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Dedications to Late Khaty Bhai Birthday Anniver (Page 26)

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Short story

I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets. There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.
'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, and then returned to assist the woman.
She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb...She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated'.
'Oh, you're such a good boy', she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, 'Could you drive through downtown?'
'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly.
'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice'.
I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening 'I don't have any family left,' she continued in soft voice. 'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.
'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.
We drove through the neighbourhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds. She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.
Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.

As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired. Let's go now'.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.
Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
'How much do I owe you?' She asked, reaching into her purse.
'Nothing,' I said. 'You have to make a living,' she answered. 'There are other passengers,' I responded.

Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly. 'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said. 'Thank you.' I squeezed her hand, and they walked into the dim morning light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life.

I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?

On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life.
We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID OR WHAT YOU SAID ~BUT~THEY ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL.

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PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID OR WHAT YOU SAID ~BUT~THEY ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL. 

That's sooo true!! The story was a touching and meaningful one. 
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Yes nice piece which I read before then Angie posted it again.
The power of words is unbelievable that is why they say The Name of God is as powerful as God Himself.
When Lord Krishna was on one side of the the weighing scale Rukmini lovingly placed a Tulsi leaf with the Lord Krishna's Name at the other end in order to outweigh Lord Krishna.
The Name of Rama is equivalent to Om.

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Famous quote:

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.
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Originally posted by Summer3

Yes nice piece which I read before then Angie posted it again.
The power of words is unbelievable that is why they say The Name of God is as powerful as God Himself.
When Lord Krishna was on one side of the the weighing scale Rukmini lovingly placed a Tulsi leaf with the Lord Krishna's Name at the other end in order to outweigh Lord Krishna.
The Name of Rama is equivalent to Om.


That's not the power of words but the power of love Embarrassed
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Posted: 18 May 2011 at 2:28pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Summer3

Famous quote:

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.

That's how I try to be too.
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Posted: 18 May 2011 at 4:43pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by tulipbaby53

Originally posted by Summer3

Yes nice piece which I read before then Angie posted it again.
The power of words is unbelievable that is why they say The Name of God is as powerful as God Himself.
When Lord Krishna was on one side of the the weighing scale Rukmini lovingly placed a Tulsi leaf with the Lord Krishna's Name at the other end in order to outweigh Lord Krishna.
The Name of Rama is equivalent to Om.



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Yes love and Name or perhaps prayers.
God's Name is a priceless treasure. In Sikhism the NAM is highly praised too.
Even Himmy Bhai knows it "Nam hai Tera Tera"LOL

Name and Form are inseparable as they go together, our mind sees the form when Name is mentioned.
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Originally posted by tulipbaby53

Originally posted by Summer3

Famous quote:

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.


That's how I try to be too.

I saw this quote below the pic of Swami Vivekananda at the RKM.
I love Swami.

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