Welcome to hotel California ….by Eagles, was ringing. It kept ringing again and again. Ritu was calling on her own number..no it was not in the drawing room…Ummm…not on the microwave..Ahhh there it was under the couch...Ritu sighed a relief.
Ritu (one of my BFFs ) is bitten by bug called “FORGETFULNESS”. she forget so many things in the span of freaking two minutes. She forget where she kept her cell phone , she forgets to take appointments of doctors, she gets out , lock the car and keys keep dangling in the car.she walks into the kitchen then stand on the doorway wondering what she went to take, she again had to go back to the place to recall what she had to do. Almost everyone around is the victim of her ‘ short term memory’ , topping the list is her dear husband and little munchkin. She forgets her password,ATM pins, reset them almost every week, limit was when she started to make notes of things to do and forgot where she kept her note pad. She is just so forgetful , I guess the part of brain that is supposed to remember things is in rusting mode.
Irritated, tired and frustrated by this habit of hers I asked” how come you always keep forgetting things and you know what, she always have reason to give, very conveniently she blamed the pregnancy harmones( yeah, she was expecting then) , and now she blames it to the senior moments( ageing you see!!) , blame it to the multitasking she does. But this time when I asked her why did you forgot and how ( she was suppose to meet me this weekend) , she didn’t played any blame game. This time she was praising herself for this typical habit of hers…though forgetting is sad but at the same time it is the key for happiness for her. She is happy that she forget and forgive quickly, she don’t remember conversations that are unnecessary, she forget what hurts her, the regret, the pain , the grudges. She forgot where her car keys are, that’s sad but she also forgot her early morning argument with her dear husband..now that’s a happy thing..
Her this state remind me of a very famous track ‘ bhool gayi Sab kuch, yaad nahi ab kuch….’