A life’s Lesson..A Short Story!!

Sometimes little occurrences in our life teaches us the biggest lessons. Let me elaborate this thought by narrating a beautiful short story. This is a story about a mother, who used to be very exhausted with her daily chores, which included managing two little kids as well. She never wanted to start with her German classes, but she was left with no options. She had already enrolled for it and the classes were about to begin in a day or two. And cancelling it would be a waste of the entire amount already paid to take up the course.

So, finally the day had arrived. And to add up to her list of demotivating factors, the uninvited migraine just kissed her on one side of her forehead. But she really didn’t want to miss the first class, so had to avoid all the hurdles in her path. And finally reached the destination. There was an old fellow, somewhere in his late 60s, standing right in front of the entrance, taking puffs from his cigarette. She just wanted to confirm, and asked him whether it was the correct address, where she was supposed to reach. She showed him a paper that she was carrying in her hand, which stated the classroom number, name of the teacher and other details. He took a very brief look as if everything was already known to him. He was almost done with his smoke and asked her to wait, so that he could join her to the class. She was dumbstruck for a while trying to figure out whether or not he was a student just like her. And to her surprise, he was. For a moment, she was taken aback by his vigor and zeal to learn something new. He was almost double her age, and yet so enthusiastic.  And she thought, look at me cribbing about my problems and showing no keenness to an opportunity in life to learn something new. Right at this moment, this wise fellow taught her one of the biggest lessons of her life. His zest enlightened her life with a new perspective. Since then she never gave up in her entire lifetime, and she talked straight into the face of all her problems, “Bring it on dude! Let’s see what you have got this time.” Because she had faith in herself, and courage in her heart to cope with them all.

It is all about how we tutor our brain. Because everything lies in our head. It is our choice to alleviate our pain with calmness and courage or to aggravate it with our despairing attitude.  It is all about our thoughts and motivations in life which help us cope with the biggest hurdles or to make a trivial issue into our biggest nightmare.

On this positive note, I would just thank you all for stopping by. I hope it made sense and would be of help in any way possible.

Anushree Dutta

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The Unfinished Tale of Love

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As I was wandering

Through a dense forest

Enveloped in fog

Smoky and blurred

Nothing could be seen

None could be heard

I was anxious yet keen

To see what was beyond

The murky, sombre green

And then, I saw her abscond

From this eerie scene

I followed her

She was the one

Her silhouette so divine

The same as yesterday

The same as everyday

Gowned in luminous white

So serene

So pristine

In the Full Moon light

She glimmered as she raced

It was then that I paced

To touch her just once !

To feel her just once !

And then she calmly stood

Smiling at me

Waiting for me

I hared as fast as I could

Alas, this is the moment

Every night, of my torment

When I am wide awake

In my world of reality

Full of truthful brutality

Nevertheless a promise I make

To see her again

Hoping, not in vain

Another enchanting night

In my uncanny dream site

To touch her just once !!

To feel her just once !!

——

Anushree Dutta

Snowflakes!!

Snowflakes, silver, white, shining,

Snowflakes, pearly, white, declining,

Over a child you fall,

Like stars from heaven,

To cheer him up, to enliven,

Like a bubble that pops,

When on his nose it drops,

What a moment to relish,

Before the snowflakes perish!!

Snowflakes, silver, white, shining,

Snowflakes, pearly, white, declining,

Over the lovers you fall,

Like flowers showering from paradise,

Like blessings from the angels,

To glorify their first kiss,

The moment of heavenly bliss,

What a moment to relish,

Before the snowflakes perish!!

 ~~~~Anushree Dutta