Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blind challenges


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.”

25 comments:

  1. lovely post, DM's life is motivating. ARe you still in touch with him.

    Bruce lee's words too good.

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  2. hii

    inspiring indeed.
    i read a quote somewhere
    "do not ask for lighter load but for a stronger back"

    :)

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  3. God is kind.. He always gifts the disabled ones with some extra sense/talent.

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  4. A mixed post I thought. The idea of not gaining wisdom until we are past 60 and ready to enter the pyre or coffin I found a bit depressing. Much more positive was your tale of DM who sounds like a wonderful man.

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  5. what a character...inspiring indeed

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  6. wow.. now that's what grit and will to live should be like. we have simple inconveniences in life and go all "i cant handle this"etc etc. and this man? is amazing! deserves standing ovation-

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  7. Nice to read about him. And, love the Bruce Lee quote.

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    1. nice ..loved them all ..
      the blind guy and his perception ..God gives every single human a quality ..if he taken one frm him/her.. that’s the beauty of this human life.

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  8. God knows how to maintain balance. He deprives one thing from certai people and gives something else in abundance!

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  9. Thanks for visiting Food Mazaa and your lovely comments... I am not in Mumbai...have already moved to Brazil.

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  10. Wow! Loved reading this. Positive attitude

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  11. Great personality! Interesting read, Ramesh!

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  12. Never underestimate God's presence.
    He is there,everywhere.

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  13. I hope you kept your eyes off her then :)

    and Bruce lee my idol , he proved how hard work pays

    Bikram's

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  14. Inspiring. We tend to complain so much, and such stories shake us up.

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  15. Very interesting and motivating.

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  16. That was some much needed inspiration :)

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  17. nice read..and inspiring!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

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  18. Very inspiring. The quote from Bruce Lee was great.

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  19. Inspiring, you've got a way with words, really.

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