A short-story of Love, Beauty and Sacrifice

A man married a beautiful girl. He loved her very much. One day she developed a skin disease and slowly her beauty starting fading.

It so happened that one day her husband left for a tour. While returning he met with an accident and lost his eyesight. However, their married life continued as usual.

As the days passed, the wife’s beauty continued to fade more so. The blind husband did not know this and reminded by her side. There was not much change in their married life. He continued to love her and she also loved him very much.

One day she died. Her death brought him great sorrow.

He finished all her last rites and wanted to leave that town.

A friend came by and said, “now how will you be able to walk all alone? All these days your wife used to help you.”

He replied, I am not blind. I was acting, because if my wife knew l could see her beauty deteriorating, it would have caused her more pain than her disease. I pretended to be blind. She was a very good wife. I wanted her to be happy.

Sometimes it is good for us to act blind and ignore one another’s shortcomings, in order to be happy.

— No matter how many times the teeth bites the tongue, they still stay together in one mouth. That’s the spirit of FORGIVENESS.

— Even though the eyes don’t see each other, they see things together, blink simultaneously and cry together. That’s UNITY.”

Alone I can ‘Say’ but together we can ‘talk’

Alone I can ‘Enjoy’ but together we can celebrate

Alone I can ‘Smile’ but together we can ‘Laugh’

That is the BEAUTY of Human Relations. We are nothing without each other*


The razor blade is sharp but can’t cut a tree; the axe is strong but can’t cut the hair.

Everyone is important according to his/her unique purpose. Never look down on anyone unless you are admiring their shoes.

I did not author this beautiful compilation. This was sent to me through social media from an auntie at a local temple. It was too beautiful not to share. I made some minor grammar adjustments but kept the context as close to original as possible.

Hope you enjoyed!

— Dry Monkey

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