Friday, November 11, 2011

Puttachi rediscovers the moon

Puttachi goes to bed at 7 pm every day and sleeps until 7 am the next morning.  If we have plans for the evening, I make her take a nap, so that she'll be awake and fresh all evening.  But that doesn't happen too often.  So, for the past six months or so, she had seen the night sky very, very rarely.   She slept when it was light and got up when it was light.

So, now that it gets dark much before 7, she has rediscovered the moon.  Yesterday, she stood at the window just gazing at the full moon, and talking to it.  She refused to come to bed.  She told me that she never knew the moon was so beautiful, and that she'd made friends with it, and it had promised to talk to her everyday.

Today, I allowed her to stay up beyond her bedtime and gaze at the moon, since tomorrow is anyway a holiday.  She chatted to the moon for a while, and then came running to me and S.  "Let's all hug and cuddle and stand at the window and watch the moon together!"  She pulled us both to the window, S had to pick her up and we had to stand in a hug and watch the moon for some time.  She was so utterly delighted.

That emotion moved me so much.  I myself love looking at the moon, so I understand her being besotted with it.  But the desire to share that moment and joy with her loved ones - how wonderful is that!  And how wonderful is the moon that can evoke these kinds of emotions in little beings!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like!

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Adu said...

super like :)

PeeVee said...

Awwieeee!!! :)

Radhika said...

Loved this!

An old timer who shut her blog said...

I love the moon so very much. Esp the full moon. I can keep looking at it for a long long time. No wonder Puttachi loves moon, it's so mesmerizing :)

Aarthi said...

wow!

Rajnish said...

Such innocent and pure feelings are a delight to read. It is always great to watch our lil ones experiencing new things. When they share these to the loved ones I feel it becomes the most joyous moments of life.

Anusree said...

Beautiful!!! I was also there with you watching the moon :)

Shruthi said...

Glad you all liked it! Thank you :)

Old timer who shut down your blog, perhaps you could mail me and tell me who you are? I'm really curious.

LAK said...

Maybe she's a Cancerian? :) I guess this is what moved the ancients too--to adore the moon, its mystery, its remote-yet-so-close-ness! And--I'm sure Puttachi is going to be a writer too!

Monali said...

How very sweet! :) I love looking at the moon too.. I love the way kids relate to mother nature and make us do the same in their sweet little ways!

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