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Age of Innocence

This is probably a continuation of sort from the last post,where I wrote about children singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Hhmm!The other day,after a benevolent largesse from the Rain God,when I was coming back home in an  Auto Rickshaw (the Aam Aadmi’s-bank-balance-ripper),I saw two kids sitting on the backseat of a Scooter driven by their father.As the Scooter sputtered across the stockpile of water,I heard a shriek followed by a delectable laughter.I was not exactly happy,not really sad,feeling “nuetral” maybe.But that made my day,or at least the moment lasted for quite some time.

My Papa still thinks I am kid,but when I see these rugrats having fun and laughing and giggling at something so mundane it ignites the spirit in me to be the kid again.The carefree kid,whose biggest trouble would probably be picking a crayon to color,or making the Class Teacher fall in love with them(ha!ha!),I had quite the crush on my class teachers,my favorite being Bhawna Ma’am from class III-B.=P.

The Age of Innocence I call it.It saddens me however how the kids today are driven by competition and the constant need to excel.I blame not just the parents,but the entire system of Education,as well as the exploding population.I hope and pray the Indian Government comes up with a solution for the grave predicament soon enough.

My Mantra for the day,to relive ONE such experience that teleports us to our childhood,where we too are not driven by the mundane routine of our Lives and live ONE such experience that makes us feel like a Kid again.That makes up content again.That reminds of our innocent selves.



Dream a Little Dream…

Oh Louis Armstrong!You make me fall in Love every time I listen to this song.=)

Due to the varying time zones,the deranged self woke up at 6 a.m. to gape at the 83rd Academy Awards.With half-shut weary eyeballs I managed to screen the Ceremony which ended with The King’s Speech winning the Oscar for the Best Picture.(Bummer!No!I cheered on for Inception,

a)I am Christopher Nolan buff,and the entire concept of the movie seems to exude transcendental movie making,

b)Because I have not watched The King’s Speech yet).

What I liked most about the Ceremony was the introduction of younger actors hosting the show.That was probably the primary reason that I watched the Live telecast in the first place.Novelty it appears is revolutionizing even the traditionally devoted Academy Awards.Just like the entrants this year including Inception,Black Swan,Alice in Wonderland and even Toy Story-III for that matter.Novel ideas coupled with a tinge of realism seem to offer the perfect recipe for an Oscar Nominee.

But what relevance do the Academy Awards have to my today’s post,well the last segment where the children sang Judy Garland’s famous “Somewhere over the Rainbow”,it struck me that as we grow up we let the Power of our dreams die.Gradually the Dreams that we dream are replaced by reality,and eventually we start laughing at the naivete whims.Looking at those children exuding innocence and eyes full of dreams as they sang,I felt like pursuing my childish dreams again.Maybe I may not succeed in achieving them all but at least I would be content that I gave it a shot.=)

So,Dream a Little Dream and dare to achieve them.=)


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