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"'Afsoos' was the word in Urdu. There was no equivalent in English. It was a specific kind of regret - not wishing he had acted differently, but a helpless sadness at the situation as it was, a sense that it could not have been another way." A place for us, would remain special book to me, dear Amina.
It was the first book I took up after being close to 3 years into my pediatrics residency, the first book I read, outside of medicine, after a 5 year hiatus, that had me believe I was no longer a reader, I used to be.
I instantly took a liking to the storyline, mirroring my own parents in the shielded affection of the father, and oozing love of the mother. In many ways, I believe, parents everywhere are the same. The fathers stuck in a difficult place, between being a breadwinner, stern, distant, laying down rules, and wanting to be a little bit more like our mothers, freely showering pent up affection on their children.
I hope you agree.
I remember my younger sister telling me, she felt I was a lot like Huda. I told you about that. I am not sure if apart from being a doctor & intensely wishing to please my parents, our characters bear any resemblance.
Dear Amina, the circle of life will soon have us donning the role of caretakers instead of being cared for.
And if there exists a circle of love, I hope that our parents be at the recieving end of our unrequited affection.
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