Monday, June 12, 2006

Mis_understood


“Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood”…

“Crows never stopped crowing since this morning, Didn't I tell you, someone is coming home for lunch?” said Mom, looking at the sky. “I need to cook an extra cup of rice” . However, when at times nobody showed up, the street dog (I and my sister had named him Dev ) enjoyed an extra meal.

I haven't seen too many crows in the place I reside. Anyway, nowadays guests sound you before they visit. The cell phone has come in handy, guests can now contact even on their way.

On the twelfth day, after grandma left for heavenly abode, Uncle took a clean banana leaf and served on it the best of all dishes prepared on that occasion. He then placed the leaf on the compound wall. He folded his hands to pray and then waited for a crow to take the servings ...

A friend told me that he enjoyed taking photographs of Crows. He felt that it was the most misunderstood of all the birds. They can be great friends if we took some time for them … (The above photograph is taken by him and it is named 'The Pensive Crows')

Seemingly trivial events, like the one involving crows and guests, have a common place with Mom till date. Yesterday I called her to tell, "I am coming home" and immediately she says, “I thought so, my friend has been crowing the whole day today on the kitchen window“...

10 comments:

wasted said...

there us something in the way you write that is really soothing, but exactly say what that is.

Nice one between.

mizfit said...

in various parts of India crows crowing on the rooftops means either of the following:

1. guests r coming
2. someone is seriously ill
3.someone is lying
4. possible death in the house...

i just hope the crows learn to talk!!!

NeiLDC said...

I dont familiar with crows.. But in my case, if you drop a spoon or fork there you have a guest...
why dont you drop one and ill be there!

starry nights said...

Many people believe in crows, I dont know because have not experienced anything like that. good post.

passerby55 said...

hi Solan!

i am glad to read that my writing soothes u.
"but exactly say what that is"...
did this post sort of confuse u...
I maybe wrong...let me know

thanks for being the first to comment on this post.
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Hi My fair lady

I have seen crows assemble together like they were holding a meeting, It was a common sight in our vicinity. They definitely talk among themselves....

i suspect they gossip about we human beings!!! ::grin::

bye...tc

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hi NEil,

Nice to see and read your comments

"why dont you drop one and ill be there!" ::smiles::

will drop a spoon or fork

thanks...tc
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hi Starry nights,

yes, but if you read wht mizfit said...there are many reasons..
so which one is right!

thanks... tc.

Ajay said...

crows are very intelligent birds :)

passerby55 said...

yes ajay, crows are indeed!

Priya_Satarkar said...

The sentence 'Crows can be great friends' is actually true. When I was in school (our school was quite close to a river) there were many crows, we used to feed them from our lunch tiffins. Somehow we learnt to identify the crows & we realised that most of the crows whom we used to feed used to come and sit on the tree next to our window seat in the classroom. It can't be co-incidence everyday!!

Prash said...

Pythogoras, Socrates, Aristotle, Jesus, Luther, Galileo, Newton and so many great men were misunderstood...You are totally right. Now I know why people misunderstand me...Thanks for the answer...I was wondering since a long time why people never understand me...Thanks again !!! *smile*

passerby55 said...

Hi Priya

very true, they can sense...
You are a caring person ... many dont; have that ability.

thanks...tc

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LOL Prash,

thanks for the comment...

You are great! there lies ur greatness when u allow them to misunderstand u.

tc