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Friday Fictioneers- Compassion

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PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook (Thanks Sandra for this photograph, it brought back lots of memories of childhood.)


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Rioters burned the tailor’s shop. It was opposite to our house.

When the curfew was lifted, he came and sat down in despair on seeing the ramshackle shop.

Mother called him and offered him our old singer machine for the time he could buy his own.

He was thankful and offered to stitch our clothes for free.

 Mother strongly rejected the idea.

‘You need money to buy a new machine. So start your business first and save money.’

Mother was a conservative Hindu and the tailor was a Muslim. 

Mother sowed a seed of compassion, for everyone, in me that day.





About Indira

I knew all along that life is about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now I have discovered that life is also about sharing thought, encouraging others and getting encouraged. So here I am with my blogs about life, friendship, love, and whatever life has taught me.

18 responses »

  1. Wonderful story of compassion. Excellent.

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  2. Now there’s a parable for our times

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  3. Dear Indira,

    Beautiful story. This Jewish woman is warmed by it.



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  4. A heartwarming story

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  5. This is exactly the right way to stop the lunacies… this actually made me think of Rochelle’s book…

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  6. What a wonderful woman Mother is. A great story, and a great lesson on how peaceful coexistence works.

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  7. you hear such stories in real life too, great take

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