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Friday, November 13, 2009

My Musings

Yesterday I went to my cousin's place after a couple of months. He is blessed with two non-identical twinscards Anuttara and Shraddha. After chit-chatting with my SIL I was playing with the kids. The former came to me, held my hands and uttered, "Shruti (I won't expect respect from kids :-P), wait here.. we will show you some magic". Saying so, she murmured something in Shraddha's ears. The latter went inside the room and came with cards. Both of them gave me a broad smile and dragged the small table to the center of the room. When I started asking them about the work they are about to do, Shraddha told, "Hey Shruti hold your nerves, pack your curiosity for a few moments. Just sit and watch our magic". I was awed by their command and sat silently. My SIL giggled at me. I ignored her and watched these kids.

They started constructing a 3 storey building with the pack of 52 cards. They laid each cards so perfectly that it automatically attained the form of a perfect triangle. After giving some final touches, they turned towards me. Their eyes shone with curiosity and expectation. I let out a big WOW that they both got astonished with my reaction. Anuttara came near me and said, "Hey Shruti, bend down, I want to ask you something". I sat in the chair and she climbed a stool lying nearby to whisper in my ears. "How was it shruti? Tell me frankly. Don't try to convince us". I was completely moved listening to this. The reason is, I never expected such a matured speech from a 5 year old. I hugged her and gave a peck in her cheeks. I went near them and said, "Listen sweeties, I love what you have did and it is so beautiful. We will keep this as a monument. Ok?!". They clapped their hands and jumped in Joy.

My cousin came hurriedly into the room. He tripped on the small table and the cards were shattered. We both expected them to burst into tears, devastated by what had happened to all their hard work. My brother felt really bad and he broke down saying sorry. But they surprised us. Instead, of crying, they collected all the shattered cards. By laughing and holding hands, they went near him and uttered, "Its ok dad". They went into another room and started constructing the building again!

I realized that they had taught me an important lesson. All things in our life, all the complicated structures wekids spend so much time and energy creating, are built on card like things, which can shatter the moment a strong wind blows. Only our relationships to other people lasts. Sooner or later, something will pop up and knock down what we have worked so hard to build up. When that happens, only the person who has somebody's hand to hold will be able to laugh. The Power of Holding Hands of someone (Mother, father, sister, brother or it can be a friend too) have greater strength which can overcome any storm.

With Love,

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58 comments:

Sid 'Ravan' Kabe said...

Oh man.. the lesson is nice, but a 5 years building a tower of cards, shame on me... heading towards shop now to get cards!!!

evanescentthoughts said...

Hey that was a sweet post girl :) Liked it liked it. We need to learn a lot from kids. What you said is true about the wind blowing part. But I want to add more to it. I feel even relationships wont last for a lifetime. Sometimes, even they crumble. We just need to have faith in ourselves and go ahead in life

Mr said...

Pullarikudu !!! But really a very thoughtful, meaningfull post! There are lots to be learnt from happenings around us and what you learnt is a valuable lesson in life! Thanks for figuring it out and sharing it here!

- Lakshmi Rajan

www.gingerchai.com

lostworld said...

Such an endearing story :-) Such cute kids !! I am getting used to and looking fwd to your moral stories these days. Niiiice.

Oh read my new post.

Rajalakshmi Umapathy said...

a brilliant lesson from 5 yr olds.. Sometimes, as adult, we have forgotten these values.. only kids are here for us to make us remember these things.

gils said...

cho chuweeet :) chamathu kudamsa irukum polarukay rendu kuttisum..enna mathirye :)

Shruti said...

@Sid
Get it soon! and start constructing!! May be we all can live there :P

Makk said...

Children are one the best teachers.

Gr88!!

Keep smiling!!

Shruti said...

@Avada
Yeah so true! Believing in one's own self is the best thing!
And that too my niece's are soo smart and brilliant!

Shruti said...

@Mr.R
Pullarikudha?! Pakathula maadhu irukkanga?!! Glad that U like it! We miss world's smalled lessons while craving out the biggies!

Shruti said...

@Rohitha
Thanks sweety!! U like these stories eh?! Hw nice!!

Shruti said...

@Raji
U are very true.. as i said to Mr.R, We miss world's small lessons while craving out the biggies!

Shruti said...

@Gils
Yei, aarambichutaya ne?!?!
Indha kosu tholla thaanga mudila pa!!

Shruti said...

@Makk
Hey welcome back after a long time!!
:)
U are right!!

Cheers!

RSV said...

It is indeed a great lesson but your observation amazes me..
I mean people learn only when they want to learn

Sojo Varughese said...

Sweet little kids :) I wish them the best in their lives :)

Shruti said...

@RSV
Am proving to be the sister of THE SKEPTICAL OBSERVER :)

Shruti said...

@Sojo
Thank u so much for ur best wishes :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

There a lots we can learn from little ones :)
U surely made up a gr8 post with this incident pa :)

Hey ne engineer eh????
Coz engineering students develop this talent of making something out of nothing in exams na :D

HaRy!! said...

now thats a quite nice post...Power of holding hands do hav more power, athunalthan i always say..lil things are very important..that most of us tend to ignore and again sry for not frequenting and missing some of yur posts..ll catch up soon!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Alesson we can all take heed of.Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne,

Shruti said...

