Smiles and miles

posted on 26th of september, 2007

Couple of years ago, in Bonn, feeling lonely in a strange city and also coping with a personal loss, I decided to go to the botanical garden.
I happened to find a corner seat - after my walk-with pretty flowers all around, bathed in the warm glow of sunset, reminding me how soothing nature is.

There were some people in the park, many whom I thought to be regulars, taking their walks, spending time together...

Lost in my thoughts, I happened to glance up to find a gentle pair of blue eyes smiling at me. There was this old man, stooped, with a walking stick, who stood by my seat and smiled at me.
Even to stop by me, interrupting his routine of slow steps must have cost him effort, because he was leaning on his cane, breathing with effort, but smiling.

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Comments (8)

Posted by Joezachs on May 26, 2010
So well said.
Its the small things in life that matters the most.
Posted by Lavanya on December 03, 2008
Thanks :)
Posted by Saintofinternet on December 02, 2008

beautifully written.... :-)

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