The chair is a curious object in most of our houses. You might find the concept of this post silly, but trust me, the case is absolutely serious.
Let’s begin with a story.
Once upon a time, there lived a little girl – the youngest one in a family of four. Their house had a big comfy chair, and everyone yearned to sit there, for it did give them high relaxation. Everyone enjoyed sitting there except the little girl for she never even got a chance to do so. Whenever she wanted to sit there, right then, some one else would come and the girl would obediently give her chair because her mother used to say that whenever elder comes near you, you should ask them to sit and give them whatever they need. And being the youngest one, she never got a chance to sit there, until the family bought three more chairs.😜
Now you may feel bad for her.. well I do! You wanna know who the girl is? You are quite familiar with her. I will give you a hint… Umm .. it’s her blog that you are actually reading!!
Yes!! But don’t you pity me!!😒
When I was young, I used to live in a joint family.. and until I was 10 I sat on the floor! Chair was a luxury. Though there were many chairs in the house, the one in the living room was indeed special! It was extra comfy. Who wouldn’t wish sitting on that, I doubt!
I guess you guys are thinking how can a chair be of these many troubles? Wait, I will convince you.
I think i was nine years old, when I went to visit a free gallery museum. And by that I meant, a museum which had antiques that were not set within a boundary tape. Being a nine year old and not been able to sit in a chair (a good one), was curious to see one there. Though it looked a bit too woody, I thought it was comfy enough. I was too curious and jumped to sit on it. I really don’t remember what happened next. I remember my mother telling me a few days ago about the incident, how hard she convince me to carefully stand up from that chair. And how stubborn I was to take that chair with me. Because I loved it! Especially that creaking sound. Why would it make such a noise? It was centuries OLD!!!😅 Guess I had a pretty ridiculous childhood. Wait till you hear more such stories.
Onam is a wonderful time of the year. Cousins, family, friends … Everyone reunite. Onam is a festival of Kerala, India. It was on one such occasion that we did something terrible to our grandmother.
You know, there were a lot of chairs in her house, and she was strict about their positions. You can’t take her chair from the study room to the kitchen or anywhere else. But unfortunately we had to do that. We cousins decided to play Musical Chair (of course you know what that is!) and gathered some chairs. We were in short of one chair. Seeing grandmother busy in the kitchen with the rest of the family, we carefully sneaked into her room and took a chair from her room. I knew that one was special. It was a present that my grandfather gave her. ( Oh yes, he had pretty bad taste in impressing a woman!😜). And of course you can guess. That chair wasn’t strong enough for my adult cousin and it broke. Not only did it break, but it made a sound that no fire cracker in the whole world could make! Everyone rushed out and I still remember her face. We were scared that my younger cousin actually pissed in his pant!😅 No laughing time. It was pretty serious dude! That chair was her whole life. She carefully used it, and she herself did never sit there. That was her love for that chair. And you wouldn’t believe what she said…
” Ah!! I was only going to through that one away. It was so useless. Your grandfather should’ve bought me something else that this piece of wood! Well, are you in short of chairs, now? You can take one from the kitchen but keep it back there carefully“
If you tell me that India is free from terrorism, I wouldn’t be so shocked than I was then!! Our eyes were so close to popping out! 😲 But nah, that one’s fixed!😏
I still fight with my brother for the tallest chair, for the dining table. He was already too taller than me… Still he wanted that tall chair! Look how greedy he has become!
But in the last few years, the chair has lost its significance. And I am terribly upset about that, reminiscing about the time that I had wished that my father would fall down so that I could occupy that chair. There was an evolution of chairs. Comfy chairs came along, even more comfortable couches, where the whole family could sit, was invented. Bean bags came… Oh I wish for that one right now!! Only to the disappointment of chairs! They have vanished completely! Well, they deserve that!😏
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I would like to thank Jeremy Jain Babu, for suggesting this topic. I absolutely loved writing this one as it took me back into some of the wonderful day of my life! Guys reading this.. do visit her blog. I don’t wanna give spoilers, but I would say that if you wanna kill your time, her blog is the best!!! It’s absolutely mind blowing!😍🤩 Check it out here! Jeremy Jain Babu
I had absolute fun writing this series. This helped me fine new friends in this wonderful blogging community. As you guys would know, this post is the last one in this series. I thank all of you guys who supported me and Sarthak (amorphous narrative) who ignited this idea in my mind. By ,3rd June, I will do my Mega Gratitude Post, thanking the one person who suggested the topic which got maximum likes.
P. S : I would like to thank Aswathy Gopalakrishnan (sis) and phoenix (bestie), who stood beside me giving me so uch support and being my bffs. Without them, I am quite sure that I wouldn’t have lasted here a sec!
Thank you guys! Happy BLoGgiNg!