If you’ve read my previous post with the same title, you probably already know what this post is about. Yesterday, I didn’t watch House as I had planned. I felt that i would have to wait too long for the new episode (which will be available only on Monday), so gonna see this episode little by little and drag it out till Saturday at least :P. Yeah, I am that crazy about House.
Anyway, today’s post is not about House. This amazing thing happened to me early morning. I was on my way to office in my office bus just like every other weekday. This really heavy girl came and sat next to me so the ride wasn’t that comfortable and I couldn’t fall asleep for the whole 2hr journey. My only pastime throughout was looking out through the window. And that’s when I saw the most beautiful thing.. In fact, I wasn’t even looking. I was just staring at the sun as if in a daze. The sun was hidden behind some clouds and I could see less than a quarter peeking out.
And then, it was as if he just knew. He knew I had been staring at him for quite some time, and he came out from behind the clouds and smiled at me. I know it probably sounds crazy, but he did. He did come out and he smiled. AT ME! It was just so beautiful. And then he went to hide behind some other clouds. All this happened in a matter of seconds. But it really did happen.
I am probably going mad. But that was an amazing feeling. It was as if I never used to notice there was a sun till today. And today, he said Hi to me! 🙂 Wow! That just made my whole day. I want to remember this feeling always.
One of my favorite stories that i heard as a child was the story of “the man who lived forever”.
There was once a man who was afraid of death. And so he prayed to God constantly, asking him to grant him one wish. So one day God finally answered his prayers and appeared in the man’s dream. God asked him,”What is it that you wish from me?” And the man replied, ” I wish to live forever.” God asked him, “Are you sure about this? Because i am going to grant you only one wish. And you cannot go back no matter how much you want to.” The man replied,”I’m sure of it God. I want to live forever.”
God granted that man’s wish and disappeared. The next day the man woke up happy to know that he was never going to die. He lived his life happily. He got married and had a son.
As it goes, its only natural to get old. And with old age comes all sorts of diseases and disabilities.
The man got old. He was diagnosed with many diseases. But he didn’t die. When he crossed 100yrs of age, he became incapable of movement But he remained alive despite everything.
One fine day his son decided that he had had enough of this. Taking care of the old man was taking most of his time and energy. So the man’s son went to a potter and asked him to make a pot big enough to hold one man’s body. When the pot was ready, the son placed his father inside the pot and placed a lid on it. He asked the pot to be placed inside the cellar. And that’s where the old man stayed. His son died. Generations came and went but the man remained alive in the pot in the cellar. Once in a while the old man’s great-grandchildren would hear a cough or sneeze from the cellar. But no one cared.
The old man never saw the light of day again. But he is still alive in some part of the world. He can never die and he can’t ask god to take back his wish.
Moral of the story – There is a time for everything. A time to eat. A time to sleep. A time to live. A time to love. And a time to die. And each thing should be done in its time. Trying to change nature’s laws is going to result in major disappointments.
NOTE: This story is my own. This was present previously in my old blog : http://iamtoxxic.wordpress.com. I have deleted the old blog. And moved some of the posts here.