Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Dove and the Eagle

“Why shouldn’t I cut someone else’s throat to snatch what I deserve? Why shouldn’t I be blatant about my needs? Why shouldn’t I cut the crap of decency and get straight to the point instead? Why shouldn’t I simply be a predator? Why shouldn’t I push the other in the crowd to get to my prize? Tell me mom, why shouldn’t I?

His mother thought for a while and then replied, “Have you ever seen an eagle?” The boy nodded. “Have you ever seen a dove?” The boy frowned but nodded again. His mother continued, “An eagle can fly much higher than a dove. Much higher! It’s fiercer than a dove too. Anytime! And being an eagle may surely help you fly higher than high in your life but in the end, my son, people only admire a dove. For - doesn’t matter its limitations - it’s a dove that inspires love in the hearts of people. And it’s the image of a dove that stays on, in a pleasant way, long after it’s gone.”



By: NovoneeL ChakrabortY

24 comments:

sumedha chopra said...

its real gud!!!!!!!!!!

rimi said...

BEAUTIFUL STORY!!!!!!!!
i hope people realize the essence of this story and remember throughout their lives.....a really touching and brilliant story.
keep it up dear!!!!!!

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Thank u dost!!!

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Thanks Sumedha :)

Niti said...

but why do you care about what people admire. Your loss is yours alone and your success is yours alone. 'people' might just be there to hang on for a while to either appreciate or degrade. but in the end, isn't it YOu who matters?

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Thanks Niti for your comment ...

You are right in the end its 'I' that matters only in case you opt to be the Eagle ... that's the point of the story whether you opt to be the eagle or the dove ... ur choice depends upon - as u have put it - what you want in the end ... (mind u i haven't said the boy changes his mind ...) may be the mother lead a life of a dove and may be the boy - even after his mother's explanation - will live the life of an eagle ... the purpose of the story isn't to mock one's choice but to ask oneself - "who m i or what i want to become - a dove or an eagle?"

Niti said...

well said.. n I agree
and I liked the book btw..:)

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

My pleasure Niti :)

ARINDAM DEY said...

Good One Bud...Keep it up!

YAWP!!!

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Thanks Chek!

prachi said...

A deep msg has been revealed in the story.......i personally believe a story has sumthg to gve you at the end of it....n u deliver it perfectly n make it worthwhile.....

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

thank u for the comment Prachi :)

SandyaS said...

that was vry nice. at times when life becomes harsh it always raises in the mind as to why we shud continue to remain good. this story here will helps explain the reason to remain that way:-)

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

I agree Sandya ... thanks :)

Shilpa said...

Nice thoughts... Nowadays people have become eagles to survive the competition and meet the expenses. Circumstances force them to be so, they understand the dove in themselves only when they reach the level of satisfaction...

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

True Shilpa

ZeAL OF LiFe.... said...

really nice !

Connected..Yet Disconnected said...

lovely... I needed that.. :)

Pretty Me!! said...

awesome thought !! really cool :)

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Thanks!!!

rashmi said...

gud 1 ...but nobody now has tym to thnk whether u have been an eagle or a dove to fly highest...survival of fittest is in vogue...

n B c said...

true ... but everybody is only a choice away from what they want to be ... right?

sagar said...

novoneel in one word u give the new defination of love in ur novel thing beyond forever .at many time in ur novel iwas choked and iam going in my past every people say in this world the love which was happen in teenage is just attraction.but u prove that love is happen 1n age of 14,24,54,74 real love is find in this world like find niddlie in wheat hue but u make wrong all of them personally what uhave done in ur novel its difficult to do for any one in upcoming 100 year

n B c said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sagar!