Realizations on Easter Sunday

Trust is…

…wearing skates, trying to glide with overflowing fear, yet overcoming the fright and moving forward because there are those arms right behind you that have promised never to let you fall. You don’t have to see them, you don’t have to feel them every second…but when you need support, they are right there to hold on to…all you need to do is wave or cry out once or maybe do a short ‘instability’ dance and there they are, giving you all the help you need.

But, of course, there are those moments when you feel like you are going to fall, you scream and shout and do all sorts of drama, still the supportive hands don’t show up because they have more confidence in you than you do. As much as you curse that daring act then, you realize that it’s all worth it; that it’s all part of the teaching-learning process.

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Wonder is…

…when a toddler, on his still wobbly feet, succeeds in walking past you, on skates. His pace much steadier, mind more fearless, heart more pleased…leaves you wondering where that once bold attitude of yours got dropped during this journey called life. What all growing up does to you – losing the innocence, the brave heart and what not…why oh why?

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Learning to skate, relaxing by the river, gulping down ice cream at a newly discovered coffee / ice cream shop afterward…a nice Sunday, all in all. How was yours?

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  1. #1 by Nu on April 4, 2010 - 11:06 pm

    1sst ?

    yeah 😀

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    • #2 by Nu on April 4, 2010 - 11:09 pm

      wow sounds so much fun re..My Sunday was cool 🙂 Watched movie,read book,did a review 🙂 and then watched movie again…and slept like a kid till late in the morning today…getting up to a morning when you know you don’t have to go to work on a Monday 🙂 YAY !!

      oh yeah, saw the review on the blog..yet to read it..will do right away 😀

      you have Monday off too? yay to you!

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      • #3 by Nu on April 5, 2010 - 9:39 am

        yeah students had something lined today and hence we faculties got a day off 🙂

        awesome 😀

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    • #4 by Nu on April 5, 2010 - 9:39 am

      wowiee 🙂

      🙂

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  2. #5 by liveonimpulse on April 5, 2010 - 12:34 am

    Superlative Titaxy..especially the way you’ve described trust !!

    thanks!

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  3. #6 by Psych Babbler on April 5, 2010 - 1:25 am

    You know how they say ignorance is bliss — that’s what childhood is about. There isn’t much knowledge about possible consequences or the future and hence no worry or fear. Unfortunately, once this brain of ours starts to understand it all, you get fear and worry and everything else! 🙂

    Sounds like you had a lovely Sunday. Had a relaxing Sunday here as well…what with almost everything closed…ended up renting a couple of movies one of which was amazing, drinking wine, having good conversation and good food…all at home. 🙂

    But it’s now Monday evening here and I cannot believe the long weekend is finished and it’s back to the routine from tomorrow 😦

    so you had Monday off too? How lucky! We didn’t even have the day off on Friday at our company..I had to take off :D..

    Have a fun filled week, Psych!

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    • #7 by chatterbox on April 6, 2010 - 7:07 am

      I too had full four days off 😀 😀 😀

      WOW 😀

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  4. #8 by Swaram on April 5, 2010 - 2:04 am

    Sigh! So true .. hw I wish we cud always have some of that innocence and fearlessness 🙂
    U hv hd an awesome Sunday T .. I ws busy settling up the new place and some shopping and eh, the best thing ws the ice-cream 😛

    I know..me too…it would be so easy to learn these things if not for the fear 😀

    and yay! you had ice cream too 😀

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  5. #9 by comfortablynam on April 5, 2010 - 2:06 am

    I use to go through the same thing when I was learning how to ski.. Perfectly worded T.. 🙂

    yeah skiing is another thing like this…so true 😀

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  6. #10 by chatterbox on April 5, 2010 - 2:24 am

    Wow! beautiful co-relation of your skating experience with emotions of ‘trust’ and ‘wonder’ 😀

    Hope you had a fabulous Easter skating and enjoying ice cream 🙂

    Cheers!!

    🙂 Thanks, CB. Hope you had great Easter weekend too

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  7. #11 by Dew on April 5, 2010 - 12:38 pm

    T …I am gonna put skatin in my things to do list tooo 😀 Am glad you had a wonderful sunday 🙂

    P.S. All i am doing in this summer is gulpin down icecreams 😉

    yeah do it…it’s so much fun 😀

    and yes, me too gulping ice cream one after another 😀 hopefully will work out enough to burn all the calories 😀

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  8. #12 by celestialrays on April 5, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    I freeze when I go to do ice-skating and its not coz of the ice 😛
    Good job T! Go girl! 😀

    i’m very scared of ice skating 😀 the one I did this weekend was regular inline skating.. 🙂

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  9. #13 by justaroundme on April 5, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    I fell down when i was once(my first and last) trying to ice skate and this person (who was good at it) wanted to lift me up,but i simply don’t how to get up and i was lying down for 3 mins or so and gosh so embarrassed….imagine this was in an ice rink inside a mall…

    Good luck and enjoy,i think it would be difficult for couple of classes and then you might feel like a free bird!

    😀 I know how it feels..when I went ice skating it happened many times 😆 I haven’t been back yet, maybe this winter I’ll try ice skating again…will have to overcome the fear by then 😛

    I tried inline skating during the weekend…not as bad as ice skating, but still a bit scary 😀

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  10. #14 by Meira on April 6, 2010 - 7:34 am

    Coughed and sneezed and whined. The flu’s come a visiting at my place 😦

    hugs! hope you are feeling better

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  11. #15 by Priya on April 7, 2010 - 1:40 am

    Perfect!! so true that we lose trust and our sense of wonder as we grow up 😦 .. but then kids and their ways make us introspect and there’s a certain beauty in that!!

    yeah true 🙂

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  12. #16 by Reema on April 7, 2010 - 11:44 am

    Oh I had always wanted to learn skating but never could

    you still can… 😀

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  13. #17 by Matt on August 20, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    Isn’t it nice to read all these old posts and reminisce about all the wonderful Sundays you had ? 😀 Pure Bliss.

    i have to try reading my archive sometime 🙂

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