Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hard as a rock yet tender as a jelly

I was going someplace in an autorickshaw. The man was all rough and rugged looking old man. After a drive of 10 mins he shouted "oye" in a really loud way and halted at the roadside. Before I could say anything I saw a young boy with a school bag coming towards us. Without any further exchange of words the auto wala started again.

When I was almost near my destination, he again stopped at the roadside and the boy got down and started to walk away. He shouted "oye" but the boy didn't hear him. He shouted in a louder voice "Abe oye!" and the boy turned back. Once the boy cam near the autowala gave him a Rs. 5 coin and the boy walked away smiling.

I asked him when we started back if the boy was his son. He replied back smiling "Mera bhanja hai. Uska school hai yahan". (He is my sister's son. His school is here.)

Did you see how with the exchange of basically 2 words and that too one sided so much conversation happened between them? And however hard sounding his voice or words maybe, he sure was a tender hearted guy.



~~ Keep Smiling! ~~

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19 comments:

  1. :) so less spoken, but so much conveyed. by way of love and care. Proves a point, as words are not always everything!!

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  2. Love is stronger than words :) and even ordinary words are special when there is love.
    Nice one!
    Cheers
    Preeti

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  3. :)
    You know what? Maybe the one thing we women will never understand about men is the tenderness conveyed in a backbreaking punch and a "Oye Saale!"

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  4. Yeah so true. Words are hardly important.

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  5. Sweet post... and yea, sometimes, actions convey a lot more than what words would do. :)

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  6. sometimes, unspoken silence carries more conversation than spoken words...

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  7. auto responses? :)

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  8. Harsh @ words, true @ heart :)

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  9. this is soooo cute!!! makes my day! :-)

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  10. Aww, how sweet.
    yes he is a tender hearted guy.

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  11. Beautiful! I'm so glad that you noticed the beauty in this whole act!!

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  12. I'm confused. Who gave whom the 5 bucks?

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  13. haha... we are like that only. even husbands walk up to their wives and say - O HELLO... the firsr it happpened to me, i freaked out :-)

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  14. hehehe

    dont judge the book by its cover....a prime example here....oye

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  15. hehee... so absolutely cute! :)

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  16. I do feel that the rel ship of mama and bhanja was strong and he saw him as his own child.

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  17. arent these the things that warm your heart and give you hope that world is still basically a nice place! :)

    cheers!

    abha

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