He was asthmatic. Old age, 76 years of age and various ailments were not actually his major pain, his wife’s bitter, foul tongue made his life hell.
The whole night, he used to cough and she uses to scream,” You don’t sleep and don’t let others sleep too. One day, I will strangle you.”
Love grows with age, the couple becomes each other’s life, all this was just a fairy tale for them. Bitterness and humiliation were the gifts, the old lady use to serve the old man.
One fine morning, when the daughter-in-law entered their room with morning tea, she was shocked to see that the old lady was no more. This sort of unexpected death left all of them stunned.
The old man wept for his wife, bought a beautiful sandalwood garland for her photograph and prayed for the departed soul.
Days passed, the old man was at his death bed. His whole family surrounded him, some praying, some crying.
The old man slowly opened his eyes and said,” There is something I want you all to remember as my parting wisdom…never humilate or hate a person so much, that he gets pleasure doing any wrong deed, as if he is doing the best thing in the world.”
Surprised, astronished, his son tried to blabber,” You mean to say that….???”
There was no one to reply, the old man was resting in peace.