Wednesday, November 9, 2011

White Shirt

Few days before my very first day at school 20 years ago, I asked my mother why every child must go to school. I asked her such question because I was terrified of school since my parents had never sent me to pre-school. Moments after hearing my silly question, my mother took me to her wardrobe and opened its doors. She took out a small white shirt hung between her clothes and handed it over to me. It was the most beautiful piece of cloth I had ever seen in my entire life. It was dazzling white and so silky. It was made of satin. My mother told me that that beautiful white shirt was my new school uniform which tailored specifically for me.

I was so thrilled to own that beautiful shirt despite the fact it was just a school uniform. I did not come from a wealthy family, thus I wasn't accustomed to expensive and luxurious clothes. My mother then told me that the reason she bought me that beautiful shirt was not to make me like going to school but she wanted me to always remember that if I wanted to have a thousand piece of clothes as beautiful as the one I was holding, I must go to school. Only with education I would have a better life, she said. If it was not because of that beautiful white shirt and its metaphor, I might have never gone to school and would never have a better life.

7 comments:

papaYA said...

Yay, Naz is writing again..

My parents said the same, about the education thing.

Anyway, in one of the JDrama I watched recently, one of the character said, uneducated people are always at the losing end. They don't read, they have no knowledge and forever they got tricked by someone else..

Naz said...

papaYA: Memang betul tu kata karakter dalam JDrama tu. Ada satu filem tahun 2009 yang tajuknya An Education banyak bagi pengajaran tentang pentingnya pendidikan. Filem tu mengisahkan tentang seorang pelajar perempuan yang sanggup tinggalkan pelajaran dia sebab nak bersama dengan seorang lelaki kaya yang jauh lebih tua daripada dia. Tapi bila dia dapat tahu yang lelaki tu sebenarnya dah kahwin dan dah ada anak barulah dia menyesal sebab tinggalkan sekolah.

Anonymous said...

We would be lost without our mothers. Thank you, mak!

ShahRiLL RaMLi said...

kisah baju saljuuuuu sangattt! great one friend :)

Naz said...

Anon: Absolutely right. Couldn't imagine how life would be without my mother

Shahrill: kannnn?! haha! anyway, thanks so much, buddy!

No1ManUtdFan said...

nice story !

Naz said...

Thank you, No1ManUtdFan!!