Saturday, February 18, 2012

Nothing missing ,nothng broken!

I was counselling a boisterous 14 year old who had consumed her father's Atenolol one too many and had presented to the casualty.She survived the episode and I survived her the next day because she was not the run  of the mill crowd you come across in mission hospitals.She was in St.Mary's.Her hobby was singing and reading books.She gave me a sterling performance of a 'My name is Khan',title song.I got talking with her and generally asked her what she has been reading lately and what sort of books she liked.She told me without blinking her eye that she had liked a book titled 'I am broke,love me'-by an indian author whose name I did not catch.
I wondered what she understood by the word broke so I asked her and she told me that breaking was if the glass on my table fell on the ground and it broke into peices...that was breaking.
I was waiting for an important phonecall the other night on the lookout for those elusive vodafone lines in the HCH corridors,when I started turning the pages of an old notebook I had hastily picked up incase I needed to put in some information.My eyes fell on a line I had hastily scribbled perhaps in one of the bible studies one of my mentors must have taken.
It read-"Nothing missing-nothing broken!"sounded familiar...often they just stick a picture of some glasses implying ...fragile!!!.The next line brought sense to the phrase in the notebook.It read....
"He went missing from heaven and got broken for you and me so that we could be whole". 

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