As I watched the different steps in harvesting of paddy, I realised that it involved long hours of work enduring the heat of the day! Th women cut he paddy from its stalk and men beat the bundle of the paddy on the ground to separate the grains. Then the grain and hay are dried in the sun!
Between the time of planting and harvesting, there is again sustained care and nurture!
It is a toil for existence in one sense!
While talking to the labourers working in the field I realised that it is for their livelihood they do this!
Yesterday, while talking to the last family who came for a consultation, I came across a similar story of travail and pain!
There is turmoil within and without!
It is this which offers a challenge to live conscious of the wounds of others and engage in the vocation of being 'wounded healers'!
M.C.Mathew(text and photo)