She is magnificent. Her eyes always seem to twinkle with humour and amusement. The corner of her lips are always turned up, as though smiling twenty-four hours a day is the most natural thing in the world. Never once have I heard her complain, or whine, or lose her temper. Her infinite patience is only matched by her extraordinary capacity to do ordinary household chores in the most elegant manner possible. Somehow, she puts up with my antics, which seems to annoy everyone but her. Every time I begin to cry, she is always there in time to lend me her shoulder and a tissue, as though she can telepathically sense my distress. Her nimble fingers have created the best last-minute projects for my class. In public, her sideways glace is enough to boost my confidence to unimaginable heights. The times of happiness in my life are always marked by her presence. Her love, it seems to me, an ever-flowing river which even a hundred suns could never dry up. She is my saviour. My constant. My best friend and my confidant. She is my partner-in-crime and my personal therapist when I’m down. She is my beacon of light, illuminating my path. She is somehow always by my side and takes up most of the space in my heart. She’s the most incredible woman I have met- role model, teacher, helper- all things wrapped up in one beautiful package. She is my mother.
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Arya Dixit is from Bangalore, India. She is currently studying at Juniata College, Pennsylvania and is majoring in Literature and Religion. As an avid reader, she was naturally drawn to the world of writing. Besides reading and writing in her free time, she binge-watches Netflix and loves to eat. She derives inspiration from events and people around her and tries to blend them into a world of realistic fiction. She also offers beta reading, freelance writing and proofreading services. For queries, shoot an email to the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the "Contact" option from the drop-down menu. Feel free to follow her on Instagram at arya_dixittt . View all posts by Arya Dixit