the big and small of things

13 Feb

i made a young friend yesterday in the bus. He should be around 9yrs. Dhanesh. It was so refreshing to spend time with this over enthu kid who played game after game with me from the time i said hi till he boarded off the bus. I wonder where all this enthu vansihes 20 yrs down the line among us youth!

dhansh spoke to me as freely as he was speakign with his mom! his innocence and wit amazed me and makes me smile even now. i asked him, so wat do u do ? to which he replied promptly ” i study”. i said, ” ya thats ok. but wat else do u really enjoy doing, some sport maybe?” and pat came the reply ” chor police”. haha! i happily burst out laughing! HE EXEMPLIFIED UTTER CUTENESS GUYS!

after 10 min of conversation , we realised that we live just a building apart. a twisted cliche, but the world seems like the size of a peanut sometimes. among the many cool things i learnt about my pal was that he sports a ‘one of a kind’ SPY watch, has lovely dimples on his happy face, and he often confuses the words tiger and trigger! he and his pals hide in a haunted house while playing  hide and seek. And sometimes when his pals arn’t around, in his own words “its just me and my torch” hiding with no fear! when i told him  i am a copywriter, dhanesh said i was a copy cat…eerr no a COPY HUMAN!

His mom n i got talking, and its decided that we will be spending this summer vacation together. I wonder if i will be able to match his high spirits even for an hour. and this is coming from someone who is highly zealous herself, or so they say! so dont underestimate my little buddy here.

when it was time to get off, his mum took my fone no. , but my dear fellow comes up and asks me for my email address. dear o dear, our leaders of tomorrow are going to be people to reckon with. people like dhanesh.

we struck such a beautiful chord, it seemed almost surreal. our loud convos and games definately entertained the entire bus population. feels so strange; on one side there is so much violence and greed and on the other side there is so much innocence and joy. and both of these on the same side of the planet… i wonder why i slipped into this ‘philo’/ ’emo’ mode suddenly. u add 15 to dhanesh’s age and this is wat u wil get:)

along with meditation, i am going to make it a point to spend some time with kids everyday. Kudos and thanks to all those people who make my life more bright, fulfilling and enterprising than it already is!

I owe u one buddy!

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5 Responses to “the big and small of things”

  1. Abhishek February 13, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    the bus sounds like fun! am sure dhanesh and you would have had tons of fun…i am in the midst of handling an older, quiter dhanesh in the YES+ in Abu Dhabi…only the second course here. just retuned from a nice long day of fun!

    My site is http://ratnaabhishek.blogspot.com/

  2. priyax February 16, 2009 at 7:19 am #

    wow someones gone international!!! much love!

  3. Akshay March 1, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    yeah, there’s nothing more intriguing than watching kids, knowing that they are not being watched. Makes me wonder why do we grow up and become the way we are, when we are born as such wonderful human beings. Nice One.

  4. Dhanesh March 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm #

    im dhanesh too 😛

    The smiley does not signify an oxymoron

  5. priyax March 20, 2009 at 9:33 pm #

    moron then?
    hehe just kidding!

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