Now this one is my very special of the 'butterfly moments' and goes specially for Julie!
Last Saturday while sipping coffee, one of the usual firangs(or so I thought!) asked me if she could sit with me. She was Julie, a charming air-hostess in Air
. The more we talked, the more I was impressed by her. Thinking that she is another foreigner on a spree to Canada , the super casual question came from my side – Are you a tourist? India
To my utter surprise, I was wrong!
“Anushree, I work for a women development NGO in
. I’ve come here just for 2 days to pick up the baby clothes made by them. I sell them in India , or wherever I go on my trip and send them the money back.” Canada
This was a simple answer to a simpler question. But, it stirred me for a while.
- I don’t believe this, Julie! 2 days,
Canada to , just for this purpose? India
“Yes, just for this! There are some things that needs no explanation and have no purpose. They are as they are, because they are meant to be that way!”
- Okay. But why
And, there came the most beautiful of answers I’ve ever heard –
"Contributing for a beautiful deed in the land of beautiful people…"
Speechless. Aren’t you?