Have you seen such women?At 84, she was sprinting. She was literally busy, exhibiting all her talent in preparing a huge number of dishes.
This lady, a mother of one of my friends in the outskirts of Coimbatore city, lost her husband a decade ago, but she is now one who never shows it. In the recent past, when I bumped into him, he insisted that I stay behind for lunch. His cousins were also coming, he explained.
It was a typical Tamil Brahmin household. The cousins arrived with their young wives and they volunteered to cook as well. The old lady, politely told them to just help in cutting the vegetables. The next 90 minutes was spent in fabulous fun and jokes and laughter, in which she also happily participated. She gently chided the "today's women" who hardly knew how to cook!!
She sprinted up the stairs to fetch something, and she did all the cooking by herself. Taking huge interest in doing what we call "paruppurundai morkuzhambu" ( a dish with dall balls, delicately baked). Lunch was ready, with so many dishes. The cousins explained that she loved cooking and it was her passion. She ate very simple food and did her fasting on "amavasai " days.
Amazing, to say the least, was her enthusiasm. What makes such women click?