365 days Writing Prompt: Silver linings

Write about something you consider “Ugly” — war,violence, failure, hatred–  but try to find a beauty , or a sense of hope, in your thoughts.

War,violence,failure,hatred, all of these things cause a lot of dissension in us humans. We can if we sincerely want prevent it from happening.

War in my mind causes the most damage,it kills innocent people,destroys the sanctity of life, injures a lot of people beyond repair, if we humans can set aside our differences by peaceful means, this world would be a much better place to live. War is not the answer to settle our differences think about some countries destroyed because of war,their women and children maimed for life, what was their crime other than they happen to be the citizens of a war torn country.

Some countries have more weapons than they can use, why may I ask? Were we created to be destructive, what can we gain out of this misery, do we feel proud of ourselves when we watch children crippled for life and worse yet crippled and orphaned, just to show we are powerful, will there be a phase in our life when we are no longer capable of using these killer weapons, will it make us realize after all that destruction and horror, when we are left to agonize and wonder how could we participate in this horrible crime? 

I hope a day will come when war will be a thing of the past, we’d realize we are no different from the rest of humans. The color of our skin is light or dark depends on where we live, the same applies to languages, way of life , food and other things.

We are same otherwise we laugh when we are happy, passing of our near and dear ones makes us cry, we have our likes and dislikes, we eat what pleases our taste buds, we listen to our favorite songs and watch our favorite movies, we read, write, though the language is different our expressions are not that different.

Is it not possible to build a world where we love each other ?


Daily Prompt…Menagerie

We had three beautiful cats.They were JD,Alex and Thursday.We had them for a number of years.They brought joy to our lives.JD was my husband’s favourite , they seemed to understand each other well.Their affection for each other started after JD was spayed. When we brought her back from surgery we were advised to make sure she did not climb the stairs.I put her in a room in the basement and shut the door. My husband came home and the first question from him was ,’Where is JD?’I told him where she was. He looked disturbed and immediately went down to see her. JD meowed the loudest as if she was complaining,my husband picked her up and started talking to her,”Okay JD no one is going to leave you in this room,I will take you upstairs.” And thus began their friendship.She loved to eat cod fish,it was bought especially for her.I baked the fish and gave it to her.You could see the satisfaction in her gorgeous face. She liked our bed and slept in the middle,if I moved a bit,she would complain by meowing. She knew my husband’s routine,of praying and his prayer rug. One day a friend of ours came for a visit,when it was prayer time he asked for the rug,he laid  the rug on the floor and stood up to pray.JD immediately appeared wagging her tail,she stepped in the middle of the rug and looked up at him,as if telling him,’you cannot use this,it belongs to my master’. No amount of calling her made any difference,she stood there challenging him. At last the friend had to go to another room to pray.

We had her for a long time,she got sick ,despite all our efforts to get her better, we failed .JD left us on a cold evening in November.

We still had two others,they were different.They did not have the same personality like JD, our love for them was not any less.Alex loved my daughter Anita,she always followed her wherever she went. When Anita left to go to the university,she was devastated,every morning she sat in front of her room,hoping to get a glimpse of her. After waiting for four weeks,she realized  Anita was gone.

Alex showed symptoms of diabetes,we took her to the vet.,who confirmed our fear.She was under treatment for a year.Her condition got worse.She too died.Our cat Thursday missed the two cats and seemed to be quieter.It was unusual for her. Sometimes we fail to realize that even though they are animals they too feel sad .

Thursday was a friendly cat. She had a very mild disposition,she loved everyone. She was very fond of me and loved to sleep on my chest,when I was lying on the sofa watching TV. She loved to eat both her food and ours. She looked exactly like our blogger Terri’s cat,when Terri posted some pictures of her cat,I had to reblog it.Thursday was the only cat left,we had her for another year after Alex died. Thursday developed urinary tract infection.She died of renal failure.

After the death of our three cats,I didn’t think of getting any more.I felt terrible when they all died. They were a part of our family. I could not bear the thought of replacing them.

The picture of the cat below,looks exactly like JD.

Cat, with its mouth open

Cat, with its mouth open (Photo credit: Wikipedia)