Hello people!!! Hope you guys had an awesome weekend to keep you going though the coming week. Your comments to my previous post have been immense boost to my morale and spirits. Thnx a ton!!! Also, am sincerely following one of my favourite quotes that I often mention – “At times of distress, behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but keep paddling away like crazy underneath.” So I am keeping myself crazily-motivated from within and trying to keep my cool on the outside. One of my best friends used to say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. How true!!!
Now, let me take you from my virtual world to the real one. Hopefully, this should cheer up my blog from its forlorn state and bring back the ecstasies. This happened a few months back (as soon as I had come home for vacation). As usual, in spite of the sun shining brightly into my face through the window panes (so architecturally set up by dad!!!), I tried to cover up myself with the blanket and extend my trance. As I was battling my way to catch up with the additional 10-minute sleep I had bargained, I heard mumblings from the kitchen. As far as I could make it, I thought my mom was deeply intrigued in some soliloquy.
Slowly it turned into a tempest. I woke up grumbling at the morning disturbances and was startled at what I saw. My mom was taking out salt biscuits from the refrigerator and feeding it to the crow that was so perfectly perched by our kitchen window!!! Usually, we feed the crow with rice before we eat, a custom followed in many Indian homes. But this really got me stunned. She was talking (No, shouting!!!) to the crow saying that it was demanding a lot of biscuits nowadays!!! Ahan! So, that’s what all the cawing was about!!!
Later, I quickly brushed my teeth and returned to find out the whole story behind this 21st Century Crow. It seems, the crow was a regular visitor to mom’s kitchen. Its nest (home!!!) is just next doors - on the branch that extends to our kitchen window. Sincerely, at 9.00 am, it seems it will be cawing on top of its voice, calling out to my mom to give morning breakfast!!! No wonder, in a house where no one eats salt biscuits, there is always a mention of salt biscuits on the grocer’s list.
Its really sweet of my mom to be doing such a thing. The crow makes a lively neighbour for her. Of late, this crow comes in the afternoons as well, to feed the next generation of small crows in the nest!!! It’s a wonderful sight to watch it feed its little ones. Looks like my mom has got to add an extra pack of salt biscuits in her grocery list!!! Will these “scavengers” one day be licking my butter scotch ice cream, or demand for pizzas and burgers from a menu card???