Monday, August 29, 2011

Sensitive Words! (Celebrating the 2500th birth anniversary of the Written Word)

 Once again from Grandpa's pen
"While being lathered for a shave in a salon,Victor Hugo held up the barber's hand and asked him to pause for some time.He fished up a pencil from his left pocket and fumbled in the right for a piece of paper.Failing in his search,he picked up one lying before him.

  The barber anxiously waited for the writing to stop so that he could finish the shave but Hugo was immersed in writing.Exasperated,the barber said "Sir,please hurry up,I have a lot of work to do" Hugo got up and left the shop, with the lather still on his face,saying " Oh! I too have a lot of work to do."

  The piece of paper in question. contained a list of eighteen of the barber's creditors from whom he had to collect his dues.However,his loss resulted in an invaluable gain to France.

  Hugo had written on that piece of paper some beautiful poems which are considered immortal gems of the national literary treasure."

And here's some thoughts to ponder :)

1 .When the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name;
    He writes not that you won or lost; but how you played the game……Greatland Rice

 2 ." I do not commit myself to heaven or hell" you see,”I have friends in both the places…….Mark Twain

 3 . People pay for what they do and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become.And they pay for it simply by the lives they lead…..Edith Wharton

  4. If you talk to a person in a language he knows, that will go to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that will go to his heart….Nelson Mandela

(Story Translated by Shri Atul Kumar Jain from Hindi version of Prerak Prasang )

Linking it to the Weekly story at Patty's