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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pencil & Eraser

Pencil: I'm sorry

Eraser: For what? You didn't do anything wrong.

Pencil: I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.

Eraser: That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.

I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser very inspirational. Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They're always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller / older, and eventually pass on. Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad.

All my life, I've been the pencil. And it pains me to see the eraser that is my parents getting smaller and smaller each day. For I know that one day, all that I'm left with would be eraser shavings and memories of what I used to have.

 

(I got this via email.)

26 comments:

  1. How so true bro. :D

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  2. erm..me sometimes pencil & sometimes eraser..depend on situation..true?

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  3. Very well said..great story. To keep the erasers strong and healthy make lesser mistakes of course best with no mistakes. tQ

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  4. Good story to remind us all. We started as a pencil and as time goes by, we eventually become eraser as well.

    Your time will come bro - so enjoy you remaining time as a pencil.

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  5. indeed very inspiring dude....
    that's why we have to make every seconds of their life treasurable by doing what is best for them... let us offer respect and love for them

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  6. ayunda - hmm, elaborate :)

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  7. bananaz - i like your comment :) agree, make less mistake.

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  8. terra - yes. sad but true :)

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  9. drsam - yea i want to appreciate my time as a pencil before i turn into eraser :) for the time being, i will take care of the eraser and as a pencil i will make less mistake so that the eraser won't need to erase much.

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  10. blue - agree mate. we have to appreciate them and cherish every moment :)

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  11. huhuhu...creative siot

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  12. hi faisal
    will not be online tonight for xmas eve so lemme greet you now a
    Merry Christmas

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    Bro sorry sesangat ye....

    eeemmm ni time mak ayah tengah cari buku skolah.... pensil dan pemadam....

    tapi kan bagus kalau pencil dan pemadam tu boleh jadi real berkata-kata camtu.... pensil dan pemadam kena ade mulut lahhhh nampaknyerrr

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  14. meow - dapat daripada emel :)

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  15. blue - merry christmas Blue! i hope it will be a great celebration before this year ends :)

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  16. afzainizam - ni perumpamaan :P mak dan anak kan memang ada mulut.

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  17. Perumpamaan yg mengena..sungguh mereka sanggup melakukan segalanya demi anak2 tersyg..sanggup bersakit dan penat utk kita...Putaran dunia itu mmg seperti itu nanti giliran kita pula menjadi eraser.

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  18. ad - betul tu ad. bila dikenang semula, sekejap je kan orang tua kita dah menjadi tua. kita pula dah semakin mendekati umur parent kita di kala kita mula bersekolah. walaupun pedih, itu lah hakikat manusia. kitaran hidup manusia.

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  19. i'm touched...:((

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  20. i almost cried when i read this..thanks bro..inspired me in so many ways..

    i miss my parents..

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  21. Axim - Be a good pencil yea :-)

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