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Voicing Silence 7

Saturday, September 24, 2005

A quick tale 77

Bird

They spotted it one morning. Lying on its back with feet up in the air. As if riding a bicycle upside down.

'Is it sleeping, ma?'
'I don't think so'

She did not know if her son understood what death meant. She did not wish to lie to him. Nor did she want to tell him about god, heaven, hell and after life because she was not sure where she stood on such issues.

'I think the bird is dead'

The little boy nodded as if he knew.

3 comments:

tilotamma said...

Is this you :-).
Anyways, nice new layout.

Raga said...

Nice post.
Kids now-a-days know more that what we think they know!

P.S:
The present color scheme looks a bit too bright and distracting. Will be nice if it is toned down a little.

Chanakya said...

Your style of writing is good.