Friday, April 24, 2015

All in a days’ work!

Yesterday, I took a day off from the daily humdrum of the holy office to spend time with my little Tenzin. We had an appointment arranged on this day for some tests at the Bio-chemistry laboratory at JDWNRH. And then to the school of astrology at Pangrizampa for my baby’s Kay-Tse (I don’t know how appropriate this might sound).

It was just for an hour or so that I had to wait. The agony of already waiting in lines for your turn to come is nerve racking. And holding my baby at the same time made me imagine, my arms would break apart any moment. After an agonizing wait, there was no one to take the sample. Another half an hour went by until a bear-like man in white coat appeared. He held my baby’s foot so tight that I could not resist. She wept on top of her voice and I nearly broke down. That’s when I intervened, “Can’t you be a little gentle with that?” He kept silent. Had he uttered something, I was determined to smack some of his teeth out. His silence pardoned me the trouble.

Next stop, Pangrizampa! We took some offerings and requested a teacher-monk for the Kay-Tse. He agreed and after a gruesome exchange on some fees, he accepted finally reiterating that we Bhutanese politely decline and accept everything in the end.
རང་གི་ཨ་ལོ་སྔུནི་དོན་ཧིང་ན།། རོགས་ཀྱི་ཨ་ལོ་སྔུནི་རྣཝ་ཚ།།
This maxim came as a great help to me and it’s like saying only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches. For me this realization came all in a day’s work.
Although, I was deeply emotional and passionate about my time with her, she just slept for the entire day sometimes smiling and crying in her sleep. All experiences sums up to all in a days’ work.

Happy reading folks!

Monday, April 13, 2015

My Little Tenzin

This thought came to me just last night-What am I doing? Move forward buddy and you are just as young! Your other half is being selfish! She wants her family and parents but not her daughters’ dad. So I decided to write this little poem for my little Tenzin who happens to be with her mother although I long to spend every second of my life with my little Tenzin, once again I wouldn’t have her exchanged for anything in this world. I love you Tenzin!
                                          Dear Tenzin,
I love you Tenzin
Like no other love on earth
From the day I first met you
Nothing can compare your worth
I will love you and protect you
With strong arms just in case
But will also hug you tenderly
With a fatherly embrace.
What more could any father want
Than a daughter so sweet and pure
There’s nothing in this world so rare
Of that I can be sure.
A dad’s love is so unique
It cannot be replaced
I will always treasure my times with you hereafter
And the memories embraced.
                                                                                                -Yours Dad

My time with her was brief and she was fast asleep in her mother’s arms. I could see my reflection in her sleepy face. I shed some tears not in front of people but silently in the comfort of my little car. Such hard and excruciating can life will sometimes be. I pledge to do everything in my capacity not to let her forget me. As of today my little Tenzin is 11 days old.

I love you Tenzin.