Friday, December 23, 2011

Novel Scenes



                        An old man was travelling with his son in a train. The son was about  25 years old. The young man was obviously overjoyed and was enjoying the journey with great curiosity, observing every scene through the window with excitement and reporting everything to his father with enthusiasm.
                        He shouted, "Papa, see this - all the trees are moving backward". The old man smiled and admired his son’s feelings with great interest and involvement.
                        A young couple seated in the opposite seat, was listening to the conversation between the father and the son. They were surprised that the young man was behaving like a small child. They assumed that he was insane or mentally retarded.
                       The young man shouted again, "Papa, see the pond and the houses. Children are playing in that ground. Clouds are moving along with the train". The couple was watching the young man and his childish actions with contempt.
                       Then it started raining and he touched the raindrops with his hand with ecstasy. He shouted again," Papa it's raining, I can see the drops of water, see papa".
                       The couple lost patience and asked the old man, "Why don't you consult a good doctor and get timely treatment for your son."
                       The old man replied with tears in his eyes, “Yes, we did. We are returning from the hospital. Today my son got his eye sight for the first time in his life. He was born blind. "
                       It is wrong to draw conclusions until we know all the facts. It is said that three 'unmarried' persons are responsible for most of the troubles in the world. They are: misunderstanding, misinterpretation and misrepresentation. Because these words start with ‘mis’, they are described humorously as ‘Miss’ troublemakers.
                      Let us not judge others, so that God will not judge us, for God will judge us in the same way as we judge others. When we  forgive others, God will forgive us.
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© By Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India, Prof. Mrs. Rajamma Babu, Former Professor, St. Dominic's College, Kanjirappally and Leo. S. John, Maniparambil, Ooriyakunnath, Kunnumbhagom, Kanjirappally, Kottayam-686507, Kerala, India.
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