OK. So, Here am I and my son, watching Finding Nemo for the umpteenth time and we keep discovering one new thing every time we see this movie. Today, he caught me in surprise when he asked me for the name of the fish characters in this movie and their types..
Actually, he thinks that there are two kinds of fish. One that he can eat (prawns, sea bream and seer) and the rest.
So, I started naming each and every fish that I saw.. Let me see, how good I am in fish encyclopedia.
1) Marlin and Nemo – Clown Fish.
2) Dory – Regal Tang
3) Party wallah fish that say ‘Fish are friends not food’ (Bruce, Anchor and Chum) – Sharks.
4) Jelly Fish
5) Crush and offspring – Sea Turtle
6) Peach – Star Fish.
7) Gill – Moorish Idol
8) Bloat – Puffer Fish..
9) A whale .. dont think the movie had a name for this character.
10) Few Pelicans.
11) Sword Fish.
12) Few crabs
13) Sea Horse
ok.. now, here is the catch. What is the name of this school teacher fish which takes Finding Nemo and friends to the drop off? I thought and tried googling also. Since, I couldn’t get to the name immediately, I named him “School Bus Uncle Fish”. Ivan calls it Uncle Fish now..
Also, he thinks that Marlin and Dory are Daddy & Mummy to Nemo
Heard this ‘uyire uyire’ song from thotti jeya and it left me singing the note again and again.
I didn’t even realize that I was singing ‘ nijam thaane keladi, ninaivellaam neeyadi, nadamaadum poochedi, neeyennai paaradi’ repeatedly till my little one asked me.
‘Nadamaadum poochedi yaaru amma?’
Blinked for a minute and then said, ‘ nee thaanda kanna’
‘Illa illa. Amma thaan nadamaadum poochedi. Amma thaan poo maadhiri vaasama irukka’
Should say I was clean bowled. My sweet art knows how to make my life heavenly with just a few words..
At times, there are situations which don’t make sense. How do you react when you have a person who is going through turbulent times? Do you try to cheer him up? Or do you sit still with him? Do you try to distract him?
And what do you do to those people to do politics even in a upsetting situation?
The learning that I get is to become more cynical day by day. But there is something primitive inside me that doesn’t want to grow up and be the child always.. Don’t know whatever will become of me..
At this stage, the only good thing is a way down in the gut confidence that he who sees me and loves me will teach me how to be sensitive to others feelings too. Hope god gives me enough wisdom to handle the situation.
I saw this comment in another social networking site. The full phrase goes like this..
When love rules, power disappears. When power rules, love disappears.
How true!! I think this can be applied to both work and personal life.
In my work life, I have had authorities who were like tyrants or task masters. Or people who give you work and rate you based on what you do.
But I have also had authorities who have their priorities in sync with you, people with focus and who can infect you with their passion.. Its those people you would like to work for.
Same for personal life too. When you love a person, what they say or don’t say matters. You”l do anything for them. But when this person tries to take advantage of you, whatever they do, they just lose you.
The quality time I give to my son is mostly during nights. Its when I would have finished all my office and house hold chores and would be unwinding myself. My son would insist that I tell him some stories and I would entertain him with stories of noah, gideon, david, samarian etc. Some other days I would cook up my own stories and get him into a fantasy world full of pocoyos, lula, sleeping bird, charlie, etc.
Today I was feeling a little down due to happenings of the week and asked him to tell me some story instead. He finished telling one and then I asked him about his future plan just like an average parent. He didn’t understand first and I had to get down to his level and asked him. Do you want to be like your daddy changing windmill fans? Or like doctor ananth who makes u well? Or like mommy who goes to office I——?
He replied saying, ‘police man. Ava thaane bad boys aa dum dum adipaa. illana. Postman. Ava letters kudupaale’
At times, we try to make a lot of sacrifices and adjustments and try to buy the love of people we love. But we forget that in the process, we may lose ourselves and the other person may not care at all. All this is a chasing of the wind.
The best love is the love that comes from God. He loves us as we are, cherishes in us, admires us and hopelessly in love with us. The only thing he wants from us is our love. May the love of God fill us all.