Moth and sparrow

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In my home, a screen door opens in terrace. This wooden frame hinged door provides us a good view of a sunlit day.

There’s hardly a distance of six to seven steps between my room and the door and this morning while reading newspaper, I observed an interesting scene.

On the inner side of a screen door, a flying moth was giving a hard time to a sparrow which on the other side was getting restless. The male sparrow with dark black and brown marks was fluttering its wings. For some moments, ascending above, both moth and sparrow continued to fly in to and fro motion. But, unlike the slow motion of a pendulum, there see saw movement was quick and frustrated and observing the agitated sparrow, I thought to open the door and makes it easy for him to catch the moth but then I remember that the life of moth is already short, for its life span is not more then a week.

It took some time before sparrow realized that his desire to catch a moth was nothing more than a futile attempt. The moment the sparrow flew, the moth also disappeared and turning my attention back to my laptop, I liked reading these quotes

“Life is a frail moth flying caught in the web of the years that pass”

“Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing”

 

Day 1: Quote Challenge (Gifted Hands)

Gifted hands

Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next”

Back in 2011 was the first time that I heard about the movie adaption of this book and the day I watched the movie, I started looking for its book. I left no book store but unfortunately couldn’t find it. In these past five years the burning desire of reading this book never faded.

It so happened that the other day was my birthday and when I opened my gift I couldn’t believe my eyes. The book of “Ben Carson” was smiling at me.

Indeed, the most surprising and the most precious gift I have ever got is this book. So, this weekend saw me reading this book. At one time my sister literally got angry. For, she needed help in the kitchen and I was so immersed in reading that I literally ignored her.

After, giving such a long background I feel myself compelled to share some of the facts about this book. If you haven’t read this book then find some time to read this beautiful piece of autobiography. This is a story of a ghetto kid of Detroit who despite of all the difficulties in his life managed to become the famous neurosurgeon of the world. Reading this makes you feel a part of this story. This has been written in such an honest way that you’ll find it really hard to get yourself detach from this narrative.

I specifically like reading the opening letter of Ben’s mother. The uneducated lady who knows the importance of education often quotes a poem “Yourself to blame” to her boys.

She says

I often quote one line in particular to them: “You’re the captain of your ship”…

The wise and intelligent mother successfully instills the love for books in her kids. At one occasion Carson writes

By reading so much, my vocabulary automatically improved along with my comprehension”

That self-confidence helps boys in achieving their goals in life. Carson became a doctor and his brother became an Engineer. Ben Carson never forgets to mention some of his case histories. They’re inspirational and dramatic to read. The world famous case of first successful operation of conjoined twins is the story of a great team work.

The flow of the book is superb. The writing is easy and interesting to read. I don’t know if it was only me but while reading it I experienced mixed emotions. I cried, I laughed and I felt a sensation down my spine. And, the moment I reached the last page of the book, I was shocked. I couldn’t believe but the book has already ended.

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Many thanks to Deb author of the blog “Once upon a hot flash” for nominating me for this challenge.

This is my second time that I’m participating in this challenge. I’d like to keep nominations open. So, if you’re interested than you’re most welcome to participate 🙂

Movies: Some great moments

(This post is a response to Deb Cowdrey 3 days three quotes challenge. Deb‘s “daily greatful post” is a highly commendable work. She’s a dedicated blogger who writes from her heart.

It’s a bit different approach to this challenge but I enjoyed doing it 🙂 )

In an ordinary day of daily life, some moments become precious and while watching movies, I’ve experienced a similar thing. For, some scenes become so special that the particular time of watching them becomes an “aha moment”.

These scenes make us to feel for a character. We cry with him and a particular dialogue continued to resonate in our minds.

Gifted Hands:

gifted hands

I always cherished the moment when I decided to watch this movie. The true story of a neurosurgeon, Dr Ben Carson is an inspiring tale. He performed a first successful operation on conjoined twins. It’s a story of a child who was living an ignorant life and his mother made him to realize his abilities. Thus, fighting with all difficulties in his life, Carson became a famous neurosurgeon.

The last scene in which the successful team of doctors led by Ben Carson emerged gives me a goose bump. I know that was a movie but the thunderous applause, the flash lights of cameras and the swarm of reporters were all very beautiful.

There are lots of dialogues which I love to share but this one is close to my heart.

“You can do anything anyone else can do. Only you can do it better”.

Pursuit of Happyness:

pursuit of happyness

The inspiring tale of Chris Gardener and his struggle in raising his child on his own is a real treat to watch.

The soft and beautiful sound track complements the movie and the moment in which the Will Smith came to know about his permanent position as a stockbroker is a tissue worthy scene.

This quote from a movie has always inspired me

You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it”.

Captain Philips

capt philips

Tom Hanks in a pirate movie was a sufficient reason to watch it. It’s a true tale of Captain Phillips and his experience of becoming a hostage.

The moment the white knuckled scene of hostage rescue operation ended the compassionate scene of love and care started.

The last scene, in which the doctor examined Philips is my favorite scene. The Phillips was under a great shock, while the calm and soothing voice of a doctor sounds music to ears.

