Ad ID: 471
Added: August 20, 2021
She smiled, radiating all the happiness in the world. Her face was magic & her eyes went bright. Wrapped around her face was a pink Hijab! The cloth was torn at places, maybe her parents had no money to buy her a new one. But her mother made a beautiful embroidery around it giving it an inventive texture. Her toe was coming out of the hole in one shoe…But she was carefree, my presence was all that mattered to her.
She started running towards me, using her tiny legs ..And jumped on me with a trust that I will grab her. She then shouted “Will you make me play some good games today? Bhaiya, please !! ” I smiled back, looked into her eyes, that purity, that innocence ..where else will I find them? It was mesmerizing to see the joy in her that was above the materialistic happiness what we all are chained with today…
I glanced towards that tiny face wrapped up in the pink hijab again…A question popped up in my mind. How to slot that innocence into any religion different from me? How to differentiate HER from ME?