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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Factual Fiction-Kashmakash- The Inner struggle

Mahesh had borrowed the camera tripod from Vipin. So that he could set the camera timer and take group photos with himself in it too.
And today he got the news that Vipin is dead.
Well, should he return the tripod? It was quite a new piece, unused and probably nobody at his home even knew of its existence.
Vipin is no longer there to use it now.
And Vipin had told him that he could keep it. But he had insisted that he would return it after he had had fun experimenting with it for sometime.
But Vipin is no longer there to appreciate the fact that he had remembered to return it. And not that it would matter to any one if he did not.
Its only a camera tripod after all. In the midst of the bigger pain of Vipin's passing away, a tripod stand is too small a thing to be brought up...

A week later Mahesh went to Vipin's house and returned the tripod stand to his wife.

9 comments:

hari said...

Battle with the conscience. Man's toughest fight. No doubt the great Mr.Narayana Murthy said "the softest pillow is the clean conscience".

mommyof2 said...

right decision.

Twisted DNA said...

To quote an old quote, " 'Character' is what you do when nobody is watching you." A person with character would do the right thing and return what dosen't belong to him.

passerby55 said...

Beautiful post...

nothing was much said, but a lot has been conveyed..

I read this post to make my heart listen.

thankyou

artnavy said...

DNA- I like the quote
Itchy- You have a really good way with words

Has to be me said...

He did the right thing by returning it.

itchingtowrite said...

hari/ TDNA- aptly quoted
Mo2, HTBMe, PB55, Art- Thanks for sharing your thoughts
The right decision taken gives inner satisfaction and happiness which is much more important than any material goods possessed...

Nee said...

Interesting...not a dilemma I would wish to have ever.

Mahesh now has a clear conscience. But what about Vipin's poor wife, who now has yet another reminder of all the things her husband meant to do, but couldn't?

Just like that said...

a small post, but very significant. Shows that the friends were truly friends.