Another morning starts, Birds are singing, the butterfly is flying around, one little cat her name is Rani, she is playing.
Yes, that’s a paper boy…
Papa wants a paper, he is waiting for a long, every morning he used to pray and when he opens the main door, he wants paper and one cup of tea.
Today something special I feel,
No vehicle sounds.. Just now I noticed that. Why today is empty road…???
I ask my papa.. Papa, is today Harthal or what?
He tell..ya .. Today is Harthal…
No school, no work… so today we are at home.
Mom: oh , then do one thing please help me for cooking.
Papa nicely escapes… how I want to go to my friend’s house.
Mom just laugh… ya… you always used this sentence, I know about you more than anyone.
And I said, I will help you mom… ok fine come with me she said.
Papa gone to his friend home. He is a good electrical engineer. I start to help my mom,… she said we need some more vegetables for Sambar curry. I thought today we will make Sambar. I forget to buy vegetables for Sambar. What can we do???
I said… no mom … don’t worry, I just go to junction and buy some vegetables. She said no, today is Harthal. No shops are opening.
Ok, but I just want to conform shop is open or not… I said.
And I just take my cycle and go to the junction. No shops are opening.
The time is 10.30 am…
And I just think to go back to home without vegetables.
I just turn back, look to other side corner, one lady sitting and in front of her small table, table is arranged with some vegetables.. oh… thank god…
I got finally..
I move there, I ask her can you give me these vegetables for me.?
How much for these?
She said I will give you without money.
What.. You don’t need money for these vegetables?
Why why not… I am confused…
She said… my son told me these are not valuable & not good enough than market products.
You know child… these vegetables from my garden. I am not using any chemical fertilizer. I used only home wastes or organic fertilizer for planting.
He said this look is not better than others products.
But I am the example of these vegetables. I am 89 years old now, I can walk, I can watch, I can plant, I can cook.
Every day my son told me your vegetables only use for us. Not others..
But today I planned to come here with these vegetables. These are only used for one family. I know that, but I want to sell my vegetables today and I want to say to my son, my vegetables are not looking that much better… but I am not using any poison. So, I can sell my vegetables with faith.
My child… today, you are here to help me.
God bless you my child.
You can take these vegetables without money.
I give money and tell her, you know what?
My mom said today is harthal. No shops are opening.
But I feel someone is here with vegetables.
My faith in my god. He always opens a door…
Your faith has saved you.
And my faith saved me.
Our faith saved us.
So, thank you… I take vegetables to my home.
My mom, she is waiting for me … she asked me why you are late? Where were you?
I said mom,.. I got vegetables… and tell the story.
Oh… good. I know you will get these vegetables.
I ask her how you know…
She said that is faith.
And we thank to god and making food for lunch….