Wednesday, July 28, 2010


The person sitting across me on the train was a young girl probably in her twenties, slim and petite, with long black hair, chinky eyes, asian nose, thin lips, and pale white skin. Nothing extraordinary in her dressing as I see it duplicated in every young girl or boy anywhere out on the streets.... the casual tee-n-denims and a backpack loosely carried on one shoulder. But she is different.

Because this person I see is so much more than her physical attributes. Her preferences in life, people, food, fears and stuff would probably cause a raised eyebrow. Too how much more would it surprise me if I learned about the insights, perspective, observations and impressions she holds on the bigger world outside. What about family, education, relationships, hopes and dreams? What about her capacity for pain and learning, joy and love, patience and understanding? How much can she hold or give from the heart? What does she do when life gets tough or tougher? Is she one to break into a smile for the slightest reason?

I look around the train and see more faces. Maybe having similar tastes in clothes, maybe liking spaghetti like I do, have parents, families, children, or working at jobs from 9 to 5.. or maybe unemployed like thousands more in the big city... and other teeny-weeny identical things life throws at people at one time. But that's as far as similarities go.

She's different and there's no one else like her inside the train nor out there in the world. And so are we. We are different. Because we were created to be each one of a kind. Uniquely individual. And that makes us so very special. So very specially different. :-)


  1. tahst such a cute picture with your post :) I agree with you Ellen, each one of us is unique ;)

  2. Sana! Trust you to be here first chance you can get. Lols! :-) Love it when you do that, my friend. And that's what makes you unique, wonderfully unique. Always take care and God bless you tons!!

  3. True, each one of us is unique and special in our own ways. And there maybe similarities that bring us together!

  4. That's very true.. we all are different and beautiful in our own unique ways but isn't it ironic that we not always see that beauty and appreciate it.

  5. Lovely way to say it, RGB. :-) Thanks for coming by. Always nice to see you. Blessings to you and your family.

  6. Good thought there, Aby -- "we all are different and beautiful in our own unique ways ...but isn't it ironic that we not always see that beauty and appreciate it...". Because we by habit have our sight elsewhere appreciating what is in others rather than acknowledging our own qualities or attributes. To quote "The grass is greener on the other side of the fence" ... not ours. :-)

    Thanks for taking time to drop by.
    Have a blessed day and weekend up ahead.

  7. Ellen,

    It is a fact that each of us differs from others. We have our unique qualities. Even identical twins do have some difference in their behaviour or outlook. All we need to is to use our qualities for benefit of mankind.

    Take care

  8. Beautifully said, Jack -- "All we need to is to use our qualities for benefit of mankind." -- And I think we can do that.. with one tiny kind deed at a time. :-) You take care too. God bless you and your family.

  9. Each of us is an original.- Galatians 5:26
    God created us to be unique in his own image. You're one unique person.

  10. Oh yes indeed, May. And how wonderful it is to see God's magnificence in a roomful of people each uniquely different from the another. Divinely marvelous work!

    Thank you for coming by today.
    Delighted every time you do.
    Blessings to you and yours.

  11. Ya, the essense of every man is his difference and that despite the outward similarities.

    Visiting you site after sometime and can see lot of new pictures around.

  12. Hi Indra,

    So nice to see you here again. I have been missing you. Is your power problem solved now? I read that at least it got down a bit. Hope it doesn't stop there and would go down some more to the real consumption reading in another month or two.

    Anyway, thanks for this lovely visit. By the way, loved those pictures (picasa) you've posted on your blog. :-)

    Thanks and God bless you.


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