life is beautiful ….

“Diwali ,2005. Bhubaneswar. I was walking down the lane to get some crackers.I was humming a song while walking along that lonely road. “hi happy diwali!” surprisingly came a wish for me. I have met that man just few days back who was also staying in the same colony I was. unfortunately he was a blind man. I was really amazed with the way he perceived my humming sound to recognise me and wished me first. I wished the same . Though hesitantly,finally,I asked,”how are u gonna celebrate diwali ?” “I will lit up some candles,no crackers for an eco-friendly diwali “he answered with his trademark smile. A blind man who has never seen light is going to celebrate the festival of lights. perhaps he is the most unlucky man on this earth…I supposed. The blind man are gifted with uncommon sixth sense.he could explore my thought what a man with two bright eyes can’t feel. and yeah he did ! He said,”you celebrate diwali to see the magic of lights and exclaim how beautiful it is ! But I celebrate it to let the light see how beautiful my life is…even without lights. I don’t know how do red or green look,which colour you have painted makes your life beautiful. Its the way you take things that makes it beautiful. And no-matter-what my life is beautiful &I love it.” He came to me as an inspiration.Today I don’t know where he is ;but every diwali I pray,atleast for a second, “O lord!please make his life more beautiful than before,No matter what colour you may paint !”

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Manoj Kishore Nayak

Hitherto known as the "Tissue Paper Poet" and credited many a times with initiating the same genre of poetry I, contemplated of writing this blog where I could inter-alia, endeavour to write my random thoughts and publish that of others. The blog will contain subjects of myriad hues ranging from poetry & travelogues to sundry incidents. Being a 'bookaholic' I would like to tell you about the books I read and the authors I meet across the corners which will quench your thirst for literary entertainment and will impart a certain cachet to your intellectuality. Read More...
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