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Super Cheers

December 31, 2016

Cheers has always been the word when people share a drink in a pair or a group. There have been many different lines we all use while clinking the glasses. The most I have heard with friends saying is Cheers to the wounds that never heal; there are many such lines to state and may be in a different post I shall come up with all such lines which are fun to hear and say.

Cheers may have different stories to why such a word is being used while having a drink. Let me bring up one of the stories which is related to the word. When enjoying a drink or two one can see it, feel it, taste it and smell it but can't hear it. By clinking the glasses and saying cheers, we complete the experience.

Super cheers is a short story which will probably end the moment you start to read it because it’s a sweet super gesture that I see from years in my own home. It’s not the ladies of the house nor myself.

It is time when we all unite in the Pune house after we have left our roots back in Rajkot and grounded our life for a lifetime here in Pune. Let me again start by saying this Supper Cheers!!! Gesture is related to my Dad Rohinton Framroz Dastoor Meherji Rana. One day I was resting on the couch and I see dad raising his daily 8 pm Glass to something in the glass cupboard where I have stocked up the Bar. I see this repeatedly for a couple of days and did not understand why was he doing this which I have never seen him doing before or probably I have been missing to see it all these years. Let me first show you the place where this Super Cheers happens on a daily basis and later I will tell you about it.

The picture on the right hand inside the Bar is none other than his Late Father Edvard Framroz Hormazji Dastoor Meherji Rana. My grandfather has the same trait as him to have a drink at dusk before food and he continues the legacy which is sadly not passed on to me as of yet probably because of the life style I carry at this moment. He would daily fill in the glass and this bond between them both goes without the glass clinking but the feeling, sight and sound reaches to the great soul. Even if someday I make the drink for him and he is in the room. He makes sure that the drink has been shared with my Grandfather before he can sip the first one.

This was the sweetest Cheers gesture which I have seen in my life and that’s why I am naming the blog as Super Cheers because it’s a gesture which can be felt with the heart without the other person responding to you but it’s eventually heard. 

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Yes i agree its sweet lovely gesture which can be shared with frends bt ur cheers is something in a different way ...liked it and hoping to keep the same

i really liked this lines....
I have seen in my life and that’s why I am naming the blog as Super Cheers because it’s a gesture which can be felt with the heart without the other person responding to you but it’s eventually heard.

Keep going dear

hope our cheers come down soon this year

Super Cheers to the ritual that you have narrated...

Such moments are the ones when:

The eyes are dry but the hearts cry...
The lips are stiff but the souls smile...
The tongue is silent but the ears listen...
Nothing is heard but everything is felt...
The time stops but ages melt...
The person is no more but the relation is alive...

Ghandhiji had said "MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE"...

I was the only fortunate one grandchild of Ervad Framroz Hormazji Dastoor Meherji Rana who had the opportunity to be in close proximity of his last 12 years and my first 12 years of life and observe him, his life and his message...

I am sure in which ever heaven his soul might be resting he would be smiling and raising his glass whenever your dad raises his to him and say SUPER CHEERS...

Next time he does that be more attentive, close your eyes and open your ears of heart. I am sure you will listen the clinking of the glasses and see two smiling of your dad and his dad...

Lots of love - K...



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