.....because your silence can become a matter of LIFE or DEATH for somebody.
while travelling in the metro today, I noticed a young GRASSHOPPER sitting quietly on the shoulder of the person standing next to me. I thought i shd tell him but then, I don't know why, I hesitated!
I thought it would probably startle the guy, the young fellow wud cause unnecessary commotion in the metro by hopping around bla bla bla. and I retracted.
a second later, the man slung his backpack on his shoulder and the poor grass-hopper was eclipsed under the strap of his bag! I was shattered. My TACITURNITY resulted in the untimely death of a young chap who had yet to see the world!
It wasn't the 1st time. In fact, I don't even have a count of the number of times I have FROZEN to say a word to an amazing GIRL...only to watch her walk past me till she disappear in oblivion ...never to return.
but I never felt that bad in all these occasions as i did today. Before the guilt could overpower me, it just struck me that maybe its not too late yet. I finally spoke. thankfully the grasshopper was a resilient bad-ass. the moment the man lifted the strap, it hopped to life and freedom...teaching me a lesson for life in the process.
Don't wait, don't procrastinate, don't hesitate, cuz its gonna be too late by then...just say!