The stars descended on earth …and I shifted my gaze!!

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
A status message that adorned my chat window for weeks now found a new meaning.
This was a story that unfolded like a painting on canvas; the blob of red, the dash of yellow…the smearing orange…the pain, the confusion, the happiness! The endearing blue sky and the green waters…the fine strokes of black and tinges of white….the realisation, the acceptance, the hard truth! This was hope on celluloid and I am not talking about the movie making technicalities.
I have been fortunate to work with and for children, who are differently-abled, who make the world special by just the way they are; who make you want to count your blessings and who inspire you to believe that when you yearn for your dream, it is not too far from reality.
Let Abraham Maslows’ words on the need for love and belongingness be thrown into oblivion; let us brush away Carl Rogers’ thoughts on acceptance and positive strokes; let us walk out of the mould of expectations and presumptions……
Let us accept ‘Ishaan’ for his uniqueness!! No book, no solemn writing can teach us that; only we can teach ourselves!
Not always does a tale merit your tear, but this was one that made me weep copiously!
And made me believe every moment that …Each child is special!
The stars descended on earth …and I shifted my gaze!!

Comments

Anil P said…
Ralph Waldo Emerson got it spot on. It must surely be amongst the most difficult things - to be oneself.
Madhurima said…
@Anil
I just couldnt agree more. Very interesting a blog you have, very picturesque:)

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