Just heard an interesting view on life: When we enter the world, we are pushed violently upside down from the mother’s womb and all we do is struggle to stand up in life. When we gain wisdom, we are past 60 and ready to enter the pyre or coffin. Makes me think.
Some people beat challenges easily. For them, taking risk is like eating Rusk (crispy bread).
My friend DM was blind. He was doing journalism course with me in Chennai in the 80s. He will ask us to read out chapters for him and will listen. By the time I finished a chapter, I would have forgotten the words, but he would repeat them with ease.
I still remember how he used to pillion-ride on my bicycle and tell me, "move faster dumbo." Once he was trying to board a bus when people pushed him out and he hurt himself badly. Despite such situations, he kept his sense of humour. Some social workers went to his house for reading sessions. Once a pretty lady was reading out for him when I entered. After she left, he asked me, “Hey RR, how does she look like?”
“Stunning,” I replied.
“Then you better keep your eyes off her.”