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A Great Discovery

  • Date Submitted: 02/27/2012 12:36 AM
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While it is true that great discoveries often occur when a person explores the unknown, venturing far from what are familiar, important breakthroughs can also result when people take the time to look closely at their daily surroundings. As a matter of fact, the greatest discoveries often occur when people recognize in their familiar surroundings certain opportunity that others have overlooked or when people recognize that the way things have always been done is unjust or ineffective or unnecessary.
It all happened during the Easter holidays. My parents being abroad for work, I had to stay at my grandfather’s. My grandfather, born in the early 20th century, was a very kind hearted man.   Unfortunately, I had never really knew my grandmother. From what I heard, she was a wonderful woman and when she passed away eight years after being first diagnosed with breast cancer, she was deeply missed by her supportive family and the people and friends who she came across with.
In fact, my parents had gone abroad for a period of 1 month leaving me with grandpa. My grandfather, a weak and old man, not being able to do the household chores, seized the opportunity. As I was staying over there, he asked me to offer him a helping hand in cleaning the house.   I could not refuse as I was bored and I thought this could be exciting.   The house had a first floor. At first, we had started by the ground floor. The ground floor itself took us one whole day to complete. Both I and my grandfather were worn-out.   So, we made up our mind to carry on the cleaning on the day after.
The next day, Grandpa and I were already awake by seven o’clock. Without losing time, we got ourselves ready for work. Grandpa started tidying the rooms whereas I, the loft. Actually, it was the first time I went into the loft. The door did not give way easier, a forceful push was needed. As I made my way inside, dust swirled around the room. It seemed like it never had a visitor in a while. The walls in there...


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