Monday, December 26, 2005

The Onlookers

Sunday. The only day in the week when the buses are not crowded to the brim and you can indeed catch a corner seat in a bus and watch singaara Chennai. There were about 20 passengers inside the bus and it was a boring journey for everyone including the driver.... Until...she arrived.

She boarded the bus and looked around. Every passenger's eyes were fixated on her and she too knew it, but walked unawares. The surprise in the eyes of everyone was because of two reasons. One..was seeing her in the bus and another reason was a child in her hand. "She? Married?" That was the question that sprang to everyone's mind. The kid in her hand and an ugly guy besides her seemed to answer their queries unknowingly.

She got 2 tickets and sat on the right hand side corner seat with the so-assumed husband. Everyone was still staring at her and she still didn’t react. She had become used to it for all her life and she was no longer bothered about it any more. She still remembered the surprise of her parents when they first saw her and the hara-kiri that was caused in her neighborhood. Now she was married and she didn’t want to think about it anymore and live a peaceful life....if these people do let her do so.

But then being an EUNUCH is still considered abnormal in our country......

17 comments:

PRADEEP K. said...

Interesting. Eunuch, Androgyinous, Gendreless - that is the ultimate reality of life - this is clearly shown by the Ardha Nareeshwara statues.

Even in science, positives and negatives combine to form a balanced force. Every crest has a trough, every matter has antimatter. When they are combined, the result is always a "Eunuch".

How can we not respect reality?

Harish said...

Hi Pradeep
Yes...very true indeed
U have given a very good philosophical and mythological explanation...
trouble is that in practical life people dont accept it

chaitü said...

>>But then being an EUNUCH is still considered abnormal in our country......

yes... no one is ready to accept the reality!!

damn world... always gives importance to physical things!!!

Harish said...

chaitu
Very very true words....

PriPat said...

huuu

Ramya said...

It always takes a lot of time for our people to accept change in any sort of way.

Harish said...

Welcome Priyanka,
What was that reaction ?

Ramya
we humans are creatures of habits
Any small change as u said disrupts our sequence of events

VijiRaj said...

It is very True that most of the human being will react the same.. Everyone who commented here will also think for atleast 1 second in their mind why such a pair?? ...

bindhu said...

Its such a delicate subject that I really don't know what to say...

I have seen those less privileged people while travelling in trains.. Mostly they'll be going in groups witha heavily madeup face, accessories and laughter.. Seeing them.. would definitely make one think.. "Within those hearts.. they would definitely be as lonely as hell.. and angry too!!!"..

What do we say to the creator? Or what response can we give to these people?

Sujith said...

Are'nt eunuchs abnormal in any case? Wat's the big deal then in considering them abnormal? Never meaning to say that they should be looked at with shame, pity or sympathy. :-)

unknown said...

ha ha ha ha ha...
appadiya..ninga sollithan ennake theriyuthu..
FYI am not in love..chumma thondrathai ezhuthuven..won't think for that too...

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Harish said...

Viji
The troubl is not about thinking...but reflecting the same outside as well


Bindhu
What we can give them is JUST simply not our extra attention and treat them normal

Harish said...

Sujith
Exactly....


Ammu
curse the creator??Needless..
For every creation by nature there exists a reason...perhaps this is something above our understanding

WA said...

So true Harish. Who are we to question nature's games anyway

unknown said...

thought the same...may be that is the reason am still loving the supreme creator...

Harish said...

WA
true ....

Ammu
Nature has itw own way of humbling us..