A letter to a father!This happened a long time ago during my University days. We happened to receive Post cards and Inland letters from our parents and friends and sometimes an envelope with a letter and a hundred rupee note to avoid M.O charges etc., from hoouse. Our friend one Sriram was quite lazy and never cared to write letters to his parents but they used to send enquiries through post-cards. Mischievious behaviour is common during hostel days and some were very keen in openly reading the content. Havingunderstood the anxiety of his parents, we convinced him to respond to their letters. He said he never had the habit of writing letters but will make it a practice after so much pressure from our friends.
One fine morning, he dropped a letter to his father and happily briefed us about what he had written to them. In fact, we felt ashamed for our casual responses to our parents while this man has narrated everything about the happenings. He proved that letter writing was an Art. After doing so with varied topics, he got a reply from his father who was a school teacher with some suggestions. He advised him of following punctuation marks, follow the norms of precis writing and adopt a methodology that the content is not boring. An anguish Sriram, this time he himself read out the letter openly and said thats why he didn't prefer writing letters.
Next time onwards, he opted to write in a post-card -
My sinciere pranams to you and mother. i am fine and hope the same with you. my wishes to beloved sister.
Your's loving son,
Hope you all agree that this simple episode reveals that we should not be in a hurry when things are slowly falling in line and a change should be made slowly and convincingly without hurting anyone.
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