Some sort of joint family, this!!Very recently, I happened to catch up with a friend whom I did not meet for at least 36 months, for whatever reason. Somehow it did not happen. The occasion happened to be the birthday of his grandson. The fairly large sized apartment in T. Nagar, the commercial hub was bustling with people. On quizzing the relatives introduced to me, I got to know that at least seven of them-- all brothers and cousins -- lived in the same apartment complex. Each of them related to the other so well. There was happiness all around.
Friendly chiding was a huge plus for the jokes. A person almost sixty years old, was examining the whats up messages and remarking that the young man had no girl friends!! As this fun and jokes and caring and sharing was stunning.
I left a big sadness and a bit of jealousy in me. Our families are in different cities. We never get to meet them, except for a short while in weddings or when a death happens.
Is this practice not worth emulating? Such a lovely family, all of them so near within the same complex?