The Daily Prompt : Natural

A smile, but, a natural one,

Straight from the heart

Connects two people

Who have never met before.

That natural smile,

Straight from the heart

Forms a bond

Between two strangers.

They may remain strangers

But the memory of that smile

Remains in the heart.

That natural smile,

From the heart

Brings back a smile that

Seals a connection

Between two people

Who are like

Ships that pass in the night.


Last year on December 3rd, on World Disability Day I had attended a function organized for special schools in and around our place. This little boy was sitting in front of me. He kept looking at me when I smiled at him and gave back a sweet smile. I have not seen him since.





By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


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