Ripped Out

Run [ruhn] verb, noun, adjective:  to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground.

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To run; running; flight.

“Why are your toes like that Dadu?”, a 4 year old asked his grandfather once, prodding the hard, bone protrusions around his grandfather’s big toe.

“When we were young, we would run over rough surfaces bare-foot and kick a hard rubber ball. That was how we played a game called football. Thats why my toes got so hard and rough.”

“What’s football Dadu?”

“When we walk through the golf-course today, you and I will play football.”

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“Why do you always rush along the corridoors man? You nearly knocked me into the flower-bed.”

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“You don’t have to run from one end of the corridoor to the other. You can walk. Its more civil. Its wierd to have adults rushing along office coridoors like this…Im just telling you, so people don’t make fun later.”

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I remember running along Marine Drive this once, tears streaming, the rain lashing my clothes and the monsoon wind nearly pulling me off the floor. I ran till I ran out of breath. Always the same thing…the breath gave up before the legs did. Funny how life twists these things you have taken for granted all your life into a macabre, hollow mockery of something so…vital.

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Run [ruhn] verb, noun, adjective:  to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground.

4 responses to “Ripped Out”

  1. you know wat…. i read this post again, and i know that the problem is thankfully solved and all…. but i have to mention that i like this post…. dont have any idea why…

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