Monday, February 26, 2007

An unimportant event:)

There is a temple and a garden next to our house. A gardener and his wife maintain the beautiful yard. Usually you can see this hardworking couple digging the land, planting new saplings or removing the weeds.

I find this family very interesting mainly because of their two year old son ( yes, I am guessing his age!). This son hangs out with his dad or mom when they are working in the garden. The gardener is an unshaven, shabby fellow. He works absentmindedly without caring for anything and anyone. I watch the father-son duo from my room's window. The son follows his dad everywhere. He has learnt to walk very recently. He toddles behind his dad, falls down on the mud, gets up immediately, and tries to catch up with his dad. He tries to cling onto his dad as he sits and digs the garden. He kisses his father and hugs him tight. Now the don't-care dad softens up a bit, pats his son and gets back to work. The son ruffles his dad's hair and snatches the spade from him. He tries his hand at digging even though the spade looks bigger than him.:) His father looks at him very proudly. He grins at his son and takes back the spade. I think that is one of the rare moments when the gardener actually smiles.

The gardener continues to work. The son clings onto his dad again and kisses him.

I look at the father-son duo lost in their own world. It is such a touching sight.


Rebus said...

An unimportant event; its here that the life long bonding would happen and the child will harden his impregnated skills; but does not it make you wonder where the child will end up by the time he is his father's age!! The circle!

Madhooo said...

@rebus: In a way if you see, a string of such unimportant events make your life so important.:)) Yes, the circle sounds very interesting.

Rebus said...

Ofcourse. If you get to follow it a year from now; in this circle; the edges in between will make the boy harden to the realities of life; either to excel or fallback