A Man with Tears and Pearls

February 29, 2016

Kisah ni dipetik dari novel The Kite Runner. I love this book, thanks to its unique story that I haven't found in other novels. :) Khaled Hosseini really described the stories very well and I'm sure other people who read it will experience so many feelings through out the novel, just like I did.

Happy. Curious. Frustrated. Tenang. Lega. Penat. Semua ada.

That same night, I wrote my first short story. It took me thirty minutes. It was a dark little tale about a man who found a magic cup and learned that if he wept into the cup, his tears turned into pearls. But even though he had always been poor, he was a happy man and rarely shed a tear. So he found ways to make himself sad so that his tears could make him rich. As the pearls piled up, so did his greed grow. The story ended with the man sitting on a mountain of pearls, knife in hand, weeping helplessly into the cup with his beloved wife's slain body in his arms. - The Kite Runner page 29

"Well," he said, "if I may ask, why did the man kill his wife? In fact, why did he ever have to feel sad to shed tears? Couldn't he have just smelled an onion?"The Kite Runner page 32

I don't why I really love this part of the novel.

Basically, the one who wrote the story was a boy, Amir who lived a wealthy life, thanks to his rich father, Baba. Amir spent most of his childhood with Hassan, a son of Ali who was only a servant to Amir's family. Baba also cared for Hassan in which that arouse Amir's jealousy.

Amir, loved to write short stories, with the aim of being a writer in the future. Meanwhile Hassan was illiterate, could not read and had never written a single word in his entire life. And Hassan's future may be only as a servant, keep the house tidy and prepare meal.

Despite of two different status, Hassan managed to 'criticize' Amir's story in a polite way with obviously strong statement.

*claps* :)

don't look down on others

Kadang-kadang, kita perlu tanya pendapat orang lain tentang apa yang kita nak buat. Why? Different people think differently, with their own unique thoughts, perspectives, points of view what so ever. :) Pemikiran tu sudah semestinya dipengaruhi oleh cara hidup, latar belakang seseorang tu.

Setiap orang ada bidang masing-masing, yang walaupun berkaitan namun ada perbezaan. Contohnya seorang doktor mungkin tak semahir ahli farmasi dalam ubat-ubatan. Seorang pelumba kereta mungkin tak semahir mekanik dalam membaiki kereta yang rosak.

Moralnya kat sini, jangan pandang rendah pada orang lain dan jangan rasa diri kita tinggi sangat. T_T Tapi jangan pulak rasa diri kita tak berguna. Remember, we are special in our own way :)

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