The journey of a Chair and a Table ...In a preparatory mode for the online classes of some IIMs scheduled to start from next week, my daughter made some interior changes of one of the rooms in our house by ordering new curtains and proper connectivity installations. The complexion of the room environment has completely changed and looking more attractive than before. I was surprised to see the chair and table she chose to attend the online classes through Zoom App or the other, as the case may be.
The iron welded chair and table duly netted have a long story to say. They were brought by me and my sister from Berhampur during my school days. The pair was a gift from my 'Badi Maa' when we spent our summer vacation somewhere in 1976 or so. My cousin runs a welding and lathes machine workshop at Berhampur and such netted iron chairs were considered to be stylish those days. It was my study table with a table lamp and sitting chair for some time for me and continued to be with me till my graduation and later used by my brother and sisters after I left my native place for post-graduation. In the later years, both lost their glory and spotted for giving shelter for old books and other items as netting has become a recurring expenditure and difficult to find those who can do such jobs.
A few years ago, my old house at the native place was reconstructed and all the old junk was let out or theft out by the localities during the demolition. But the emotional attachment with the chair and the table and an old iron Almirah, I got them repaired and got transported to my place of residence miles away from there. Everyone wondered, some murmured for my orthodox and sentimental behavior except my wife who respected my feelings.
With the new generation of furniture and appliances, they appeared to compete with a fresh look and my wife has glorified the importance of those items during their kitty parties. The saying may be true - "If you hold a key and positioned well, everything would be more attractive". Let it be.
The surprising one is that my daughter chose the table to keep her Laptop and the chair to sit opposite to it with a better position of capturing her image for her IIM online classes and made a trial run by speaking to her friends. What makes me more happier is that the pair is being utilized by the 'second generation' with a success story. I may be feeling more excited but some of you might have some more good similar stories to share.