Friday, June 11, 2010

Doing Learning Doing (Day 11)

There are things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man’s life to  know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave. – Ernest Hemingway

One beautiful day - I became a MOTHER.  And the world changed. Atleast I thought I became mother. It was no later that I realized “becoming a mother is a life long process”  You learn being a mother with every passing day.

No one tells you how unnerving it can get at times. How “out-of-control” being a mother can be at times. How being a mother means lot more than  just  that word. The word “Mother”  engulfes within itself the depth of ocean and the vastness of universe. Noone just becomes a mother – you learn being a mother by being there and by going through all the over-flowing emotions (Yes  only a mother can experience that level of emotions) The unconditional love – Had heard this word many times but I only got to experience this when I became a mother.  You do things and you learn – that’s how mothers grow.  It takes lifetime to learn being a mother.

Patience, Love, Care, Multitasking, cooking, singing, painting,  writing, reading, story making – all – absolutely all “virtues” are developed in the process of becoming a mother. Of course you master at least few of them as you grow.

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?  ~Milton Berle

Isn't it such an apt question ? :)

The process of becoming mother lets you have so many new experiences. You learn to experience love and pain  with equal intensity and also what it is like to experience these through another life. In the process you learn things  that hurt, things that delight, things that cheer, things that confuse, things that are memorable, things that are warming and things that are cold, things that are huge and things that are small, things that are unconditional and things that just happen.

And each one of these becomes a precious treasure.

What a win-win situation !!


  1. oh so true being a mother is truly the best thing that has happened to me till date

  2. I agree Monika. Its truly a win win situation


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