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Melody of Love - By Eva Bell - continued

by Eva Bell
(Bangalore)

continued from Melody of Love



The sprawling campus is home to over two hundred people, some still under treatment, some fully cured. Here they live and work together, teach and learn, laugh and cry as one close family. This is the only family I care about.

After work, these inmates gather at the Recreation Club. There are books to read and games to play. Television sets and musical instruments have been donated by well wishers.

There had been a lot of excitement in the air. A new Director was expected this morning. He was to be in charge of the rehabilitation unit, and marketing of the products manufactured here. I could not make it to the “Welcome” program in his honour, as I was held up at the hospital.

The lights were still on in the Recreation centre, when I walked back to my quarters. As I approached, I heard again the tune that had been ringing in my ears all day.
“Yours is my heart alone…..”

I peeped in through the window. As he raised his head, I saw the far-away look in his eyes.
“Rudy!”

I tip-toed away with the song in my heart.
“Not just yet,” I thought, “Tomorrow I’ll pay my respects to the new Director.”

The silver moon smiled down on me as if to say “Will do!”
End

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Sep 27, 2010
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Melody
by: vimala ramu

To think that even medicos had inhibitions about certain curable diseases!

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