“A child took his old father to an eatery for a night supper.
Father being exceptionally old and feeble, while eating, dropped food on his shirt and trousers.
Other people watched him in disdain while his child was quiet and tolerant.
After he wrapped up, his child who was not in any manner humiliated, discreetly took him to the wash room, wiped the food particles, uprooted the stains, brushed his hair and fitted his scenes immovably. When they turned out, the whole eatery was watching them in dead quiet, not ready to handle how somebody could humiliate themselves openly like that.
The child settled the bill and began exiting with his dad.
Around then, an old man from the restaurant shouted to the child and asked him:
‘Wouldn’t you say you have abandoned something?’
The child answered : ‘No sir, I haven’t’
The old man retorted, ‘Yes, you have! You left a lesson for every son and hope for every father.’
The restaurant went noiseless.”
Photograph courtesy of Saradha Jitendran