The young man stood lost in deep sorrow. ‘I don’t know what to do. Everything happened so quickly she did not give us time. ‘His eyes forlorn, he talked about the sudden demise of his beloved mother.
‘My dad is heart broken. He is feeling very low.My relatives have been insisting on my marriage and I have almost committed. I was in a daze. What do I do?’
Caught between extremes of emotions the most demanding of situations, the loss of a beloved one and the trepidation of a new start, he stood confused.
‘Who can I talk to? Who would understand me. Have not slept for the last few days. It is tough’.
What does one do in times of such pain?
I remembered how having just returned from my brother’s funeral I wrote the lesson I was teaching on the board which said, The Dear Departed! I was stunned at the irony but put up a brave face and continued with the class.
The dice of fortune
challenges a plenty
sometimes in company
sometimes lonely in companionship
many times just plain single
you just learn to deal with it and move on
perhaps think of a stray dog somewhere
who would have none to care
or a bird cut short before its flight
the very first one
sigh and know
the way it is!