It was a family gathering, the relatives old and young were enjoying their usual conversation which brought back memories of the days gone by. There was laughter amidst the chats. A joyous atmosphere prevailed.
The younger ones sat in groups and talked about their favourite games and jokes. The dinner was just over. Amidst the groups there was two little cousins Ashok aged 5 years and Ramesh aged 7 years (not their real names). They were engaged in an interesting conversation.
One of the adults overheard what they were talking about. They were cute and cheerful. As they had met for the first time, they introduced themselves and as they spoke they shook their hands vigorously. Standing near the table in the sitting room they continued what they were saying. “Will you come to my house?”, asked Ramesh. “Where is your house?”, asked Ashok. “My father knows where your house is”, answered Ramesh.
Finally they decided that Ramesh would visit Ashok one day in the near future. “You can give me a cup of tea”, continued Ramesh.
“And I’ll have ‘a cup of tea’ “, added Ashok. “And there will be two cups of tea”, quipped the two little boys together.
Hearing this it touched my heart and I wanted to share this beautiful story with my friends. Such wonderful little boys.
They were ideal examples of affection and love. They introduced themselves and quietly bonded their relationship with dignity and grace. I was impressed with their behaviour and social etiquette.
Their expression of joy and happiness was evident. They were important guests that evening and obviously they enjoyed themselves. To prove it all Ramesh was in a hilarious mood. He showed his watch to Ashok and said, “I have a watch, a hand-phone and a wallet. Now, I am a man!”.
It was a beautiful setting with a happy gathering.
Saroja Dev Param