This is a VERY long post. It is intended to be. This post really means that much to me!!!
"Than Kopam Thannai Chudum"
Roughly translated as "Your Anger Will Consume You", it is a saying in Tamil that is very dear to me.
As a kid (not as a teenager, but as a kid), I was very angry. I lost my temper easily and once I did, there was no stopping me. People really, really close to me now know that it has not changed much over the years. I am stil extremely short-tempered.
I was in the 5th Grade (living in Chennai at that time) when we hired a new maid. Her name was Indrani. She was really, really old and she walked slowly. But she was a great help and support to mom as Dad (like most Keralites of his generation) was abroad.