An excerpt from a father’s diary – Bakra Eid Day
As I stepped out of his air-conditioned workplace, my body confronted the heatwave outside. While, I waited to be rescued by a public transport, I pondered about the inequality in the society. My employers sat in their chilled offices while I was subjected to these unbearable sun-rays.
But what is my fault?
The weather seemed so unbearable because it was not a normal work day for me. Today, I was leaving with my redundancy letter in my hands. I wonder how simply my supervisor could say, “You are a dedicated employee. It is just that we do not need you anymore”.
How would I face my son?
My young son, Saad, was too excited to be disappointed. How would I turn down his innocent wish? He had made this wish in advance, “I want a cute goat, this year”. How would my son be able to curb his desire while all our neighborhood was filled with animals to be sacrificed. I could have taken an advance from office to grant his wish but how would I be able to afford the goat now? The price was out of my reach.
Saad led me to the tent of animals
Saad came rushing towards me. I wanted to hide. He dragged me to the tent of animals. My wife and neighbors were there. Everyone was busy feeding their animals while I stood ashamed. Suddenly, my wife pointed a cute goat and said it was ours!
Rush of emotions
I could not belief my eyes. To dampen my curiosity my wife said, “I saved up for this for a few months”. Happiness, surprise and gratitude encompassed me. God had given me my fair share of luxuries in the form of a caring family.
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