LETTING GO

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: January 30, 2018

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LETTING GO

 

Soon this will be over.

 

As an ardent parent bird nudging her broods away from a branch to teach them the essence of having wings, so do I. This is cruelty viewed in the eyes of a beholder, but isn’t this the only way to let them know that birds are meant to fly?  Maybe this is exactly how a teacher feels seeing his student going.  There is an emotional tug-of-war, part of you is satisfied, yet something inside yearning.

 

The Batch 1. More than half of them were my “first encounter”. For almost a decade, a correlative relationship advanced. Looking back, I learned something descriptive- teaching is a two-way process. Students learn from their teachers and teachers learn from their students.  After all, teaching should be part of the inevitable symbiotic law of nature.  I taught them facts and theories about life, but they educated me life itself.  I let them explore the complexities of life processes, yet they simplified these by showing life development within themselves.  I labored explaining those reasons behind behavioral responses but in their eyes, are down-to-earth applications of all those theories as a direct consequence of our daily encounter inside and outside the classroom.  Perhaps, this is the real crux of education.

 

Soon they will learn more.  They will scale higher heights and dig deeper depths.  Very soon, they will find out that no matter how education complicates life, they will realize that it also simplifies life.

 

Presently, I’m enjoying event unfolding before me. It’s like watching a silent movie only that it’s not.  It’s a cycle or part of it, concluded before your conscious self. It is common yet rare.  For what is more common that watching them completing the stages and how rare it is to witness the completion of its delicate phase and at the same time reflects about the entire process!  Is it because graduating is as common as the sunset that we are no longer awed by its beauty and grace?

 

Someone said that letting go creates an indelible imprint to both the one going and the one left behind. I could only sigh in its actuality.  And so, I’m letting go. Perhaps they will soon return someday, in another from maybe, yet at t right appointed time.

 

Soon, this will start all over again…

 


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