Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Basket


Henry’s job was that of a helper at the fruit department of the city's most popular supermarket. But instead of doing his job he always stood, wearing an invisible yet heavy cloak of frustration, at a corner looking indifferently at the customers. Not that they cared for him. The customers were always busy selecting and putting the fruits, one by one, into their baskets according to their liking.

Today was no different. Only that instead of looking blank Henry was observing a kid who was fighting hard to push few more apples in his already filled-to-maximum basket. And a while later, as imminent, all his apples were on the floor, rolling to various corners. Couple of workers from the other side came forward to help but Henry stood his ground. His focus by then had shifted to an old lady on the adjacent section who was slowly putting the mangoes inside her big basket. And instantly, with an instinct of creation, he heard a stentorian voice inside him speak.

What about your basket? The one you have been carrying for so many years now… your big basket of failure. Come on Henry you were given the basket not to carry it around like a fool all your life but it was your chance to collect, using the common sense of hard work, more and more fruits of success compared to the ones who don’t get that basket ever. It’s high time you get this into your head…failures are a gift!

Henry, with a faint smile of realization, ran up to the kid and along with the others helped him place all his apples in a bigger basket.

“Next time” He told the kid, “Remember to take a bigger basket from the counter.”

Bigger the basket of failure, greater are your chances of securing more fruits of success, Henry now knew.


By: NovoneeL ChakrabortY

14 comments:

cleverfox said...

fantastic ....
gud very motivation ....
very gud ..

Angry Voices said...

Why can't we have a basket which simply springs a leak of worries?

Akash said...

this 1 was surely interesting, i cud understand the things better in this 1 as its associated with my life too, i have the same connection in my life that of failure these days...hpe i get fruits now...

nive said...

plz tell me where can i get ur novel.
i would love read ur novel and fond of reading love stories.
plz let me knoe this on my id...
born2love_nive@yahoo.co.in
thanks and regards
nivedita

peri said...

I hate to say this...
after providing such a fablus novel, which made me finish this novel in a single stretch ( from FRANkFURT to BLR flight)...i really disappointed and disheartened the tragic end for Radhika sharma...Naveen...Pls dont do this...

Im still in the novel mood and am so sensitive it take time for me to come out ...

Plus..lot of things u said in the novel made me think...(rite2babu@gmail.com)

Andy said...

Hi Novoneel,

Fantastic....
Pretty emotional, touchy.

Read it one go and couldn't sleep that night – I was about to cry after reading end of radhika.

I think people always look for Savera when they have Radhika to love.

Waiting for your next touchy story.

Andy

Hi Novoneel,

Fantastic....
Pretty emotional, touchy.

Read it one go and couldn't sleep that night – I was about to cry after reading end of radhika.

I think people always look for Savera when they have Radhika to love.

I recommend every body who believe in love make their love stronger and people who broke-up must read this to bring back their love.

Waiting for your next touchy story.

Andy

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Hey Andy

Thanks a lot for your comment man...it really means a lot to me ... best wishes ...

mrinal said...

Hi Novoneel

read ur buk..... must say..
ITS SUPERB....

xtremely heart touching,
at the end culd say, dat LUV NEVER DIES......

My best wishes for ur future ahead.....

n B c said...

Thanks Mrinal!

Ansh said...

Hi novoneel,
M Ansh here,i read ur buk few weeks back but unfortunately cudnt get ny tym to tell yaa how much i have liked ur creation.Reading ur buk ws such a pleasure for me.Trust me brother no buk has influenced me tat much as urs did.infact i havent read so many authors but i'll say u really have got sumthin in u tht u can create magic...i wish i cud talk or can c u atleast once..i have told all mah frns to read ur buk n have awready gifted two of thm ur buk....but trust me ur magician no one can do such things with words as u do...

n B c said...

hey Ansh thanks a lot dude for appreciating my work tc and God Bless!!!

Anuradha Garimella said...

Lovely..eh! :)

n B c said...

Thanks!

Narayani said...

Just speechless !