Sunday, May 25, 2008

FLYING WITHOUT WINGS

By: MUHAMMAD MAHTAB BASHIR
ISLAMABAD
mahtabbashir@yahoo.com

A woman repeated a bit of gossip about a neighbour. Within a few days the whole community knew the story. The person who was concerned deeply hurt and offended. Later, the woman responsible for spreading the rumour learned that it was completely untrue. She was very sorry and went to a wise old sage to find out what she could do to repair the damage. “Go to market place”, he said, “and purchase a chicken, and have it killed. Then on your way home, pluck its feather and drop them one by one along the road.” Although surprised by this advice, the woman did the same as suggested.

The next day the wise man said, “Now, go and collect all those feathers you dropped yesterday and bring them back to home.” The woman followed the same road, but to her dismay the wind had blown all the feathers away. After searching for hours, she returned back with only two feathers in her hand.

“You see,” said the old sage, “it’s so easy to drop them, but it is impossible to get them back so it is with gossip. It does not take much to spread a rumour, but once you do, you can never completely undo the wrong. Once the tooth-paste is out of the tube, you can not insert it back.” The sage concluded.

MUHAMMAD MAHTAB BASHIR
House # 2026, Street # 32,
I-10/2, ISLAMABAD.
Cell: 0300 52 56 875
mahtabbashir@yahoo.com


Lalarukh from Islamabad Emails':
Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 3:01 PM
U r indeed a big big Gender Biased
Romiya Mansoor Ali from Karachi Emails':
Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 10:57
Nice work
impress by the subject FLYING WITHOUT WINGS!!!! :-)
TRUE agree with all u said

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