The bus driver looked familiar, but she couldn’t figure out how she knew him.
And then Priya was suddenly catapulted back to her school days. The bus driver was then a peon at her school headmaster’s office.
Those combative and competitive days when every day represented an opportunity to be active, alert and upbeat in an otherwise sluggish life. After all, there was only so much excitement in a railway station master’s daughter’s life.
The bus driver didn’t quite understand why Priya smiled at him.
Little did he know that he had opened up some long lost memories in her.
This post has been written for the following prompts –
Today’s Author Write Now prompt for December 17, 2013 where the post had to include the phrase – the bus driver looked familiar, but she couldn’t figure out how she knew him
Velvet Verbosity 100 Words # 359 where the post had to include the word catapult
Three Word Wednesday 3WW CCCLVII where the post had to include the words – combative, represent, sluggish
Verses for Introspection: 2
आहारनिद्राभयमैथुनं च सामान्यमॆतत्पशुभिर्नराणां|
धर्मो हि तॆषामधिको विशेषो धर्मॆण हीनाः पशुभिः समानाः||
Aahaara-nidraa-bhaya-maithunam cha saamaanyam-ethath-pashubhir-naraanaam
Dharmo hi teshaam-adhiko vishesho dharmena heenaaha pashubhihi samaanaaha.
– Hitopadesha, 25.
In the matter of taking food, sleeping, fear and conjugal life there is no difference between the humans and the rest of the creatures in the world. The knowledge associated with Dharma or righteousness is what makes man different and superior to other creatures. Without the wisdom acquired by righteousness he is equal to animals.
Inspired by Swami Bhoomananda TirthaJi’s talks and satsangs.