Monday, October 12, 2009

If the blind lead the blind....

Its just fine.... If the blind lead the blind, its just fine...

This evening, I was coming back from work in the city bus. At one bus stop, one family got into the bus - Father, Mother with a baby, and another man( later came to know that he was the uncle)with a little girl. In the whole clan, only the baby and the little girl could see. The others did not have the gift of eyesight. They conducted each other so well and I don't know what made me stand up instantly ( could be that I was stunned to note that they couldn't see the world and still had so perfectly conducted themselves into the now over-crowded bus), but then I was glad that my common sense worked.[ Of course, you know that commonsense is not very common]. I told the little girl to sit in my seat and she guided her uncle to the seat. He was all smiles.

My attention shifted to the mother with the baby. She could not see the world. It is hard to believe that the husband and wife did not have the chance to see each other at all. The baby was on his shoulders and they sat happily talking about something. The sudden breaks in city buses are common and I told girl sitting behind the visually challenged couple to take care of the baby's head, as the child's head came close to hitting the seat bar. [I was myself dancing in the bus because of the too many sudden breaks that day. The traffic was heavy on the road, as usual.]The girl spoke in Kannada to the mother and she positioned her hands correctly to ensure the safety of the baby's head.

I got down from the bus with the thoughts about how well-gifted we are and how less we acknowledge it. Could not help thinking about the fact that these people trusted in God much more than all of us.. Every time they take a step, they are taking a chance and its only God's support that keeps them going. Someone gave a seat, some one told that their baby's head can get hurt and when I turned to look at the bus, I saw them getting down too and a police man helped them reach the pavement. They do not get to plan so much about how they will manage on the road, they only know that they have to reach somewhere.. How they manage goes by God's plan.

My lesson : Just think about where you want to go.. and not about whether you will make it there or no.. If it is meant to be, you will somehow be guided there. Philosophical?? May be, a little.. Practical? Yes. Very much. You don't lose by failing an attempt, but by never attempting at all. Just start and do as much as you can to keep your focus and leave the rest to the unseen and unknown and incomprehensible power - Call it God, Time, Luck, Confidence, Instinct, Saviors, Nature or Sincerity.

This is on Bangalore Mirror, dated October 26th 2009. You can read it here :
http://www.bangaloremirror.com/index.aspx?page=others&do=/blogs/post/If-the-blind-lead-the-blind.aspx

3 comments:

SG said...

I enjoyed reading this very much :)

SK said...

Thats true .. We should enjoy and recognise what we have :-) But most of us dont do that

jayanthi said...

It's wonderful and absolutely true. People don't realize what they have and crib about what they don't have. Here 'people' includes me too. I hope I change after reading this. :-)

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