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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The ones always there

It was a comment on one of Shashi's posts. I took his advice and penned it down in my blog too:

Some days ago I saw a curious thing when I was waiting for my father at the airport while his flight got delayed by 45 mins. A kid came running to the arms of his father and was trying to hang down from his shoulder and touch the father’s laptop case. Both were giggling and unmindful when a chain of trolley came in being pushed by an airport staff. The father raised the child as far as he could so it wouldn’t get hurt and the trolleys hit the father's legs. It must have hurt him a lot but he didn’t flinch and he kept holding the child at a safe distance.

I was watching sideways. When the kid turned to show his full face, to my horror I saw that his left side was fully burnt and his left eye was damaged too. I thought of fire crackers or something. The kid was very naughty and had a pretty face on his right. And the father-son duo made a wonderful scene together.However, when I saw the entire face, I was filled with pity.

Our parents are like that. We all have scars that only they know about , yet they love us for what we are. And they try to protect us and keep us happy, warm and safe.

11 comments:

desh said...

always happens such thngs tht is...
btw blogged somethng about anothr father son story few days back here,

http://beingdesh.blogspot.com/2007/05/kids-are-future-they-already-know-it.html

candid diary said...

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty - Author Unknown

passer by said...

:)s again

Aparna Kar said...

@desh
Read that and the link preceeding it.. nice piece. Commented on your space.

Aparna Kar said...

@candid
Same holds true for any relation .
You are luckiest when someone holds your hands even when they are empty. And the jerk who jerks them off- doesn't deserve a second chance.

Aparna Kar said...

@passer by
:)s over and over again

Arun Srinivasan said...

That was really moving..but to be frank when i read it first i was left with umpteen questions, which i have to search my entire life to get find a valid and convincing answer...y this world is so unfair for some and so fair to the rest...12% of all children in Sub-Saharan Africa were orphans, 6.5% in Asia were orphans
5% in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the list goes on...i can't truly appreciate that one incident, when my mind can't stop thinking abt the other part...if there's an entity called GOD, i bet he must be insane...lot heard abt equality blah blah blah...if some one has to be punished for the inequality i wil hav the creator behind the bars...may be the reason why i might sound harsh is, i have seen more the other side of what u hav seen...a child yearning for someone to hold...yes i am an optimist but likely to be an realistic...i know to appreciate things and admire its beauty, on the other hand it takes lots of guts to look into the other side...perception differs...jus my piece of thought abt wht u saw!

Srividya said...

touching... very nicely written :)

Anshul Agrawal said...

Very touchy...

Devesh said...

very well written!!

mona said...

"We all have scars that only they know about , yet they love us for what we are. And they try to protect us and keep us happy, warm and safe" - this the eternal truth.
And we unknowingly hurt them so many times...behave as if v know lotsa better things abt life showing only the beautiful side to the world!