" Certain is that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic of a father to a daughter.In love to our wives there is desire;for sons, ambition;but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express".( Quote)
It is great feel to write to one's children , especially when you are separated by much physical distance. And exhilarating it is ,to get back in reply a missive so comforting. I reproduce below letters exchanged between a father and child, these came to me a day ago. First the letter that came in reply to mine.
Hey atcha ( Dad).....
Everything here is going good.... So there is no need for u to worry since you are far away!!!!
I'm going back to school today!!!!and will be back next month....my studies are going well.
Its gtng better now....my exams are beginning on the 16th of august....I will be. COming home next month 13th.....
I will keep mailing you!!!!whenever I get to use the Internet.... There is always a problem with that!!
You take care atcha.... ( Dad) ,don't keep worrying yourself about the things here!!!!
See you sometime....sooooon.
I only want to remind you ,that, you both must take care of yourselves
and one other. Don’t slip. Take care and well of your studies. If I was
there it would have been comforting for me,but now as it is I might
have to live away from you for long.
Do not make Amma unhappy.
Remember that most important, do not lose your self-respect. Make all
effort to build up a good future. Now remember, especially Aravi, not to
feel disheartened. And do not be unduly worried about your
future. There is not something that should make you apprehensive. You are only twenty. And still some way to travel before you reach a place to settle down. You know what I mean? Take good care of your studies and be sincere to the field you have chosen.
When people realise that you are sincere, honest and dedicated
they will all lend you all help. Aravi, remember to meet Sangeeth uncle.
Send him your number and as he asked you meet him in Trivandrum, call him on the day he will be there and meet him.
Aravi now that you have realised the limitation you have because of the
absence of any reading habits, what you and also Radhu must seriously
do is to develop a good reading habit. It is never late to possess good qualities.Aravi remember to read at least
three books a month. Begin reading good fictions and slowly
develop reading serious stuff, writing will follow. Remember, even Sangeeth's father
reminded you of the need to cultivate reading.
Aravi you have capable people who really matter in their profession and that which now you have chosen, who are willing to assist you. Utililse that gratefully to your
A stint at the Film Institute and under good tutelage will do wonders. Just imagine the fortune of having men like Santhosh Sivan lecturing in the class!!!!
Radhu your college admission and your liking for Mumbai and Pune Universities will depend solely upon the marks you
score in your ISC 12 th examinations this year.So take care. When you study , learn not just from the exam
point of view., but use that to develop an all round knowledge.
Always be careful about people. Observe them. Do not jump into
conclusion of a person being good or bad. All smiles are not smiles and sincere.Absence of smile also should not discourage you.
Especially Aravi, you have a habit I feel, of trusting and loving
people. Good, but take care and not to be carried away. Most people are
opportunist and will vanish when you are in need or after they make use of your proximity and labour.
Again never lose "self respect". That is the worst form of suicide.
Keep a positive outlook to life. Sunshine and rains will happen in life and that must be
taken with equal feel.
And both of you keep in mind to do today what you must do today. Don’t procrastinate,
postpone things that you can finish today.
Keep mailing me.
love Atchan ( Dad)