Thursday, 10 October 2013

Goosebumps

Just when you start thinking that life is full of shit because of personal shortcomings and non-fulfillment of trivial expectations, you come across something that makes you fall in love with life once again.

A busy day, a crowded canteen, young students chatting about latest gadgets, movies, women and researchers sitting and discussing about work, papers and journal submissions over cups of coffee. In the middle of all that, you suddenly notice a young couple at the far end of the table, engrossed in themselves. You don't give them a second look until you notice that the woman is covered from head to toe in what seems like a specially-made dress for patients, is completely paralyzed and sitting on a huge wheelchair with her head being supported by a metallic rod attached to it. Next to her, sits the guy, sipping coffee and cutting a large sandwich into tiny pieces. Once done, he takes up those small pieces one by one and starts feeding the girl, while gently stroking her paralyzed hands. You watch them in amazement, with tiny drops of water forming in your eyes. You struggle to concentrate on the discussion going on in front and realize that life surprises you the most when you least expect it!

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful tale of love a nod empathy. We consider Taj Mahal to be the greatest symbol of love. What should we call this?

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  2. well, to be honest, in the absence of a word that would perfectly symbolize the incident, I named it goosebumps :)

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  3. Goosebumps... perfect title! I could visualize it.

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  4. Indeed that is what I call true love and care.. :)

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  5. Very beautifully written and observered. There are so many wonderful things to be amazed by.

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  6. Thank God for true love! Hope all is well for the couple soon.
    Very nicely expressed!

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  7. Nice you observed it.These days many poignant moments escape the notice of people who are so busy. You have also nicely transferred your observation to paper.

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    1. you are right. moments, small but important nevertheless. thanks a lot for appreciating! :)

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  8. lovely !!!! speechless .. jus one thing is lacking .. a photograph of tht couple :)

    plz remove this word verification process ..

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    1. Hey Bhavana, thanks! btw, what's this word verification process that you mentioned?

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    2. ah now I figured. thanks for letting me know this. removed! :)

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