Saturday, September 1, 2012

The ant story

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 31; the thirty-first edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is 'Strangers in the Night'
       
       An ant had lost his way. Apparently he was too cool to follow the line ahead of him, singing under the hot sun, in winter. He wandered & wandered, but all the places around seemed the same. He began to worry about never reaching home also realized that his family & friends would be equally worried too as the dark night came to threaten. He found a weird looking bug with giant legs, politely asked for directions to  its home describing the brown long anthill, but the bug knew nothing. The bug told him to hop on him & he would run around faster so that they can find the anthill soon. It was getting darker & they were loosing sight. They met a firefly & requested to light their path in their search. The firefly flew illuminating the path & bug ran with ant on its back as fast as it could. Finally they found the anthill & the ant told a million thanks for helping it reach safely. At home, it's friends & relatives felt a sigh of relief that it has returned safely. The ant's mother thanked the strangers in the night for bringing her son back to home. 

       The Physiatrist told this story to a new batch of people at a rehab center for drugs & told this was the story of the ant, just think of yourself as ant for a while & slammed the door behind him.

P.S : No matter how lost you are in your life, there are always some angels to guide your way to normalcy. Well there can be some signs or may be stranger who may come to our rescue, to rescue us from the depths of hell to state where we can be at peace with ourselves. May be god sends them to help you find your way back home.
Image credits : http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Ant
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23 comments:

Someone is Special said...

yet another thoughtful story from your pen but the phrase, 'Strangers in the night,' is missing :( Please update :) Also, the Blogger name and XX in the end code.. :)

Keep writing.. Good luck..

Someone is Special

Deepa said...

Very unique. Beautifully done. I loved the moral message it carried through at the end. If only every thing in life could be explained with the help of such simple stories. Well, long long ago, or in childhood days, maybe that's how it used to be with our grandmas telling us such stories!Best wishes for BAT!

The Fool said...

That was an interesting little tale. I have always liked these kind of fables.

Maun Vision said...

This is something unique. Aweinspring post.

The Solitary Writer said...

Intense and strong.I have been reading many nice articles on BAT 31 and its just good. Loved it.


Strangers in the Night

Richa Singh said...

its superbly inspiring...it goes for all of us..it was very well written :)

all the best for BAT :)

if you have time do visit Strangers in the night...

astrosunilnomy said...

@SIS, I always wonder how come you find time to read all posts & comment after the moderation work at blogaton :-)
glad that you felt the post was thoughtful. I tried to make the post carry a message for one social cause.

@Deepa, Thanks for the nice comments. I am glad that the moral behind the post got conveyed correctly to my readers. Yes grandma's stories like Malgudi days or similar ones have really good morals kids & grownups alike must learn & bring about improvements in their life. After your comment, it makes me think that grandma's stories in childhood are important part of shaping up the kid's personality in life. They become morally good citizens later if good lessons are given to them.

@The Fool, Yes short stories are also my personal favorite, thanks for stopping by.

@Manu, Glad that you felt the post was inspiring, I never started with this idea in mind. Initially it was just an ant story later just the motivational angle seemed to suit it appropriately.

@Solitary Writer, Well I suppose sometimes the simplest stories can convey intense message across owing to their simplicity itself. Thanks for stopping by.

Karan Shah said...

unique way to inspire
ATB for BAT :)
i could not participate...but u can see my post here
Karan - Strangers in the Night

Kshitij said...

This is so true! At times, the angels comes in disguise. You have to pick hints and indications.

Good one.

Diwakar Narayan said...

Smart Physiatrist! He knew precisely how to consel, or how to facilitate. A small read, yet enjoyable.

Sandy said...

Ahh, I was mistaken in assuming that it was very cute fiction and got slammed by the powerful message at the end there. Very Zen! I too should try my hand at something similar. ATB!

odyzz said...

Interesting and inspiring read...short and sweet yet had a strong impact


if you have time do visit
http://odizzey.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/strangers-in-the-night-blog-a-ton/

Harshal Gupta said...

A great medium to emphasize the topic. Brilliantly portrayed. ATB for BAT. :)

astrosunilnomy said...

Thanks Karan, Oh you missed participating ! you can participate the next time anyway !

@Kshitij, very true ..we should look out for the signs ! Probably its nature's way of telling: go ahead, I am with you...

@Diwakar, glad that you liked it, I dont know later I felt it's more like a grandma telling a atory rather than a physiatrist, anyway if the message is understood by the reader, then am glad !
glad that you enjoyed reading the story

@Sandy, thanks for the nice comments, & glad that you liked the twist in the story. Honestly speaking I did not start with the moral behind ..later I could see that the moral fits the story well. So went ahead with it.

@Odyzz, not sure about your name, thanks for the nice feedback, glad that you realized the strong message as you said.

Panchali said...

Aha...so the benevolent firefly actually
showed the way! Lovely...all the best :)

CRD said...

Nice attempt at an inspirational post. The message was good, but you need to polish your narrative.

All the best.

Do visit mine. hope you like it

CRD - BLAME IT ON THE DARK

jaish_vats said...

Hi
A very unique story . Enjoyed the read and a nice moral at the end . :)

Ash Sharma said...

Lovely short story with a very relevant message. Good work :-)

Rajkiran Rajkumar said...

A post to think about :) Nice one :)

Richi Baidwan said...

Valuing people who value us and care for us is so important. This underlying message is simply conveyed. Cheers!

Manasa said...

What a take and what a message ! Loved it !

Manasa said...

Good One Sunil! Nice take on the topic!

a gal in city said...

Nice thoughtful story ...

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