Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Age old wisdom

Rubbing eyes, I look at the computer screen. The letters are hazy. Picking up my bag I head for the ophthalmologist’s. There are several others there before me.

I stifle a yawn. The wait is long.  I doze off.

A woman of 90+ with sparkling bright eyes my grandmother, pours two drop of thick dark liquid in each eye, from a bottle. The label read ‘Elaneer kuzhambu’ Dark tears rolling down cheeks she says, “Use this daily. You won't  need specs.” 

Suddenly I hear my name called. I wake up with a start. I wish I had heeded grandma’s advice.


A drabble inspired by the prompt' My grandmother said' on Write Tribe
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