This is about something which happened a few Saturdays earlier. I was walking from home from work. It was an hour past noon, and I had just had a sumptuous meal. I think I had a bit more than I should have done.
I was just a hundred meters away from home when my path crossed with a lady. Our eyes met, filling me with shame and possessing me with self directed anger.
I could see the hunger in her eyes. I could see her desperate situation.
I compared her situation of scarceness against my situation of abundance. She was facing pangs of hunger. And I was possessed with pangs of guilt. My conscience pricked me.
Pangs of Guilt
The only thought which came to my mind immediately was something which my father had told me a decade or so earlier - Always eat one morsel less.
My head hanged in shame as I walked home alone.
Pangs Of Guilt
Reviewed by Vyankatesh
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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