One scene that has always remained etched in my memory ever since I watched it as a kid is a scene from the song, ‘kadavuL uLLamE’ from the movie, ‘anbuLLa Rajnikanth’. I am sure almost all of you would have watched this song many times, since that used to be often shown on the programme, ‘oliyum oLiyum’ on DD.
The scene is where a stone lies on the middle of the road and many people just pass by it. But a blind boy who passes by the place, feeling an obstacle in the path with his stick, bends down, picks up the stone and throws it away to the side of the road so that it won’t obstruct anybody.
This is the scene that comes to my mind instantly whenever I see a stone obstructing my path while walking on the road. Remembering the scene, I immediately push it to the side of the road. But there are times when I don’t. I just walk past the stone and go minding my business like those other people in the song and I later start feeling guilty about it. In the past couple of weeks, I can remember two instances when I just walked past a stone without caring the least to push it away to the side. I even considered going back and doing that but I didn’t. But after that, I haven’t walked by a stone without ensuring that it isn’t going to obstruct anybody’s path.
I don’t know why but nowadays, I keep remembering this song often even though I can’t remember the last time I watched it. In fact, this was a song that I used avoid watching when I was a kid. I couldn’t bear to see so many children undergo the sufferings of life. Even now, all of a sudden, I remembered this song and that’s why this post….
I had written this post earlier in the day and I now found the video of this song in youtube and watched it. I was surprised when I read the note next to the video which mentioned about the blind boy putting aside the stone….