Dear all, Please go to http://deccanherald.com<WBR>/deccanherald/sep12006/editpage<WBR>16852006831.asp Our Varalotti's middle has come in Deccan Herald. He has written in his inimitable,enjoyable style, two very poignant parting scenes in his life. Well, Sridhar, the "emotional" parting scene with your daughter is yet to come! The "extra jolting" joke is very enjoyable. Your sense of humour when narrating an emotional incidence, makes you stand apart as one master narrator, no doubt ! As you finally put it in the last line, inspite of our best efforts, "head" takes a back seat and "heart" comes to the fore! All said and done, we are still human, are'nt we? I end quoting your favourite Gibran: "Your children are not your children, They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you." Love & regards, Chithra.