My dad, My Superstar no more
Last ten days saw very little activity in GingerChai, the mails I received enquiring about it, reinforced the confidence and the passion I have with GingerChai and Team GingerChai. It assured me that we are not alone and the readers are equally passionate and keen about our site.
My dad passed away on October 14 after fighting bravely a loosing battle against Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of blood plasma cells for 2 years. For most us, our dad would be the first superstar in our life as we grow. So was my dad for me. My first superstar whom I looked at awe, inspiration, fun and affection. During the course of life, the dynamics of relationship changed, we had our own share of disagreements, minor fights but undercurrent of genuine mutual love, affection and warmth always remained. He was the reason for my interest in spirituality and to respect and follow mine and other’s individual thought and action process towards life. He was the one who taught me as a child that body dies but spirit lives ever. When my brother called me to with the news of his death, my heart was overwhelmed by a sudden heaviness and stillness me but what he taught me about life and death quickly helped me regain my self. He has just left the body but his spirit shall guide me, inspire me to fulfill all his dreams he had about me.
Till the previous day of his death, he woke up at 4:30 for his meditation routine, he never complained during his 2 year battle about his pain and suffering. He was my superstar then and he became my superstar again with his positive approach to life during the battle he eventually lost in the physical abode. Love you dad, your physical presence in my life will be missed always but your memories will remain ever green to inspire me rest of my days.