[Atharia comes to and finds herself in a private hospital. Several people are
looking through a glass. Atharia stands up to join them. The scene below
shows an operating room. Atharia locks eyes
with the doctor for a second. The doctor begins operating on
[Voice]: In darkness shrouds within the darkest hour
one life is extinguished,
one life is taken, one life is given,
one life is borrowed.
Man with all his genius has yet to unlock the mystery of life.
The scientist prideths himself in the
least of his revelations,
then turns around and
places glory on ‘chance’ occurrences.
But the eyes spill tears and the heart speaks of want,
Time immemorial HE placed inside their hearts.
[Doctor speaks from operating room]
[Doctor]: How far would you go to protect the one you love?
What would you do if you had the power in your hands?
See the man whose wife is lying on the operating table;
see his children clinging on to his legs
too afraid to show their faces.
Put yourself in their shoes; can you feel their pain?
[Atharia]: My mind is tortured…
How far would I go to save someone I love?
Would I break all moral boundaries, laws and principles?
Would I look the other way and satisfy myself in ignorance
without asking too many questions?
‘Abstain from blood’ –that is the command. No questions. No compromise.
But what of organ donation?
Could I stand watching someone I love live a life that’s borrowed?
Would I be able to relate to them without feeling a
great mental disturbance?
Would I look at them and think ‘I’m happy you’re alive’, knowing
what I do know?
The body and the spirit.
The heart and the mind.
When the body is defiled, how can I reconcile that in
But how then would I live with the guilt of knowing
I let them die?
Two guilts: The guilt of living and The guilt of dying.
Which one would I choose?
I guess the answer is hypothetical at best.
But moral decadence cannot, should not be allowed to prevail.
Free will is what separates
the humans from the animals.
You take that away – You take away their lives.
[Atharia watches as the doctor continues to work before she
The scene fades as Atharia is seen talking with a reporter.]
To be continued…