The above image is one of the rare moments when I actually volunteered and almost insisted to click a selfie. Me, my younger brother and our mother – the three of us surprisingly went to the Cafe Coffee Day to spend an evening.
Why did I use the word ‘surprisingly’?
Three of us lead our lives in different cities and country. It is only during one or two special occasions in a year that we manage to come together. When back in hometown, the brother and sister never fail to utilise their holiday to the fullest. Movies, shopping, catching up with old friends, trying a new food joint in the town- name it and it is in their individual agenda. And what about the mother? Try asking her out to the latest movie or a restaurant and she will have a leg pain or back pain. In every holiday, I think that this time I would make sure the three of us go for an outing. But it never materialised until my last trip to India.
‘Let’s plan an outing this time together,’ I told my brother like I propose in my every trip.
‘Sure,’ my brother shrugged his shoulders.
‘Where should we plan?’ Although I had doubts how far the plan was going to be executed, but I had to ask.
‘First ask her if she is ready to go out in the first place,’ my brother pointed towards our mother and put the million dollar question in front of me.
Even before I could ask her, she said, ‘Can we go to the Cafe Coffee Day?’
‘What?’ came me and my brother’s unified and surprised voice.
‘Yes, I liked the pastry which you bought for me last time,’ she replied me with a slight smile on her lips. ‘Or, both of you go and pack one such pastry for me while coming back.’
‘No take-aways,’ I exclaimed. ‘Please come Ma, we will go out this evening itself.’ I didn’t want the plan to have a premature death.
Cafe Coffee Day was having one of it’s busiest evenings. Teenagers and couples occupied most of the seats. We managed to grab a corner table somehow and placed the order of sandwiches, coffee, masala chai and a Sizzling Brownie, specially for our mother.
‘Try something different, Ma. You will love it,’ I told her giving a greedy look at the sizzler brownie topped with ice cream in the menu card.
While we were waiting for our food, I started taking each other’s pictures. As I said earlier, it was one of the rare moments that three of us were spending some quality time with each other. And I wanted a picture with three of together to capture this moment.
We looked for a waiter who could click our picture. But all of them were engaged in taking and serving orders. So, even after not being a fan of selfie, my selfie camera became the only option for me.
The picture will always remind me of that special and rare evening I spent with my mother and brother. The image could have been much better though with a broader view of our surroundings instead of reflecting only zoomed and inverted images.
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