Who will I look for in a room full of people? #SoulfulSunday

Last week, I came across a question on Shilpa Gupte’s blog – ‘If you are thrown into a room with all the people you have ever met, who would you look for first, and why?‘ Her post gave me food for thought.

Who will I look for?

It is a tough choice. I am at a stage where I am detached from nearly all the people in my life. Does that mean I will look for no one in that crowded room?

Or my motherly instincts will kick in reminding me of my responsibility for Dhruv and I will go around looking for him because my poor child must be feeling lost in the sea of people. I will find him and the next moment I know he will begin asking about his father.

“Where is Papa?”

“What must he be doing?”

“Why isn’t he with us now?”

“Is he alright?”

“Can I send him a WhatsApp message?”

“Can I call him?”

Tha last 2 questions will run on a repeat mode for as long as I don’t give my nod to message or call Papa.

He will finally get to make the call after several WhatsApp messages go unanswered causing half of the blood in his body to dry – one quarter in despair and another quarter in fear. Papa will make an appearance at the 47th call ensuing some melodrama between the father and the son. All will be good at the end of the drama with Dhruv engaging in big time Pitr-bhakti (devotion to his father) and going completely oblivious of the mother. Yes, that’s me.

Both of them will make a move from there because probably his foodie Papa would have discovered a huge buffet opening up in one corner of the room and it would be Dhruv’s sense of love for him to accompany him no matter if he (Dhruv) doesn’t like to eat party food. Of course, Dhruv will remember to take my permission to go with Papa as he always does before doing anything, trivial or important. Who will I be to stop him from doing what he wishes for and rob him off his happiness! I will let him go.

My role would be to help Dhruv unite with his dear Papa in this whole activity.

I am joining EshaVinitha and Shilpa this week for Soulful Sunday.

Soulful Sunday


  1. Haha…I can almost imagine you narrating this incident, Anamika. In your inimitable style, smiling as you describe your role as the important link between the father and the son. And yet, reading your post, one can actually create a perfect character sketch of you three and the dynamics between each of you. It’s very interesting how you came to choose this topic and made it such a light-hearted yet thought-provoking post.
    Some days, I feel exactly like you describe yourself to be in this post. πŸ™‚


  2. Mothers by default will look for their children and their comfort. Right, Anamika? And hence your who will I look for question contains both Dhruv and his dad. Do you think the same will happen if your husband is the one answering the question? Dhruv will look for you when you are not there I feel.


  3. It’s what you will do, come what may!You are a mom, and it’s only your little one you will seek, whatever be his feelings for you. That’s how a mother’s mind is wired, isn’t it? ❀


  4. Your first line hit me – because that’s how I am, detached from most people in my life. Also, I’m guessing that Dhruv is at the hero worship stage with his Dad and the fact that they had time apart makes it more so. But I’m sure when he needs something he will turn to you!
    I will look for Jose and hope that he will look for me too. πŸ˜‰

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