Author is not an alien

Author is not an alien
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dil Waali Diwali …….

It was 2013,diwali celebrations around and I was missing home , The reason being with the exams around the corner I was in Delhi ,busy studying but badly missing home .

A call from some friends who were all away from home and we came out with a plan ,plan to celebrate diwali at an old age home . So we contributed money, bought sweets, blankets ,got some food for around 200 people and on the morning of diwali we went to a help home for the mentally retarded, old people who have been disowned from their families.

The sight was heartbreaking ,same old stories ,away from home ,their sons and daughters abandoned them ,some were suffering from Alzheimers and could not remember their address and the saddest part was some pretended to not remember because ythey knew they were unwelcome at home ,a burden who would be an extra espenditure in this age where prices are reaching sky limits.

We sat ,heard them ,just listened to them and they spoke ,spoke about their youthful days ,their partners who were long dead not even for a second cursing their children –That’s what a Father and mother is ,we could realize only if we be one.

We played games ,ate together ,distributed blankets and took their blessings. One of the best diwali I had because I gave an ear to men and women who were failed by their own loved ones ,I gave an ear to their dil ki baat.

Go do something like this on any of your special day ,you won’t realize how great it feels ,how satisfying the whole feeling of listening to someone’s dil ki baat ,it makes you a better human being and isn’t it the most important thing after all.

Some dil ki baat about parents by Ann Tran
When you feel like breaking down or crashing in,
Who do you turn to, to forgive your sin?
When you cried your lonely tears,
Who will be there to fight your fears?
And when it feels like no one would understand,
Who was there to hold your hand?

There are people whom you can't replace,
They're the ones who gave you your face.
They'll love you through thick and thin,
They show you the light from deep within.
And if by chance, you happen to die,
They'll be the ones who will really cry.

You see, my friend, there's no one who can love you more,
Than your very own parents, that's for sure.
Always remember that this is true,
That wherever you go, your parents will be there for you.
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