I remember words of a certain someone who told that it takes untold grief to shake us up, to find a purpose, to find the courage to pursue the purpose and to find ourselves.
These words resonate today as I sit by my mother’s side, helping her recuperate from a freak road accident. She was hit by a biker though she was only standing on the side of the road. When I saw my rattled father and a severely bruised mother in the hospital, I can’t really express the medley of powerful emotions I felt. I was lucky to get a plane ticket to travel the same day. It shook me up to see the pillars of my strength and courage, completely nervous about the current happenings. Apart from the trauma that my mother was going through, I felt my father was feeling extremely nervous and was more than glad to have us ( my brother, me and my daughter) around him for all the support we could give.
In these last 2 weeks of my stay with my parents has provided me time to think over a lot of important things. The only thing that rings in my head all the time is that life is so fickle. Anything can happen to anyone however careful or cautious. Every moment in life is a now or never moment, if we choose to think about it. Opportunities are out there for us to grab and make most of it but at the same time its important to keep perspective of what is important. This bonus time that I have had while my mother is convalescing is pushing me to take a few decisions that I have been postponing for quite some time. These decisions are being backed by well laid plans and as and when these materialize, I shall put them up as updates on the blog.
But its ironical that life stirring incidents such as these grab us unawares and make us think about what is important in life.
I haven’t been baking or cooking much these days at my parents home in Kerala but I had a few recipes that hadn’t talked about yet on this blog. These have been photographed for a many weeks now but because of my crazy professional life in Bahrain, I haven’t had the time to post about them. Apple turnovers-Such a simple yet pleasing snack for a lazy Saturday evening tea. I didn’t make the pastry sheets from the scratch and I don’t think I will ever because of the effort that goes into making them. I had a some green apples on me that needed to be used soon and I couldn’t think of a better way to consume them.
I don’t feel like writing anymore for some reason. Feels like words are not in the mood today.
So here’s the recipe.