Elders and their advices are like a lamp of light in the darknessAditya lives in Mumbai with his parents and grandfather for the last seven years. Aditya was very young when he came to Mumbai, at that time he was in the 8th class, at that time, as if his grandfather was his world for him. As soon as he came back home from school, the grandfather used to wait for him at the door. Before coming to Mumbai, grandfather used to go to the bus stop to pick him up but due to fear of traffic in Mumbai, Aditya's parents did not let grandfather go anywhere alone, so he waited for Aditya at the door of the house. Grandfather helped Aditya with his homework, then Aditya listens to grandfather's good stories, playing games with him.
Over time, Aditya was growing up and his grandfather also being elderly. Now Aditya had stopped listening to the stories, and at times he did not find it appropriate for some of the grandfather's advice, grandfather felt like Aditya is now getting away from him. Aditya got good percentage marks in 12th standard, and, his parents gave him mobile as a gift, after that Aditya had a little time for his grandfather. Now Aditya has started going to college. grandfather was realizing that he is no longer a child but still he interrupts important things, but Aditya gets irritated many times. Grandfather was most angry with him for his carelessness, because he never kept things in the right place, nor it is ever in his habit to prepare beforehand for anything.
One day Mother and father went to the temple and suddenly very heavy rainfall, grandfather and Aditya were alone at home. Aditya was watching a movie on mobile for a long time, so the battery of the mobile was over and the mobile switched off. He was about to charge the mobile, suddenly the lights out. He did not understand in a jumble and he collided with the couch and fell down. For a few seconds, he sat like that and kept thinking - he is neither battery in the mobile nor knows where the torch will be, as well as he was in a lot of pain.
Suddenly, a light appeared from grandfather's room and he saw that grandfather is carrying a candle in the hand and coming to him. Grandfather helped Aditya to get up by showing him light and both of them sat on the couch. Grandfather said - 'I always keep a candle and matchbox near my bed, so that, in such a situation there are fewer chances of an accident. Aditya was looking at him with tearful eyes. The Grandfather gives him a lesson in a gesture, and now Aditya understood that the advice and experiences of the elders could never be equaled by any technology.
From that day onwards, Aditya had understood that his grandfathers who advise him to follow the discipline and an orderly life are going to be useful to him for a lifetime, and henceforth he is not going to ignore the advice of the elders.
I have used the paired photo by Mallela Jyothi
This is my entry photo challenge creative writing contest Part-2.