@Sathish
Thanks :-)

Aamam, nan engineer dan! Ipdi asinga padithitye!! Ippo nimadhiya!! Aana idhukkum periya talent venum :P

Shruti said...

@Hary,
very true... Lil things are so important! We miss world's small lessons while craving out the biggies!

Ne adisayama vela pakrennu solre...adha kedukalama naanga?! Unakku mudiyara podhu vandhu padi!! Expecting ur next 55F

Shruti said...

@Yvonne
Thanks a lot lady n u r welcome :)

BK Chowla said...

Shruti,this was really touching and educative.How much can be learnt from the children.Yes,if one maintains relations which stand by you,is the blessing.

gils said...

hehheee :)but kids these days!! kalakraangapa!! meejic.. drawing .playing instruments..story telling!!! OMG :)

Neha said...

these children teach us so much na.. at this age, they know all about determination, positivism, patience and the meaning of undying spirit...amazing post...thank u for sharing :))

Arnav said...

Nice :)
Children teach us things that are so obvious yet oblivious :)

Keep Writing and Smiling :)

Bharathi said...

Very nice post. very nice narration. But wheres the magic?

Shruti said...

@Chowla Ji
Relations during tuff times must be counted!!
Thank u!

Shruti said...

@Gils
Aarambichutaya!! Naadu thangathu!

Shruti said...

@Neha
Kids are damn smarter than us!
Thanks!

Shruti said...

@Arnav
Hi :)
Obvious, yet oblivious! Perfect one liner abt children!

Shruti said...

@Bharathi!
Hey thanks buddy!
Magic is their construction of the building in cards! :)

vEnKy said...

certainly a lesson for me after what o have gone through the last week.

hey shruthi ne mami aitiya decent cousin nu potrukka. Mami epdi irukkel

Being Pramoda... said...

hi Shruti,

thanks for sharing this.. they appeared a special kids...uknow .. i love to have twins..:) ..wish me that ..:) best wishes to thos little kids..

indeed, it was an important lesson..

U r a good gal..:) Wish u the best...

G3 said...

Wow.. Thats really sweet :))) Sweet hugs to Anuttara and Shraddha :)))

//The Power of Holding Hands of someone (Mother, father, sister, brother or it can be a friend too) have greater strength which can overcome any storm. //

Completely agreed :D

An Ordinary Gal said...

hey a very nice post...loved it and it inspires me too :)

Shruti said...

@Venky
:-)

Yendha oorla niece lam maami nu koopda aarambichuthu?! Am athai!! :-P

Shruti said...

@Prams
Wow, you need twins?! But beware, they are the worst pranksters too!!
What made you feel am a good girl?!?!

Shruti said...

@G3
Hey thanks for the hugsss!! Passed on!!
You are aggreeing with me?! WOW!!(Gils, listening?!)

Thanks Gayathri!

Shruti said...

@Riya
Thanks girlie!!

Paritosh said...

The Power of Holding Hands of someone (Mother, father, sister, brother or it can be a friend too) have greater strength which can overcome any storm.

Absolutely true!! One of the best things I have heard in a long time.

Shruti said...

@Paritosh
Hey that's the fact na?!
Thanku!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

Hi buddy....

I felt it is just another post, a casual one until i met the below line.

""When that happens, only the person who has somebody's hand to hold will be able to laugh.....""

It took me almost two days to get convinced about the truth behind the statement. I did dig my past, my relationships, bonds, friends, relatives, success, failure, hopes, pain, emotions, feelings and finally my blog to apply the above sentence practically in every situation and every aspect. It moved me a lot. ..... into a pensive mood..... I dont know motto intention behind writing this post, but the sentence did impact me and my memories.

Thats it....

mahi...

Shruti said...

@Mahesh
I never know this post could affect someone with this intense! I wrote what i observed. But for the two days u thought the same?!
Its the most-felt line! Cos i wrote that with the exp i got!

:)

Musings of a lonely traveler said...

Shruti!
So inspiring and I liked the way you correlated with the simple truth of life....good read ma :)

ηανєєη said...

that was inspiring .....

Shruti said...

@Mohammed
Thanks a lot bro!!

Shruti said...

@Naveen
Thanks re!

Swaram said...

Wow! What a valuable lesson! They r so matured in their behaviour :) God bless them :) Pass on my hugs to them Shru :)

Shruti said...

@Swaram
Yes they are!! Passed on ur hugs to them :)

pra said...

Nice post Shruti! I know I am late to write a comment but I am catching up with you!!

Shruti said...

@Pra
Thank u pra! Arey Its ok :-)
Glad that u read everything which u missed!

srividya said...

gr8 post!!
cards la building ah? enaku theriyadu:(

Shruti said...

@Sri
Thnks di!! Namakku yenna theriyum sollu idhu theriya!

The Aspirant said...

a very true lesson dat u hv shared wid us.......i jst wanna add dat sum relations too r d buildings of cards dat got shatter wid jst one blow of wind, bt dat blow remain remembered in our lives forever......

Shruti said...

@TA
Know what?? U really brought out the other perspective of this story!! Amazing!

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