Saturday, June 4, 2011

Real Beauty through the Eyes of a Little Girl

I, one day, thought "What Does Real Beauty Mean??"

As I wandered through my myriad thoughts, many things crossed my mind - The Sun, The Moon, The vast carpet of bright shining Stars, The dew drops on the grass, The gentle breeze blowing across your face, The snow capped peaks, The vast Rivers flowing endlessly, A beautiful Rainbow, A majestic Waterfall... A caring hand on your shoulder, A smiling face, A selfless act, Tears of joy...

I had not even touched the tip of the iceberg called Real Beauty... What can it be, I wondered - Real Beauty... Real, Pure Unadulterated Beauty??

My mind struggled but I am not the one to give up... I strained my mind and remembered a beautiful story which I had come across as a little child long long ago... Ah!! had I stumbled on the Real Beauty... The story went something like this

Once a little girl went to stay at her aunts place. The aunt was a great woman and her house was buzzing with little kids (her many relatives). She had brought many dolls for all the kids which she began to distribute among them (she called each kid forward and they chose one). When the turn of the little girl came, she moved forward, with anticipation and love filling her eyes. She, surprisingly, picked out a doll which was old, a bit torn and tattered, with only a single arm... She picked it up quickly and held it close to her. The other kids were surprised as was the aunt. But the girl seemed very very happy with her latest possession. The aunt asked her the reason for her choice and the little girl replied "Everyone was only picking up the most beautifully dressed, shiny and new dolls... No one even looked at this one, she (the doll) seemed so dejected to me. I picked her up, now she will not feel bad and I will take care of her. I am so so happy". A tear trickled down the aunts cheeks and she hugged the little girl tightly.

Yes, this is what I was looking for... The little girl definitely thought me the essence of Real Beauty... I soon slept blissfully finally knowing what Real Beauty means.

This post is my entry for the Yahoo Dove Real Beauty Contest held at Indiblogger. If you are on Indiblogger and really like this post then promote it (Please no fake votes) by clicking HERE. you can also like it on facebook on the same link.

6 comments:

Perception said...

Very good illustration..Kind of a boy who wents in a store and buys a handicapped dog for full price..the shop owner asks him the reason and he shows his prosthetic leg to the owner..

a1gaurav said...

Liked the short story of the lil girl a lot. Touching ! A refreshing post !

DS said...

@Perception
Yes kind off, only that the little girl was herself very beautiful...
Thanks for that comment.

DS said...

@a1gaurav
Thanks, glad you liked it.

N.S.Kirti said...

nice story DS. truly beautiful :)

The Fool said...

Nicely done. But a bit short. A little more content and it was very much on similar lines as the winning entries.

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