Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Monday, 8 September 2014

Make Life Your Ever-lasting Picnic

She was only three
But , she as different,
Aneree , in my eyes :

She said :
Dadu , take me for a picnic
On the yonder hill

She carried the picnic basket
And I carried the fiber carpet

And as I grasped
Her tiny hand 
Climb we did
All the 19 feet of that yonder hill ;

She ate the biscuit
And a small piece of Apple
As we sat and watched the traffic 
- the lengthening shadows
In the setting sun ;

Today
As my 3 year-old girl
( in the corridors of my memories
  she , for ever
  will stay three )
Returns from
Climbing Kilimanjaro ,

I say,

" Let not shadows of sorrow
  Spoil your Life's picnic
  Climb every mountain
  Climb every tree,

  When Dadu is not around
  Never give up,
  God will hold 
  Your tiny hands  "

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0300 Hours

09  Sept  2014 /  as Aneree returns triumphant from Mount Kilimanjaro - all of 19,000 feet  !