Life & Cotton Candy !

Its been a busy week. At the end of it, some tough terrain ahead stares at me. Stronger resolutions reside inside. Life rolls on.

Close to work, i spotted this kid candy seller. Looking at his merchandise you would agree that he packs quite a punch. He markets his wares to kids in a nearby school. Long time ago, the sight of cotton candy used to be mouth watering. Not anymore. These days, they bring in a great deal of nostalgia of the days when it used to be mouthwatering.

Seems to be big business for the small kid, selling cotton candy to kids as small as him. Many a time, much bigger. But he is unfettered by the size & build of his customer. So very focussed on merchandising & selling his merchandise ! The ability to focus on possibilities rather than look at immediate limitations is something that this kid taught me. A deep desire to move on despite odds. Whatever they may be.

I see him every other day. He obviously doesnt notice me watching him and learning lessons. Busy as he is with selling his candy. For sometime now, i have been wanting to walk upto him and buy a cotton candy. For old times sake. And of course, the free inspiration. I realise, Life holds its answers around us.

This time around its just wrapped inside cotton candy !

14 thoughts on “Life & Cotton Candy !

  1. Hi kavi sarr, hope you are doing good. Business is when they start early, start young and create a niche for themselves. If any of these elements are missing, then hardship is just around the corner. I hope your reflections and learnings help you go forward in life. Through these many problems, we will rise.

  2. Shiva says:

    ” This time around its just wrapped inside cotton candy !”

    Simply superb Kavi.

  3. Keshi says:

    thats so sad! 🙁


  4. CM-Chap says:

    I hopw you you walk upto him and buy that candy soon… Never delay it

  5. Good observation Kavi! Even I do observe such people. Right from my school days, I have been observing these kinds of vendors, and it is a great feeling and experience. We can learn many things from them.

  6. priya says:


    When I see the picture- a burden on his shoulder is carried along with him till he fills the kids needs.

  7. GuNs says:

    Have you heard the song “Sultans Of Swing” by Dire Straits? It talks of a bunch of small time musicians who go about their art and their passion without caring for greatness or anything such. It would make a great video to see this little guy selling his cotton candy with SOS playing in the background.


  8. Kavi says:

    Yes GP ! through these problems, we will !

    Shiva: Thanks ! It comes wrapped, isnt it ?

    Keshi: !?!

    CM- thanks for stopping by here, and leaving that note. I guess i will do that tomorrow

    Balaji: You bet. They teach you lessons that dont hit you even when you pay through the moon to attend seminars on motivation !!

    Priya: You are so very right. Whats sweet to the kids are a burden to his shoulder ! how true !

  9. Keshi says:

    its sad that he has to do it for a living.


  10. Jeevan says:

    So sweet! not the candy, this post:)

    Some years back we used to buy this candy that would be big in a stick, but nowadays we couldn’t see the candy vehicle at all here.

  11. I think it is time you started writing punch dialogues for Superstar.. recently you have kicked it up a notch on the one liners!


    time to compile them!!

  12. Kavi says:

    Sundar : Punch dialogue Kavi ! How is that..? Didnt quite realise it until you pointed it out ! And made my day, by the way !

  13. Arvind Ramachandran says:

    ‘The ability to focus on possibilities rather than look at limitations’ – excellent .. this line is such motivating ..great work kavi!

  14. GuNs says:

    Didnt I post a comment here earlier?
    Where did it go?


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