That Symbol of Inspiration
The bald head,
those branded spherical spectacles,
the white loin cloth and that lean long stick –we identify so much with all those that symbolized freedom.……….Even today, when all seems lostwhen law and order is just a line on paper,when conscience is only a fashionable word
to decorate self help journals,the brisk steps marching with hopeseem the only way out.………..If he could do it without a drop of blood or wounding wordso can we, I think.If an entire captive nation’s self-respect can be snatched back without malice and mireso can we retain our self-respectwithout resorting to hatred and hurt.………Ideals and values may appearold-fashioned ideasbut when the boat rocks violentlyamidst waves of shallow modern livingthen,these symbols of peace and principle drive us
safely back to the shore.……….Remembering the senior citizenwho makes us feel aliveyears after he has gone,Let us live life the wayhe always wanted –simple, joyously and with self-respect.