This reminds me of an incident that took place a long time back when I was repeating my A-levels. I was doing my Art paper then. Well being a first timer in taking Art at A-levels without any formal training, I overlooked the fact that I had to bring in my own watercolor paper. Well... I had to settle for a low-quality paper that was being provided. I was extremely demoralized. |
Out of the blue, a guy slid a sheet of hi-quality watercolor paper on my desk and said, "I have an extra one, I believe you could use it". I did not expect that from a stranger and I did not ask him for help... and that paper doesn't come cheap!
Before I could even thank him, he rushed back to his seat. I wanted so much to express my gratitude, but he was long gone before I could finish my paper. I did not know him.. and he did not know me, but what he did then secured me the grade to enter U. It isn't just a piece of paper.... it isn't!
It has been almost 10 years now and that incident is safely archived in a corner of my mind. Was he a stranger? I don't think so.... He was just another wonderful soul I never got to know.
Copyright © 2000 H. Senthil K
I wrote this to express appreciation to an individual who gave me a helping hand when I most needed it. It only goes to show the wonderful human touch we still possess deep within us.
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