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Friday, April 29, 2011

Silent love

(dedicated to my parents )

One day, as Madhav was coming home he heard a screeching noise of a car. As he rushed to see what happened, he saw a car was about to hit a blind lady when she was crossing the road. He asked her where she lived and if he could drop her. He told that he lived only a few streets away from hers and so if she allowed him to accompany her. As they were walking, they chatted throughout the way.

The lady was really polite and humble. Her voice was soft and gentle. She said she didn’t want to trouble others and so she doesn’t take anyone’s help. She asked him various questions about his education, hobbies, parents etc.  And then she told him that she could go by herself and they parted at a junction.

As coincidence had it, the two met again at the same road. They greeted each other and the lady asked why the boy was so upset today. In an irritating tone he said, “Parents are really annoying at times. They want to know each and everything. Why do they keep interfering in my life? They don’t know anything about today’s competition, success, glamour and fame. They want to go things in their own orthodox and conventional way. I really want to leave them and I know I would be really able to achieve everything all alone.”

The blind lady was listening but suddenly got a tear in her eye. The boy asked what happened to her.

She said
“Boy, do you know how did I lose my eyes? When my son was very little, he got into an accident, and lost his eyes. As a mother, I couldn't stand watching him having to grow up blindly... so I gave him my eyes and didn’t tell him about that... I was so proud of my son that he was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with those eyes. He always said I was an embarrassment for him and he could not take me anywhere as he felt ashamed. But, I was never upset at him for anything he did. The couple times that he was angry with me. I thought to myself, it's because he loves me. But then he left abroad for higher studies. He settled there and never returned back. When I called him once, he said he didn’t remember who I was and said never to bother him again………..”

“Boy, I don’t have a problem with that. I want him to have all the happiness of the world. But, I want to meet him just once. I want to see my successful son with his family.  I really miss the times when he was still young around me. I miss him so much. I love him. I love him. He means the world to me. And now my world has shattered!”

Saying so, the lady was all in tears and left. Madhav was still wondering how parents are so loving and selfless. He kept thinking about it and looked back. The lady had already somewhere disappeared.

[Courtesy: inspirationalstories blog for motivating me to write my idea by their story]


  1. Loved it, had read it earlier and knew the story, but still felt nice reading it.!

  2. Actually there are only a few forms of love that could be selfless... as they say in hindi 'Putr kuputr ho sakta hai par maata kumaata nahi ho sakti'

    पुत्र कुपुत्र हो सकता है परन्तु माता कुमाता नहीं हो सकती.

    Nice post.

    Blasphemous Aesthete

  3. @Animesh: thank you so much
    @Blasphemous Aesthete : yes so true..their love is SELFLESS :)

  4. tears are falling from my eyes.....really nicely written...:)

  5. @vinay: thank you so much..means a lot :)

  6. its really nice.. :) thanks fr writing such a beautiful blog.. :) :)

  7. reallly nice nidzzz... gr8 work ... :)

  8. thank you so much to both of you:)

  9. awww SWEET write! really Parents are the world!