Warning : This post might appear as if I am giving high level knowledge , read at your own risk 😀
Recently I have been pondering over few things and random GOOD thought were flowing through my mind . I thought I will write it out 🙂
Beggars : They have no food , they have no shelter , sometimes they are without proper clothes .In Hyderabad if you are travelling on the road , you are bound to meet at least one beggar at one of the numerous traffic signals . I found the following things worth noticing in them :
1. The vehicles stop for around 30- 60 seconds on any signal . Within this time they go to at least 30 vehicles and give it their best to cover almost all the vehicles which have stopped . ( its like 1 or max 2 seconds per vehicle . super efficiency kada !! )
2. Some people give the beggars money , some give them harsh looks , some bark harsh words at them . The beggars are untouched but anything that they get from these people . Unlike most of us who belong to the so called surviving/middle class/rich community , they do not hold on to anything bad told to them by anyone and just move on to other vehicles . A virtue I think everyone should make their own .
3. There are kids of the beggars who are undergoing training to become future beggars , these kids have a ball at the traffic signal . They make fake sad faces around people to beg and when the signal turns green they rush to the footpath to resume the game that they had paused . And I feel they look utterly beautiful in their mismatched , colourful attire that they flaunt so naturally 🙂 Also most of the begging kids put a bindi on their head ,a gesture I find very pleasing 🙂 ( something which is depleting in the other estrogen filled species of India !!! )
I take every opportunity at every traffic signal to smile unconditionally at these beggars , When they see me smile at them , they smile back with a twinkle in their eyes . I feel they live only on faith that they will be taken care and someone will provide for them and their kids everyday , every moment !!!
This makes me ponder as to who is poor ? The beggar who is begging or the person whom the beggar is begging to ?
Lots of love