To my students
As I bid adieu to yet another batch…..
I ask myself “What do I feel?”
I feel proud to have been part of their lives…
I ask myself “Would they recall the hurried crammed up facts?”
I believe that years from now they will perhaps remember some facts vaguely but they will reminisce on the stories we shared. Of kindness. Of Humaneness.
I ask myself “Did I not listen to their confused minds patiently?”
Yes, with a firm belief in the inherent goodness of young minds and young people
I ask myself “Did I leave any stone unturned towards success?”
Maybe yes, for I shared with them the importance of failures
I ask myself “Did I shower them with enough love and affection?”
I think I did. Despite the late submission, absenteeism, and occasional rebuke ☺
I ask myself “Will they remember me?”
They would reply “In our Nostalgia of Space? May be somewhere…yes somewhere.. “
And now I ask myself “What next” as I look around at the empty corridors …
And realise that ‘Life goes by in the blink of an eye’