Saturday, April 28, 2007

God's own reasons

I was walking back from the gym watching two little girls skipping towards me. While one just stared at me, one smiled shyly. I then saw a white snot-like line, marring her pretty face, running down her nose till the mouth.

"Wipe your nose," I said as I passed her.

She wiped hard, really hard, almost savagely, eager to please and smiled. Then the other little one opened her mouth and screamed, "It won't come off! She hurts there!"

I turned towards innocence on the almost perfect face and felt a tinge of deep pain and remorse.


Blogger Raccoon said...

yeah...I have this little girl in my neighbourhood who has a big black mark on her otherwise very pretty face. Her parents are in a huge dilemma about getting a plastic surgery done before she hates herself on growing up or to pump her to be confident enough to be proud of who she is rather than how she looks

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Twilight Fairy said...

hmm.. sad.

BTW when are u gonna reply to my mail? :p

12:08 AM  
Blogger upsilamba said...


God's own reasons. Agreed.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm,there are no answers for certain questions in this world.

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats their life....u cannot do anything about it...and there are 100s of them - how many times will u feel pained...there's no end...


4:46 PM  
Anonymous Pankaj Saini said...

This is the first time I'm visiting your blog..... about this post...the only thing I can say is 'touching'....... however pity you've on such may think how poor their lives are.....but you'll be surprised to know that most of them still live that life and that too quite happily and lively than many of the so-called 'physically' sound people........only when one sees such creatures one says..."God's own reasons" ...

10:32 PM  
Blogger Dust Unsettled said...

You write very well....
Please try writing more often...

4:12 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

raccoon: I can imagine the parents state of confusion. Must be tough to decide.

twilight: I did :)

upsi: How you doing?

aalapana: You are right. But we still try to seek, isnt it?

bips: Maybe, but it doesn't really stop you from feeling... sometimes something out of a whole lot touches you and it stays for a long time. No reason... just like that.

pankaj: Thanks for visiting. Yes, I agree.

dust unsettled: Thank you so much. I do want to write more often but am not being able to. Will definitely try.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Priyanka Mahanta said...

Oi Anumita, I'v got access to blogspot again (from office)...Yippee! Am esctatic today because of this and catching up on all the long pending stuff to read the works of my fav bloggers. Hope u r good.

6:15 PM  
Blogger PRATEEK said...

hi this was my first visit to your blog.. cudnt stop commenting on this post
god's own reasons.. i most certainly agree ...

12:26 PM  
Blogger Madhur Kashyap said...

The way you wrote about the incident is amazing. I am a rare blog visitor and its a treat to see a good article on the very first click.

I agree with what Pankaj Saini said in the comments but I felt that you were in pain and remorse not because the child had white snot-like line on her pretty face, rather because you did not know what it was and you felt you words might have hurt the girl.

The more important thing is what the girl might have felt? Do you remember?

2:35 PM  

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