Saturday, May 05, 2007
A GRAVE PROBLEM!
The old man clears weeds from his grave and spend lots of time lying in it. Being a member of a religious caste who bury their dead rather than the normal funeral pyre, the man dug his own grave close to his wife's and waits patiently for death to claim him. So far it has ignored his plight.
This is a touching story, a love story, a story which suggests that humans, on occasion, are capable of great idealism, selflessness and sacrifice! If we could graft some of the mourner's genes onto every human our world perhaps devotion and loyalty might become more commonplace.