I am so happy

Presently I am reading The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. It’s a great book and I am liking it till now. Just some 40 add pages are remaining (total pages are 100) πŸ˜€

I took the bus from office to home in the evening today. I took out the book from my bag to read. I saw the bus conductor approaching, I kept the book aside, took out my wallet. What happened next was astonishing for me.

The conductor came to me and instead of taking money from me, took the book and started reading. I was stunned. You ask why? Because in India, there are very less literate people who would opt for such a profession and he was totally engrossed in the book.

He went to collect money from other passengers and again came and sat beside me reading the book. I was so happy seeing him reading the book.

I wish he could read more and have a good life just as he’s imagined for himself.Β He is B.A. passΒ (Bachelor of Arts) and due to some family issues he chose this. I gave him the book and we shook hands and at the end of my trip, we both were happy souls ❀

P.S.: Ed Sheeran’sΒ Shape of youΒ is my new favorite πŸ˜€ I secretly took a pic of the guy reading. Hope this is good.16144932_1184966048223110_1196503601_o

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37 thoughts on “I am so happy

  1. That photograph is absolutely heartwarming! πŸ™‚ And, what a thoughtful gesture. I have a faint memory of reading the book years ago but shall now have to reread it, once!

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  2. I loved this post! Everything about it! What a kind kindred gesture!

    My mother related one incident when a bus conductor had a conversation with her and my father regarding increasing tax and then relating it with the classic Gujarati poem Grama-mata by the poet Kalapi. (Being a Gujarati, do you know this poem?)

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  3. Wow, I am so happy now too after reading this Darshith! ❀ You are so kind to give your book to this man, what a beautiful gesture and he looks so sweet sitting there reading it! πŸ™‚ This is a great example of compassion, keep spreading happiness. Hope you can finish the book soon too. Great song pick! πŸ˜‰

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      • Ah, that’s a good one… The Count of Monte Cristo. I read it years and years ago. Haven’t read The Metamorphosis. Maybe I should pick it up, considering the way that guy was engrossed in reading it.
        I am doing good. How about you? You have shifted your focus to vlogging, I guess. And that is why we see less of you here.
        Where did you travel to, this winter? It snowed a lot in Shimla in December. Which was what you missed when you visited πŸ™‚

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        • Yeah! We missed snow in Shimla when we visited πŸ˜“ and this winter it snowed. As always, wrong timing πŸ˜‚ this winters I went to Pune and also roamed near by places in B’lore itself. Yeah, I am into vlogs and blogs too. I am done with The Count of Monte Cristo. Also bought The Metamorphosis so will try to finish that soon.

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