One of the best short stories I have ever read. Felt like sharing with all of you.
The train has started moving. It is packed with people of all ages, mostly with the working men and women and young college guys and gals. Near the window, seated a old man with his 30 year old son. As the train moves by, the son is overwhelmed with joy as he was thrilled with the scenery outside.
“See dad, the scenery of green trees moving away is very beautiful”
This behaviour from a thirty year old made the other people feel strange about him. Every one started murmuring something or other about him. “This guy seems to be a crack.” newly married Anup whispered to his wife.
Suddenly it started raining… Rain drops fell on the travelers through the opened window. The Thirty year old son, filled with joy “See dad, how beautiful the rain is ..”
Anup’s wife got irritated with the rain drops spoiling her new suit.
Can’t you see its raining, you old man, if your son is not feeling well get him soon to a mental asylum but don’t disturb the public henceforth”
The old man hesitated first and then in a low tone replied ” We are on the way back from hospital, my son got discharged today morning, he was blind by birth, last week only he got his vision, these rain and nature are new to his eyes.. Please forgive us for the inconvenience caused…”