It was just another hang out weekend with relatives. It’s the usual grind when my maternal aunt is in town. I end up playing chauffeur, taking these really young at heart family members shopping from one mall to the other. What struck me today was the fact that there was a little bit of each of them in me. It felt like an unspoken way giving a warm hug and saying, we love you!
WE were just about getting into the car and my uncle and I said togather, ‘Hey can we go to the restaurant please.. ” I looked at him and stared. This was probably the first time in years we wanted to go to the same place. Well you might think who is not hungry at lunch time? While I do agree with that point of view, there were several such things that happened today.
At times we would enter a store and while in one store my aunt would like something that I had just picked up and while walking through the long corridors at times I would be staring through the latest gadgets and find my uncle doing the same thing.
I kept thinking, Is it me that is growing old, or turning more like each one of them? oe it’s this whole gene thing? Just when I thought of concentrating on the food my aunt said, “it’s strange how you tend to like the same TV shows as I do but hate chillies in your food like your mama”