You have got the second car
Your second car is on its way and you are the first person to get this news. You remember one day we were coming back home. ‘You will get your first car soon’ I said, ‘it will be my second car-nana’s car is my first car’, you replied. I liked your belief of owing nana’s car. He was used to say that you own his car. You liked washing the car with him. I don’t know how much you assisted him but it made him happy. I remember you cleaning the tyres and wiping the doors with a piece of cloth. You did it all with so much interest. You joined nana in doing the work on weekends and that was your and his joy. I never realized the pleasure both of you were getting at that time but can feel that now. Who will keep this new car clean Ali Farzan, it is without its master.
When we went to pindi in 2012 I was sitting with mami in the lounge and she was telling me about the shortage of water that day. The maid came running, telling us that you were washing the car through the water pipe. We went outside. You were cleaning the car all yourself on the road. You didn’t ask anyone for help so were out any piece of cloth. You thought that by putting water with pressure through pipe will clear all the dust and stains. You listened to me a few moment back telling baba that the car does not look clean. You did not interrupt but went out and tried to wash it. You were always so particular about the car. I dont remember a single time stopping you from doing anything in the car as other parents do. You behaved always so well in the car. You were used to buy samosa while coming back from swimming on Sundays. I remember giving you a tissue paper to use as a plate and you asking me after a while about the garbage bag to throw the tissue paper. You never threw things outside the car. God was very particular about your civic sense. He made sure that you leave memories that I can keep with pride and honour.
You didnt like baba’s car. You thought it was small. You were very open about this opinion. One day I asked you about the car make you like. You said ‘ferrari’, I declared that you will purchase this car after getting a job. I told you the need to find a really good job and get a good degree before and you agreed. And I believed in what I said. Do you remember buying the car magazine a couple of years back. We bought it from satellite town in Pindi. You picked that magazine and the shopkeeper asked a couple of hundred rupees. I checked and it was written in german. I told you and you neglected my objection-you were carried away by the photographs in it. You were very particular while buying books. You were used to check the title, table of content, a few pages, blurb at the back and referred these while telling me why you had decided to but that one. You did not give any of these justifications, instead, you showed me a few pictures and described the cars. You mentioned one picture and told me that the car was the latest model of ferrari. I noticed your expression and the excitement in your voice and gave money to the shopkeeper. Where will I find the same passion. Keep being passionate in Heaven Ali Farzan.