A mother, a son & a highway !

A mother and her son were on their way to "nowhere" on a highway. Son was quite young and inquisitive. He kept asking her about everything, although there was nothing, except both of them, a long high way and sand all around.

Every time the son asked same set of questions in possible different ways and every time the mother replied him with new and refreshing perspectives of same situations.

Son was happy to ask questions and get their answers. Mother was happy to see her son happy.

Time passed. Both of them grew in age and experience. Mother turned old. Son turned young. Both of them swapped their roles. Now mother was inquisitive about things 'those never existed'. Mother kept asking him about everything, although there was nothing, except both of them, a long high way and sand all around. But son had no clue about the answers. He thought that his mother is out of her mind and that is why she is asking such silly questions. He preferred not to answer her.

Tears rolled down the cheeks of the Mother.

Time passed. Now there were three people on the highway. Mother, Son and his Daughter. Now son got his mothers' role and his role was assigned to his daughter. Although the roles were changed but queries remained the same. Daughter was inquisitive about things 'those never existed'. Daughter kept asking him about everything, although there was nothing, except three of them, a long high way and sand all around. Her questions made the son remember all his questions that he had asked her mother once. Then he realized the pain of silence that her mother had to bear because of him.

He hugged her mother and cried a lot. Mother kissed him on the forehead.

Now all of them were crossing the highway happily!

(Author: Madhurima)
Translated By: Madhur Ahuja



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