Saturday, April 19, 2014

It Happened - Quietly

Daughter, on top of her voice, shouted, “Ma, you know, the other day, I caught Baba red handed 
with ....with ” a wink on the eye, making faces.

“What are you talking about? Focus on your studies “, I snubbed back.

Wife, from kitchen joined, “Is it?”

Volley - back and forth, continued.

“Next time you notice, please make sure, I am called” commanded my wife.

Morning after, facing the mirror, while shaving, I noticed the inevitable.

With a sigh, I accepted.

I have started aging – should I assume gracefully?


The white streak of hair  presented itself quite quietly. 

100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe

14 comments:

  1. That was a good one with a nice twist in the end :D

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    1. Thanks, Swathi. Good to know you liked it. Yes, I tried with the style Mrs. Sreeja presents her 100 word stories.

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  2. Very nicely written, simple words and you conveyed so many meanings. Grey hair was not on the list. well written.
    http://inderpreetkaur.blogspot.in/2014/04/quintessential-questions.html

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  3. Aging gracefully....a very good thought, but the main challenge lies is accepting the silent signs of change ....loved reading your post

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  4. Ah, a grey hair, was it? Quite the quiet intruder, isn't he? Nicely done, Jayant :)

    ~Shailaja's post

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  5. Nice story; good twist.

    I started going grey when I was 19 or 20 or thereabouts and now around 80% of my head is grey. Having grey hair in your youth, a prevalent trait in my family, is seen in my community as a very good thing. Out in the city people either give me hair colouring advice or whisper that "that old woman has aged very gracefully," LOL, but back in my village, where I now live, a lot of young people sigh with envy. A very interesting cultural divide.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your side of the details...Much appreciated.

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  6. Was wondering who was the culprit :D and it turns out to be a grey hair :D lovely, sir :)

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    1. I copied your style of heightening and then twist at the end :-). Enjoyed thinking that way...

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  7. The last line brought a smile! Inevitable :)
    Mystery maintained, Jayanta :)

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