The Great Debaters:

the great debators

The art of public speaking has always inspired me. My main reason of watching that movie was “Denzel Washington”. It’s the true story of Malvin.B.Tolson and his efforts in creating a successful debating team.

The particular scene, in which James Farmer narrates his experience of watching a lynch mob, makes me to shiver. Here is my favorite dialogue from the movie.

In Texas they lynch Negroes. My teammates and I saw a man strung up by his neck and set on fire. We drove through a lynch mob, pressed our faces against the floorboard. I looked at my teammates. I saw the fear in their eyes and, worse, the shame. What was this Negro’s crime that he should be hung without trial in a dark forest filled with fog. Was he a thief? Was he a killer? Or just a Negro? Was he a sharecropper? A preacher? Were his children waiting up for him? And who are we to just lie there and do nothing. No matter what he did, the mob was the criminal. But the law did nothing. Just left us wondering, ‘Why?’ My opponent says nothing that erodes the rule of law can be moral. But there is no rule of law in the Jim Crow south. Not when Negroes are denied housing. Turned away from schools, hospitals. And not when we are lynched. St Augustine said, ‘An unjust law in no law at all.’ Which means I have a right, even a duty to resist. With violence or civil disobedience. You should pray I choose the latter.” – James Farmer Jr.

So, in my opinion the movies can also be a great source of learning. Have you watched these movies? Do you agree with this notion?

The vastness of planet

vast space

The other day, I was reading the story of Helen Keller, when I came across this quote

The one I felt and still feel most is lack of time. I used to have time to think, to reflect, my mind and I. We would sit together of an evening and listen to the inner melodies of the spirit, which one hears only in the leisure moments when the words of some loved poet touch a deep, sweet chord in the soul that until then had been silent.”

So, today, while listening to my inner melodies, that college class came to my mind.

Once, my teacher was busy in delivering her lecture when one of my friend, started to ask unnecessary questions.

My teacher showed great patience but at one point she became exhausted. I remember she drew a large circle on a blackboard and marked a tiny dot in its center. She asked us to explain what that was.

We replied that it was only a circle. She shook her head and a smile appeared on her face.

She said,

The circle represents the vastness of this planet. The world is huge and this tiny dot represents the very existence of human being. The life is a never ending race. So, don’t waste your time in asking purposeless questions.”

Don’t know about my friend but from that day on, I avoid asking unnecessary questions 🙂

My Scribbles!

Noddy

The day seems languid today and watching “Too many Noddy” bring smile on my face. I’d love to become a part of that “Toy land”. The colors, the scenery and the pure feelings of love and care all inspire me. The life in toy land is a fun.

Sometimes, I wish I could sit in Noddy’s car. I dream about the soft and relaxing air caressing my cheeks and then the “melodious” horn of Noddy’s car wakes me up 🙂

Well, this is life. Our wishes, desires and dreams add colors to it. So, never stop dreaming and enjoy each and every moment of life 🙂

3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 2

life

This is day 2 and I’m thankful to afairymind for this interesting challenge. These days my nieces and nephews are here. It’s summer vacations and these days my house is a real mess. My nieces and nephews are naughty and I’m worried about my books 🙂

In fact, walls of my house are shaking with fear and crockery in the kitchen is praying for its life 🙂

And, to tell you a truth this is the beauty of life. These precious days of their childhood are priceless. So, this quote is a reminder for myself.

There presence here means a lot to me. So, I’m enjoying my time here.

What about you? Are you ready to live in a moment?

My nominees:

1. Ady

2. draliman

3. Marquessa

Rules:

1) Thanks the person who nominated you.
2) Post a quote each day for 3 days.
3) Each day nominate 3 new bloggers to take part.

Image Courtesy: imageblogs.org/happy-moments-of-beautiful-life

Award Time!

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I’m thankful to Prakash Hegade and Nimmi for nominating me for a versatile blogger award. I am very happy and believe me this is wonderful experience.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
  3. State 7 things about yourself
  4. Nominate other bloggers for the award.
  5. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them.
  6. Display the award logo on your blog.

Here are seven things about myself

1. I am not a cat lover:)

2. I like to eat rice.

3. Love to watch good English movies.

4. I find pleasure in reading books.

5. I like to write favourite quotes in my diary.

6. Cleanliness is my passion.

7. I am good at teaching Maths:)

My Nominees are:

1. Fatmawaty from https://ishlahii.wordpress.com/

2. ady from https://roundworldnme.wordpress.com/

3. arfanazeer from https://arfanazeer.wordpress.com/

4. SAADIA PEERZADA from https://saadiapeerzada.wordpress.com

5. Ruchi from https://cometravelalong.wordpress.com

6. Mary from https://lektionenmitmary.wordpress.com/

7. salwaadlyy from https://adlysalwa.wordpress.com/

8. izza ifzaal from https://touchofmysaint.wordpress.com/

9. yousratoday from https://yousratoday.wordpress.com

Thank you to Prakash and Nimmi for sending me this beautiful gift and love to all my followers. You are all special to me. Your very presence on my blog motivates me to write more beautifully.

Stay Well:)