans so does my Dad but he never discusses it openly with everyone.
We are so busy growing up that we never realised that our parents are growing old. Just giving him puppy face I asked him “Papa aapko kya karna hi aage chalke”(Dad what do you want to do in future). He smiled and said to me “bus beta tum padhlo fir muje law karna hi aur gaon me jaake garibo kissano ki madat karna hi”(you just complete your education son then I’ll complete my LLB and then I’ll move to village and help poor farmers fight cases)
I was so proud by hearing the noble idea of my dad. But I was confused that why didn’t he pursue his dream earlier? what might be the circumstances that might make any one to stop them from following their dreams. I didn’t have the courage to ask the same question that day and it took me about a week to finally confront my curiosity and hearing the answer it took me to a different state altogether. No words could express what I was feeling and nothing could match the agony and abyss state I was into. How would you feel when you come to know that the reason your parents can’t pursue their dream is no one but ‘you’.I know I wasn’t really the one responsible for the same but somehow I was sad.
Life is full of ironies, possibilities and yet we love life. We live and manage through everything, something that looked impossible in the past yet it look easy now. That’s what present is, a little unsatisfying because life is little unsatisfying. I always wonder no sacrifice could ever match the sacrifice of my parents, in fact, any one’s parents. No matter what we do or how hard we try to repay but we owe them for life. So this is humble respect to everyone. Even if you think that your parents don’t understand you or they don’t understand our generation. Remember they have seen a lot more monsters in this world than you.Respect them and remember even they dream..!!