I was willing to write about this since a year and finally I collected some courage. Its nothing personal but something that inevitable. Something that each one of us will face someday. Something that faced by many of us. And something that many of us living with each day.
I have been taught not argue with elders and that’s been part of my culture. On a human level we connected to many people on daily basis and get disconnected easily. Most of us find that connection in social media these days. School, office, home, neighbors, travelers are other similar scenarios of real interaction.
Well, couple of such encounters I have been through with my good old neighbors. Both of them were pretty old fellows like grandpa who remind us that they have seen more seasons than us. One of them was like stubborn child who repeat same mistakes regularly. Our entire neighborhood was surrender to this old man who used to pick up flowers each morning from people’s home.
He used to do hour-long prayers. So one day I said to him please keep some flowers for us when he marched towards my Hibiscus tree. And he said ‘sure you been kind, people are rude with me’. Well, some people are less kind
Other fellow was no less than first one. Each morning when my newspaper came to my home this old man use to collect it from my gate and read it ! I didn’t get in argument with him ! Again don’t wish to start mornings on a bad note !
Both of them taught me one thing ! Being lively, being sensitive and being human beyond our fake lives of identities and formalities ! Now both of them died in last fifteen months and I have realized that thank God for my values ! Society and civilized worlds create barrier between people instead of making bridge between folks !
What’s the point in arguing for a flower or a newspaper ? A human being is connecting with you on regular basis and all you need is ability to understand that. Frankly, I miss those stubborn old people who approached me with confident that they will get their expectation fulfill ! It’s a great little thing if people expect from you and you can offer them faith !!