Life’s Best Teacher #FridayFotoFiction

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Suman was looking at her daughter when she realized her left hand stopped throbbing, she kept on moving her fingers to re-assure if its for true – her pain is gone at last.

Beaming pan stained teeth, she brushed her fingers to Komal’s cheeks and gave her a motherly kiss. Komal immediately braced her in tight hug – “Maa, teri beti aaj doctor ban gayi!”*

Suman could not control her tears, happily called all her sisters – “Dekho meri bitiya daactor ban gayi”**

She took stethoscope & degree from Komal’s hands and kept in her diety’s feet, “I was waiting for this day since ages, today you proved them wrong – you are not like me & will never be

Mother, you once told me if we really want something in life; whole universe conspires to make it happen! Your determination made me accomplish our dream, I will always be daughter of Suman didi of Kamathipura.

* (Mom, your daughter has become a Doctor today)

** (See, my daughter is a Doctor now)

Kamathipura is Mumbai’s oldest & Asia’s second largest red-light district.

Word count – 150

© Dipika Singh

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56 thoughts on “Life’s Best Teacher #FridayFotoFiction

    1. Thank You Anagha…
      Tell me more about Sheroes – we can take it on twitter DM if okay.

      Heading to read yours.

  1. such a motivational and lovely post. It inspires and itr true taht a mother is the most happiest person on the planet when her dreams comes true thru her daughters

  2. Such a beautiful story Dipika. Unfortunately few will want to be doctors if the current violence and criminal charges on doctors continue.

    1. Thank You so much Amrita, it’s beautiful stream of choice. Respect to those who are true to their art of saving lives.
      Sad on the part of administration that such assaults take place.

  3. This made me speechless. I hope that all daughters of Kamathipura achieve success and make their mothers proud…

    1. Thank you for stopping by & reading, for me the prompt featured as an old lady who could not relent her desire to get educated & live a better life from what she is today. But with her daughter’s upbringing she could teach her to see beyond the surroundings and grow. That’s why the mother is life’s best teacher. Thank You

  4. Life is the best teacher, just as it is. It is the toughest teacher. It won’t tolerate slothfulness for long. It’s always throwing some difficult problem your way and then seeing what you will do with it. Life awakens the joy in creative expression and knowledge. The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. No matter what happens, life goes on and we have to go along with it to survive, No matter how many times you fail, you have to pick yourself up and Move on.

  5. Your post reminded me of a book “the secret” which also has the same concept- if you really want it, the world will conspire to make it happen. lovely write up!

  6. I’m unable to find out words here because this story is nothing short of exemplary. I’m glad, I read this piece. You’re amazing with words and story composition, Dipika. Loved your way of storytelling. 🙂

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