Buddha’s Quote:

Silent isn’t empty. It is full of answers.

This morning when I read the above quote by Buddha, I started thinking about myself. In my time in college, I heard some serious discussion about me.

One of my classmate said, ‘she is quiet because she does not know how to express herself, to hide her problem she is silent among people who are strangers.’

In the university one of my classmates said, ‘what’s wrong with this girl, why is she so proud?’

One day I collected my writing materials and was on my way to the library, the same girl stopped me, she said: ‘I’d like to go to the library with you.’

I was so surprised I said, ‘You really want to go to the library?’

The Public Library was across the street from our residence. We walked over, went in took our seats, I was about to get up to get the reference book to write my notes, she said: ‘Wait I want to tell you something.’

I sat down. She said, ‘You know I thought you are very proud, this is why you do not talk to anyone.’

Fast forward three years, I successfully completed my M.A. and Bed. degrees. I got a scholarship to go to London, England to study, “Teaching English As A Foreign Language.”

One morning all of us classmates decided to visit a place, I have forgotten the name. We found the building wasn’t open . So we sat on the steps of the building. I was quiet as usual, suddenly my classmate Prasad yelled out, ‘Sabeth you will never have enemies.’

I turned around looked at him, he said, ‘You are always silent, you cannot have enemies.’

I smiled and replied, ‘You will be surprised.’

My mom always told me, ‘a dumb person has no enemies.’

My uncle told me this after watching me sitting quietly. ‘Ranu what were you thinking, you never said a word, I think you should study Philosophy, it will suit your nature.’

I cannot remember watching anyone, and making a judgement about them. But there are some who do, it can be out of jealousy, curiosity or just trying to show how talented they are.’

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The Daily Post: Empty

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt :Empty


Once upon a time a woman found a vacant house, she looked for the owners but there were none anyone knew off. She decided to occupy the house until the owners came back, weeks, months years went by no one showed up. The woman made herself comfortable, she bought a few things to fill the house. a bed, a chair, a table and some pots and pans for cooking. She got the pots and pans, but had no stove to cook on. She ran out of money, she asked her neighbor if she could help. The neighbor refused.

She went back to the town where she came from, hoping to get some help from her friends, sadly for her all her friends left to go to the big city for better jobs and good shelter.

Frustrated she sat under a tree and started crying, a little girl heard someone crying she rushed to see who it was. Amazingly enough it was her favorite aunt her mother talked about, she was so pleased she dragged her aunt to her home. At home her mom was pacing to and fro thinking where her child could have gone. Suddenly the fear of a kidnapper entered her mind, she sat on the corner of the room and started howling.

Meanwhile the daughter managed to bring the aunt home, she heard someone crying, she started calling her mom, she ran everywhere and eventually found her mom in the wee corner of a room. She jumped on her lap and said, “Mom why are you crying, look who I brought with me?”

Her mom looked up and saw her sister smiling, she was so surprised she started howling again. The little girl hugged her mother and said, “Mom aren’t you glad I brought your sister home?”

Mom was embarrassed she wiped her tears, went to the kitchen and brought all the food she had cooked for herself and her daughter. The woman was pleased beyond words  to find her sister. The little girl insisted her aunt to live with them. She agreed and mom’s cooked food helped the family to have a wonderful party!




365 Writing Prompts: Decisions, decisions

How are you likely to to make an important decision— by reasoning through it, or going with your gut?

Some make decisions by reasoning through it, some go with their gut. I follow neither, which sounds strange, this is the way I am.

My husband however believed in reasoning. He had made up his mind to buy a car, he didn’t like the idea of going to a dealership and drive home in the car.

The first thing he did he bought ‘The consumer reports’, a magazine which helps buyers to select the right car. He read the magazine from cover to cover making sure not to make the wrong decision, even it had to be a certain color to be visible in foggy Newfoundland.

The selection was complete he selected a Ford Model, this one had the highest rating by consumer reports, he shouldn’t go wrong, the color was lemon.

The car was bought after six months of decision making, we were on our way to Newfoundland on a May morning.My husband was speeding along on the Quebec two lane highway, we had barely reached a few miles when I heard a loud thud,he hit a dead animal on the highway and the fuel indicator of the car turned to zero, alarmed my husband went to the nearest garage. The guy told him the fuel tank was twisted, therefore he has to get used to the fact when the needle turns to half it means, the tank is full if it points to zero it means it’s half full.

So the lemon car, Ford Model, six month’s of decision making made no difference, the car proved to be a wrong pick!