Monday, 23 December 2013

A blessing in disguise

I made my first “local friend” as a warm lady helped me cope with the unwritten etiquette of the famed Mumbai local. I was moved when I struck my first conversation with her. She excitedly gesticulated and made incoherent sounds - she was speech and hearing impaired.

As days passed, we got comfortable with signing to each other. One day, I closed my ears when I heard the shrill horn of another train going by. She smiled and signed to me that it was a blessing in disguise that she was hearing impaired.

My jaw dropped, that is quite some perspective!

This post has been written for Write Tribe’s 100 words on Saturday for the prompt “A blessing in disguise”

100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe

19 comments:

  1. Wow... that's a very beautiful take on the prompt...:)

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  2. That's a very different perspective indeed. Looking at the bright side in everything!

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    1. Yes, I find that very inspiring about her. Thanks for visiting my blog Shilpa! It is a lovely prompt that you have thought about :)

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  3. That was sweet. What a happy person your friend is.. To see just that silver lining. We need more such people around.

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    1. Very true Tulika. She displays a lot of spirit despite the daily hardships she faces. Her happiness is infectious.

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  4. I like how your friend can find some positive in her hardships!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog Robyn! Will convey your message to her :)

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  5. Looking at life from a different perspective,,,Finding a ray of hope even in hardships of life is definitely a happiness quotient.. !!

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  6. Very emotional and intense!! loved it.

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  7. Wow! What a beautiful way to see her own impairment! Thank you bringing this story to us :-)

    Richa

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  8. Absolutely love this take. Stunningly beautiful:)

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