Oft times when one encounters a brick wall, an overwhelming urge for capitulum to kiss clay with vigorous repetition presents itself.
In such an instance you would do well to be mindful of a caveat or two; a stubborn wall rarely commits to anything while living tissue tends to book the caterers.
Granny’s been over for a few days while Naeem observes Itikaaf. She would say, “Haha karakarwanu, ek kaan ma ti karilakwanu.*”
That’s a good bunch of sage to carry around as a taaweez**.*Just say yes yes and take it out of one ear
**amulet/piece of scripture worn for ‘protection’
But you’ll miss her when she’s no longer around and wish for someone to sa ‘haha’ to
Certainly will. I grew up with her. Her short stay got me thinking in gujerati:)
I’ve been on a bit of chippy rantage lately, coming up against so many brick walls, her words helped:)
🙂 thanks for the translation… but yea.. i think even i needed that advice today
Hmm interesting read
Gran’s are very wise…you still lucky you have her – look after her, take her advise and cherish her!
I lost my Gran and when I hear â€œHaha karakarwanu, ek kaan ma ti karilakwanu.â€ it reminds me of her so much 🙁
I think you Gran is very wise. A river won’t try to flow through a rock, but will gently flow over it!