Yesterday, I went to the kitchen and saw that the refrigerator door was open and ma was humming something like-“I am sorry, I am sorry” to something inside the fridge.
I asked ma-“ ma what were you humming?”
Ma-“Nothing babu nothing.”
Me-“But ma I heard you humming or saying something to something inside the fridge.” Ma-“ No, it was nothing.”
I said-“Ok ma.”
Then I went to the drawing room and sat down on the sofa and started writing something. Generally ma doesn’t keep any secrets from me, but I knew that she was humming something to something inside the fridge.
After fifteen minutes or so ma came and sat down on the opposite sofa and told me -“ Do you remember that green Thai curry paste that you made?”
Me-“Yes ma.But I had made it a long time ago and you had said that you will prepare Thai curry or Tom Yum soup with it.”
Ma-“Actually I was cleaning the fridge and I saw that the colour of the green Thai curry paste had changed to red. So, I had to throw it out. I felt very sad while taking it out of the fridge and so I was humming “I am sorry, I am sorry” to it, as I hate throwing anything made by you out of the fridge into the dustbin.”
I felt a little disappointed as ma had not cooked The Thai curry or the Tom Yum Soup as she had promised, but sometimes ma also has difficult days.
But after five minutes I promised ma-“Ma very very soon, I would prepare the green Thai curry paste again for you.”
Immediately ma also promised me that she too would prepare both the Thai curry as well as the Tom Yum Soup.
The simple thought of having Thai curry with Chicken Tom Yum Soup brought loads and loads of water to my mouth. I am simply dreaming of that day.