“Your husband won’t eat poems and
mothers-in-law like food;
they’ll slaughter you if you snap at them
in your poetic mood.

Stop reading: getting crow’s feet is
as bad as going blind.”

— Unique encouragement for girls
of a literary bent of mind.

-me, 15th January, 1991.


1 thought on “encouragement”

  1. Hahaha! Yes … my amma would say ‘aankh ser jaaing ge’ because I was forever stuck in books. Ironically, she also read a lot …kitaabs in urdu….
    My younger sister would say she wants to be like amma when she grows up, laying in bed and reading books all day. 😂

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