Onions Makes me Cry

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Community | 0 comments



Ten years ago, I helped a 7 year old boy escaped the hands of a cruel shop-owner. I was at the marketplace when I saw the small boy being dragged by the vendor.
He was caught stealing 2 onion heads, saying ” just saving all and will sell it when it’s just enough for a bundle, my siblings need bread to eat.”

Hearing his line crushed me, and I felt the knife slit my heart.

Paid a couple of kilos, begged the shop owner not to call the police, and let the boy go. His siblings needed him.

That moment still lingers in my senses; every time I hold an onion in my hand… it does make me cry.