Last week, someone on Twitter asked a question:
If you are thrown into a room with all the people you have ever met, who would you look for first, and why?
I replied I would look for my mom and my pet dog (if he could return from Heaven).
The reason is simple: I have felt safest with these two souls. Period.
With mom, as with Chikoo, there has never been any insecurity, any complications, any judgements, or the need to explain myself. Both these people (yes, Chikoo is a person) have loved me unconditionally, accepted me the way I am, with all of my short-comings, my idiosyncrasies, my annoying behaviour, every flaw of mine that others might not put up with.
Also, I have never felt ‘fear’ lurking around the corner when in the company of mom, or Chikoo. I’ve never worried about something going wrong because I knew that if anything does go wrong, then we would get through it together. I have had the freedom of speaking my mind without having to filter my words. I have known that if I ever err in life, then I won’t be ridiculed or reprimanded, but enveloped in their warm hug and asked to take a second chance to rectify those errors.
Oh, and there’s also been no worries about either one of these gossiping about me! 😀 They have never done that. They have always believed in saying things to my face. Told me what a supreme idiot I am and how I need to change my ways!
And, most important of all, I have always been myself with these two souls. I couldn’t imagine trying to put up a facade with either of these because one of them is my mother – the one who gave birth to me and knows me inside out – and the other is a dog, who knows humans better than humans know themselves! Dogs can smell our characteristic traits, even the ones we try to hide under the garb of perfectionism.
So, there you go! These are the two people I would look for. Aren’t they the perfect choice?
What about you? Whom would you look for?