A revelation

‘Anwar…Faiz… slow down , will you ? Its difficult for your old mother to keep pace ‘ .

‘Sorry, mother ,  the boys aged 8 and 10, answer in unison’.

The demands of work and family  had made long walks a rare occurrence for Farzana .

However, she  had promised to show something beautiful to her boys and reveal a precious part of her, hitherto unknown to them .

‘Its on the other side of the stony stairs’, Farzana announces enthusiastically .

They run through the stairs and find an aloof Buddhist temple on descending . The golden sleeping Buddha fills them with calm and the holy chant elevates them.

‘I am a Buddhist by birth . I adopted Christianity in school . And, now I follow Islam because I find the  answers to  many of my spiritual  questions hidden  in the Holy texts of Islam. Remember, religion is just  a medium to know yourself better, a medium of self-expression. Make no more of it ‘, Farzana says  affectionately,  holding their young hands.

They hear the welcome chimes from  the shining Cathedral , situated only a short distance away.

Word count- 175

Written for flash fiction for aspiring writers, based on this week’s photo prompt . Thanks to priceless joy for hosting the challenge.

This week’s photo prompt is provided by J.S. Brand. Thank you J.S. for our photo prompt!

 

 

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21 thoughts on “A revelation

  1. Another gem. Love the positivity that exudes from your beautifully written posts, Moon.
    This story truly resonated with me. I was born a Hindu, practised Christianity at school/college and now a practising Buddhist for life. More power to your pen.

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