My aunt Anuradha Sengupta has exemplified the meaning of love in a different way. She is a lady of substance and never conducts her life on mere emotions that you and me consider to be the underlying element of love. According to her love is our very existence. She has a vociferous TIME NO BAR.... AGE NO BAR sense of commitment when it comes to helping people in distress. She stands tall in her endeavours and I am sure people will happily flourish if she sets up a counselling unit. More than the intelligent quotient she is generously blessed with an emotional quotient that helps her to place her maturity above everything. People can fall back on her and confide their deepest secrets without a cloud of doubt. Rest assured their vent out feelings will find a way through her heart and rest in peace never to be filtered out on any pretext. Her persona perhaps attracts the tired and weary souls like bumblebee.
What is there in a face ? Her firm looks are not the end of the journey of knowing her. Beyond the face is a cushion like heart that can offer comfort to anyone in trouble. Magically with every passing year I am trying to unravel the mystical qualities of my aunt and the more i know her through her stories of yesteryears I am mesmerised and I have an urge of knowing her better. She is unique and foundational as she leads her life basis her principles. She has broken all the records per say courage, stability and honesty. Her hands reach out to everyone of us and she truly serves humanity.
The challenges my aunt nurses in her heart, does not protect her from her pains or hurdles but helps her to act with grace. She is beauty personified. Like I mentioned according to her love is not a mere emotion but our very existence, similarly her life unfolds a different connotation for beauty too. From lessons I have garnered through the window of her life I have realised that being beautiful is being able to conduct yourself with dignity, respect and a calm disposition against all odds. I guess this strong lady has enamoured every hesitant individual with her self respect and self esteem. Her narratives talk about an impeccable tolerance in the face of hardships. That does not mean she has surrendered to injustice. She has always selected the best tool to provide a solution. She has always deferred an impulsive reaction to allow people to vouch for her socially responsible ways of handling a situation. Amazingly she will always propel herself to action with a clear direction.
Despite scribbling for so long my page remains blank as all this portray only a miniscule of her ways. I do not have the acumen to describe how motherly she is and how many of us have had a share of her motherhood melodies. She will always be placed on a pedestal that surely is above the rest. There is a lot of joy indeed in conceiving a child and being a mother but here comes a lady who has spread joy around with her beautiful affection and dutiful countenance. She is an ordinary lady who has achieved extraordinary heights and wears an unseen crown for being a mother par excellence!