Sometimes, the least misunderstanding could lead to a larger catastrophic effect to our live. It gives you new perspective on how to carry on with your live instead of just maintaining singular peripheral in dealing with certain kind of problem that keep on recurring torturing and maiming your hearts and souls. Some were born or trained to use their right side of their brain, some were used to their left. But is there a possibility or even proven scientifically that certain individuals were born with their right and the left, their logic and creative side of the brain intertwined with each other? Now, I don’t mean that the right and the left are equally balanced. But literally, do they just rumbled and jumbled themselves like sparks of a firework from left to right and right to left? If these really happen, can the poor soul ever distinguish between the reality and the fantasy, between the good and the bad, between the holy and the evil?
“Jalan mesti ke depan…”. How very appropriate this tagline from our recent TV commercial is. Looking at the face value of the sentence, one could never miss that it tells us that we should move ahead carry on with our live no matter how hard it is, how many failures we’ve gone through but still we have to keep on going and going. In reality, we do need to look behind once in a while. Sometimes we need to backtrack our footsteps to see what went wrong along our route and learn from the mistakes done. Nobody is too decent or too good moving ahead without leaving traces of misdeed along their way. Resonance from the past will haunt you forever.
Are we being too judgmental in our live? This brings me to this very interesting story, many would have heard it many times in their live but here goes my version of “The Lady With The Dirty Linen”.
*It happens in our daily live.
There was this golden age couple who live happily in a very quite little town somewhere in this world. Though they had no children, but they have each other as company and they treasure it to the fullest.
Everyday the couple will routinely do their morning chores where the husband will tends the garden whilst the wife will do her chores in the kitchen. Everything was choreographed to the perfect timing day in and day out. Back to wife in the kitchen although she enjoys her time there, one thing had been bothering her all this while. Everyday as she do the dishes, at the exact time everyday her neighbour would hang her laundry outside of her house. This daily ritual could be well viewed by the lady from her kitchen window. What was bothering her is why was her neighbour hanging her linens without fully aware that those linens were still dirty with the same patches of dirty yesterday’s residue? Come to think of it, those were the same stains all these while. She began to wonder why on earth her neighbour would that, is the neighbour never bother with cleanliness, why not just throw it away and buy a new one? Suddenly her husband walks into the kitchen to get himself a drink. Without further ado she pose the question to her husband whether he saw the neighbour’s dirty linens or not.
The husband replied, “ My beloved wife, I do see those little puzzle you mention about and by no means I want to object to what you’ve seen all these while. But if you take this kitchen towel and wipe the window glass pane, none of this mystery will ever occurred.”
To the effect of what her husband just said, she took the kitchen towel and wipe the window pane and with that the question and mystery about her neighbour’s linens that have been shrouded her all the while vanish.
Now, are we being too judgmental in our live? The answer is yes. Don’t blame others to what we are lack of, to our mistakes. It lies in us. Do not jump to conclusion upon seeing only the surfaces. Go beyond that, beneath the many layers of lining. For that we will become wiser…