Saturday, December 6, 2008

My Siblings To Me..........

While friendships come and go, the relationship between siblings is permanant.I got to choose my friends, who are always there for me, and ThankGod for them and for me choosing the right ones....but my siblings I never did get to choose, and thats what is so unique and precious about this relationship.What was common to us when we started our life was only our shared family identity.
But as we grew older, there was more to this sharing than just family identity.
I share with my siblings,[ a brother nd sister] an emotional bond that has only grown stronger with times.Among us we have lifetime of stories, laughter , tears, fights and hugs, all which have helped us strengthen our bond. We have build our relationship inspite of our disagreements, distance, family commitments.
If I have, besides my relationship with my parents, this is the only relationship that i have taken for granted.I have always admired the way my brother and sister have stood by me in times of my emotional, financial or anyother form of need. They have been my pillars of strength in my time of need.
As adults we have each taken extra efforts to establish a respectful and loving relationship with the spouses of eachother. This has further strengthened our bond.Though of different tempraments we fit together.
My sister was\is the peace maker, the simple one till today. My brother and self were and are a team.We as children were always protective about our sister and that hasnot changed.He and self are so emotionally aligned that the feeling as long as we are together, we can fight anything has stayed, making life easier to live during stressful times.
Though each one of us have dealt with our childhood in different ways,my siblings have in a way shaped me to be the human being that I am.I am forever Thankful to my Parents for having us.Their lives were not easier then but they made life easy for us...just by giving us one another.
And in todays world all that is spoken about is having just one amazes and saddens me.
I reflect on the fact at this age what my siblings have contributed into shaping me....The social skills that i acquired from my siblings extended beyond the four walls of our home.It influenced my interaction with my peers.I realized very early in life that my negative behaviour was accepted only at home and my peers would reject that. The art of giving , sharing came easy to me.Also I learnt to enjoy others moments than just mine. .....We laughed for\with eachother than At eachother. In our low moments we cried with and for eachother....we expressed our anger, annoyance and irritation without holding on to it.Despite our individual struggles, triumphs, joys, tears our relationhip runs deep
I read somewhere.....Your siblings are your true. My journey in life would have never been so comfortable and enduring but for them, brother and sister.....we are together for better and for worse


J P Joshi said...

I have been witness to this special bonding and have been proud, and envious, of you many a times.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Poonam :)


Many thanks for your interesting post.

I take this opportunity to clarify my view point in response to your comment on my post.

Bush is a hero because he put the fear of God in the terrorists. He has sent a clear message to the terrorists that their cowardly acts will not go unpunished and they have to pay with their lives. If they kill, they will be killed. No mercy whatsoever.

Your statement that Americans are living in fear is totally baseless and merely a figment of your imagination. The weak- kneed- people who proclaim peace, shiver in their boots at the mere thought of a fight even to defend their own rights and respect. They don’t mind as long as other people are getting massacred by terrorists. It is ok as long as they and their near and dear ones are safe. These are the yellow, cowardly people who in the name of peace encourage terrorist organizations to grow, prosper and terrorize the world.

Bush liberated Afghanistan and Iraq from the clutches of terrorist organizations and installed democratic governments. People feel safe and free in these countries. It is the peace loving people who are indulging in disinformation. The terrorists are running for their lives and there is a rumor that Bin Laden is hiding in Pakistan.

What was the condition of both these countries before liberation? People were tortured and beheaded in public. Peace loving people did nothing because their heads are safe. Lovely Buddhist statues carved in the mountains were blasted to pieces. Those were world treasures. The peace loving people accepted it because they were Buddhist treasures and not their own. Women were treated like chattels and slaves. But the selfish people who proclaim peace did not condemn because they were living in freedom An Indian plane was hijacked to Afghanistan. The Indian Government buckled and gave in to the demands of the terrorists. The peace preaching people applauded the Indian Government for releasing the dreaded terrorists from confinement so that they can continue their murderous attacks on innocent people. Both these countries were training, funding, providing lethal weapons and exporting them in large numbers to countries all over the world including India to wantonly kill innocent people. How many dangerous Taliban terrorists came to India and killed hundreds of innocent Kasmiris! The peace loving cowards said that it is not their lives and it is the lives of Kashmiris. They pretended that Kashmiris were not Indians. Kurds were massacred in thousands and the peace loving people encouraged the genocide saying it was the internal problem of Iraq.

Bush did a creditable and praise worthy job saving these two countries from the clutches of dreaded terrorists and now it is the responsibility of these elected governments to ensure that freedom is maintained and their citizens are safe. They cannot expect Bush to do their job. Just as we expect the Indian Government to take care of our security and not let innocent citizens be butchered whether they live in Kasmir or Kanyakumari.It is unreasonable to expect Bush do it for us.

If there are terrorists are all over the world, it is not because of Bush but it is because of the so called peace loving people who encouraged them to grow, spread and entrench their vicious tentacles. Bush is a great man, courageous and bold, thinks out of the box just like Alexander the Great who cut the Gordian knot, a towering colossal who is worthy of all our admiration, adulation and unstinted praise.

Best wishes to you and your family for all happiness, success and peace in the new year 2009.


Poonam J said...

Hello Joseph P
Thankyou for your response, to my post.I do respect your views and partly agree to some of your views