Couple of days back I was in a mall with some colleagues of mine, had lunch, were walking down to ground floor to grab some ice cream. Something caught our attention mid way..there was this three year old baby crying and running behind her mother trying to catch hold of her...well..usual stuff...but the mother was just marching on ...something was out of order in her march...the ruthlessness! Soon she was about to get on to the escalator on her way down..kid was just about to approach her...and whoa..she left him behind crying..and on the escalator she was..and lost her balance too but managed with the railing.
Now here is the three year old kid..standing in front of moving escalator unsure of stepping forward..watching his mom drifting away.....for some moments it made my heart sad at the emotions that were in the cries of the baby... emotion of fear, terror, loss, non belongingness...
It was left to the writer to grab the kid, and get him safely down the escalator; handed him over to his mother, and bit unwillingly had to part ways there. Soon the march started again..jerking the kid flat on the ground...
I just had to move on. Some mins later my colleague pointed them out to me sitting next to each other.. probably trying to make up.
Am sure they love each other..and that mother is as special a mother as is any mother... just angry at some act of the kid ..but hey..he is just a kid and a kid and a kid and a kid. That's it. What max can he do to generate and face such a behavior? Lets all just learn to love humanity..right from the point and especially at the point when its nascent. That's one sure step we can take to not promote terrorism in long run.
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