Saturday, January 24, 2009
Life in third week of January is cool, cozy, comforting and leisurely. Already the air is pregnant with expectation of the coming spring season. In fact, 31st January is observed in North India as Basant Panchami, loosely translated it means the fifth day of Spring. This Spring is going to be special as the cutest bloom of my life completes the first year of her schooling and moves to next class. Surfing through her photographs of last year I felt a wave of nostalgia sweeping over. These were clicked when she was participating in various cultural events in her school: When she was blushing in blue for a group dance and then, all dressed for a 'Hawaiian' theme party in the school. Call it the upside of globalization that you can have Hawaiian theme party for little kids in a School in India! She was required to dress up as a Clown for a 'Clown Party'; I put several rags at my disposal to try to give the effect; the result - she did make me laugh:-D There is my little Cinderella, all dressed up for the play...waiting for the fairy godmother and the pumpkin coach...to unite with her prince charming,,,, Life is all about counting one’s blessings, and to be a part of growing up process of such little saplings is a huge blessing. One fine day, all grown up, she’ll leave my nest to face destiny. But, in the process, will leave me with some wonderful memories of her childhood to delve on….