Modern Fable

Wiseland-1, Dr. Rubaiul Murshed

When I was a kid, my mother cooked food for us.

One night, when she had made dinner after a long hard day’s work, mother placed a plate of ‘sabzi’ (vegetable dish) and extremely burnt ‘roti’ (bread) in front of my father. I was waiting to see if anyone noticed the burnt roti.

But Dad just ate his roti and asked me how was my day at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember I heard my mother apologising to father for the burnt roti. And I’ll never forget what he said: ‘Honey, I love burnt roti.’ Later that night, I went to kiss and say ‘good night’ to my father and I asked him if he really liked his roti burnt. He wrapped me in his arms & said: ‘Your mother put in a long hard day at work today and she was really tired. And besides… a burnt roti never hurts anyone but harsh words do!’

‘You know ‘beta’ (son) – life is full of imperfect things… and imperfect people…’

I’m Not the Best & am Hardly Good at Anything!

I forget birthdays & anniversaries just like everyone else. What I’ve learnt over the years is:

‘To  accept  each  other’s  faults  &  choose  to  celebrate relationships’.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets! Love the people who treat you right & have compassion for the ones who don’t – said by Abul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam ( A. P.

J. Abdul  Kalam)  the  11th  President  of  India.  He  was popularly known as the People’s President.

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