She sat close to the fountain overlooking the reflection of her in the water. It was close to dusk time, the sun setting its own way off to sleep in its cozy bed. Tears dripping from her eyes, she sat there as the world moved fast aside her. As she was lost in her thoughts, she heard a voice from the distant.
Someone calling out her name from the far-off distance…
She turned around to look, but her eyes were clouded with the tears ….so only the voice echoed around her. The voice was a painful cry, she knew it was her mom calling out to her. She could feel the agony in the voice. She closed her eyes, and all she could see was the panicky face of her mother. Even in the worn out clothes, her mom was the prettiest.
Before she looked up, there were those tender hands hovering over her, it was her mother. She sat close to her near the fountain. She noticed that her mother took a deep breath as she was finding her words to speak.
As she raised her head up with those teary eyes, she noticed that her mother gave her a worried look.She wiped her tears and said,
” Mamma, I … I … Lost my watch”, She wept before she could say more.
She looked at her mom in the most compassionate way, trying to figure out whether she was upset or not.
It was like magic at once, it seemed like the whole worrisome on her mom’s face just washed away in the spur of the moment. Her mom hugged her.
Slowly she turned around, dipping her legs in the cold water of the fountain, she extended her arm and held her close to herself.
Her mom said ” I know you are tensed, but you don’t have to worry dear. I know we earned every penny to buy you that precious gift for your birthday. It is not your mistake that you lost it. “
She calmed her down, holding her close to herself.
As she still wept, her mom said: ” Come let’s go home, it’s getting darker, your little brother is all alone”. They both grabbed her bag and began to walk.
She was surprised that her mom wasn’t angry with her. They walked as her mom explained her day to her and how much work she got done before it was time for home. She also joyfully shared the dinner she was getting ready for them.
That night, as she was off to bed, she called out to her mom.
Her mom, wiped her hands as she was doing the dishes and sat beside her on the bed.Cozily tucking her blankets and pillows, she said ” Do not fall in love with things that you possess, as one day it will be lost. Love the ones you are around, do not spoil your happiness with the shadow of the things you lost. I know dear you are upset, as you blame yourself. Grasp it as a lesson for yourself to improve if you think you can be better. Each one of has to struggle day-by-day for earning, it takes a great deal of effort. Learn to save. But Yes, Money and possession are not the ones you would treasure in life, it is the love you are blessed with. “
She smiled at her, as she kissed her goodnight, returning to her own chores.