My journey into this world was filled with love and warmth. My mother's womb had all that was required for a happy existence and to top it up, I could feel the happiness around me all the time :). I came out and was
busy enjoying the attention and care from my family and friends. Wow...I was talking to myself and humming
my favourite song "What a wonderful world".
Life started inching ahead with me being able to run around the home and parks with friends of my age. I loved riding the tricycle around our neighbourhood. My dad n mom got me admitted to the school. I loved colours and play dough. Life was heavenly with mom's noodles and cartoons to keep me busy all the way. Mom told me that we should thank and pray to God every day. I had a big birthday bash with lots of fun and frolic when I turned 5. Dad and me used to play hide and seek when he got home early. Sundays were family picnic time. We used to go out and play till dusk.
Today when I peep through the window, I can see fires and peoples walking down the streets. I am very scared. Dad has not returned home since a week. Mommy has been crying all through the day. There is
no one at home to take care of us. I cannot go to play with my friends because mommy asked me not to go there. My school bus has not come to our home to pick me up. I hear loud noises from the outside. I run back to under the bed. Mommy told me to talk to God when I feel scared and He will take care of me.
"Dear God..Please take care of mommy, daddy and me. Can I come near you? Mommy says that the place where you live is full of children and we can play all the time. Please come and get all of us to you. "
I'm sure these thoughts will be resonating back to God from all the places where there has been unrest. How I wish that the world was the lovely picture that is painted in all story books. A few heartless people cause
grave impact to humanity and the larger world. There are things beyond the lust of power, politics and money.
I sincerely hope that we get to sing "Oh What a Wonderful World" in its true sense..!!