“Sanchi, come here. I will show you how to knit that bag you loved. You had asked me how.”
“Nah Mom, we can do it later. Saari zindagi padi hain for all that.”
She was taken back a few years.
“Mukti, I need to teach you how to make that tomato chutney you like.”
“Ma, not now; I want to play. I have the rest of my life to learn things.”
The day Mukti wanted to learn, her ma wasn’t alive to teach her.
Today, Mukti hoped that her daughter would claim her time before something else did.