Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Counting one's blessings


As I took my evening walk yesterday, I saw this old person, sitting on the pavement take out a small pouch tulked preciously into his waist..little coins were studiously kept in neat little stacks, while he counted them again and again..I sat with him and asked what he was doing. He said he was counting his days earnings rather matter of factly...without any expectations. I asked him if he would allow me to add a note to his collection, which I kept beneath his coins..wordlessly he nodded his head, not looking at me. As I was leaving, he gave me a smile, that stayed long after...disturbed evenings..hopefully better mornings.



9 comments:

pri said...

hmm...there are these small things happening around us every day which seem insignificant but leave us, a changed person :)
im sure you managed to touch his heart just as he managed to move yours.

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magiceye said...

poignant

Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury said...

Thanks Pri..Magiceye :) yes life is in the subtelities

umashankar said...

I liked the way you put it.

confusedyuppie said...

india tugs at your heartstrings in a way that pull you back and always give u perspective

Nandhini said...

Touching!

sush said...

an apt title you have given it. Liked the flow of words very much. I had one such experience opposite udupi temple when I thought I would give the noe like what you did I noticed shrill call on his mobile that he pulled out of his dirt clad clothes! and I was amazed and shocked too. haha. I did mention in below sot of mine. do catch me on my blog there-
http://sushmaspage.blogspot.com/2011/08/mobile-ka-zamana-hei-bhayee.html

Gowardhan said...

A RUPEE Can purchase many things.
some are tasty (candy)
some are expressive (pencil)
some are voilent (knife)
some are ecstatic (happiness in his eyes)

Rajendra Raikwar said...

I will surely come back for more