Shraddha recently kept a nice fragrant strand of jasmine flowers in her hair, when she went to school. It reminded me of my own childhood, when I would carry a mini garden on my head and I mentioned this to Shraddha. When she knew that Dahlia was one of the flowers I would keep in my hair and she happened to chance on it near our house, she started pestering me to get it.
There is a small village house with a beautiful garden near our place and right now adorned with these peach coloured Dahlias. Everytime we crossed it, we would stop for a minute and admire it. I knew she badly wanted to have one of those. So I promised her that I will talk to the owner and get her one. For the last two days, before going to her bus stop, I would stop there knocking on the gate to see if I could talk to the lady, whom I had seen once. But no luck there.
Today morning, as we were rushing to the bus stop, we saw that lady near the gate watering her plants. I immediately switched off the Scooty and went upto the rickety gate to talk. She seemed a bit hesitant and said they were going to use for the habba(Varalakshmi pooja is a big event in Blore and lots of flowers flood the market). So I thought may be they sold their flowers to flower sellers. I gave her a ten rupee note and asked her to give me flowers for that. She handed me four big flowers and seemed pleased when Shraddha thanked her !
I was as excited as Shraddha. In the bus stop, I put one dahlia on to her hair and she was delighted when she looked at herself in the Scooty mirror ! (That was the first thing she showed to her friend when she got on to the bus). I told her " Now that you have one on the hair, I will keep one aside for you and can I use the remaining for Ummachi Padam ?( God's pictures)".
Came the vehement reply "No ..two for me and only one for Ummachi". After a few seconds she said " Umm..actually you can put everything in the fridge..so I can keep one each day".
That has left me smiling till now !
#posted by [ ranjani.sathish ]