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A Blessing

4.75 of 5 stars 4.75  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Rajeen lives in India, near the bustling streets of the Taj Mahal. The boy's deformity, a badly twisted leg, creates pity and allows him to make a living begging from the tourists. It is not a good life, but the only one Rajeen knows.Rajeen's father insists that his deformity is an advantage because he can earn a living without working, but Rajeen continues to long for a b ...more
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Published March 3rd 2011 by Untreed Reads
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Tara Chevrestt
A very good short story about a cripple boy in India who is a beggar.. He meets an American artist who says to him, "There are many physcial disablities, but there are many more mental ones, ones that prevent us from being all we can."

The boy's association with her leads to an opportunity for him which brings to mind the famous quote, "You can feed a man a fish for a day or you can teach him how to fish for a lifetime" (something like that..) The boy has a decision to make.. I was surprised by t
A young disabled boy finds himself being appreciated for who he is as he is in a world filled with hate and disgust. He was asked what he would want, if given the opportunity. He said he wanted to be rid of his disability. However, when given the opportunity to see a doctor and have his body fixed, he decided that his life is fine just the way it is.

We can all learn from this. There are many times when we are given choices. Think twice before you make a wish.

I HIGHLY recommend you treat yourself
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