No.7G, Rainbow Colony,
MG Road, Dharavi,
Mumbai – 17.
My dear Ayaz,
I was very happy to learn that you are recovered from typhoid which had confined you to bed for some weeks. I congratulate you on your return to health, in spite of the fact that you have lost the prerogatives of a sick man of which Charles Lamb speaks .Did you feel the truth of what Lamb says in ‘the Convalescent . which we studied last year? Lamb ,of course, writes from one point of view ,and that too in a vein of humour, and ,really speaking, recovery from illness is a ‘fall’ that one should rejoice over.
If I write in this literary manner about your illness, it is because I know that illness, once it is past ,is usually regarded as something's trivial and unimportant .don’t you now dismiss your illness as a petty thing, thought, when it lasted, you were obsessed with it and thought of nothing else?
Health is one of the greatest blessing of life. I hope that you will pay more attention to it, so that you may never fall a victim to illness again .Except for this lesson to be learnt, you should forget all about your illness.
Now that you that are well, you have no excuse for not writing,