Time to let go ??

20 Mar

These last few weeks have been hectic.

An academic  session is coming to an end.

I have been stealing glances at some blogs and commenting too.But somehow couldn’t manage enough time to write.

The day I bid farewell to my Std. II kids was very emotional.

I felt I was sending them away to an unknown place.

Sahil was worried why I held on to him with a tight hug for a long time.Being the most restless and talkative kid in class, he has all my empathy… But I know it will be an uphill task for the new teacher next year.

Abhipsa , being the reticent and shy artist has all the ingredients to bring out the protectiveness in me..

Shruti, the perfectionist makes me want to ruffle her dress and shuffle her books so that she relaxes and learns that there is  more to life …

Akansha, the kid who is expecting a  sibling after ruling the house for seven glorious years gets a special hug. I know she will face a few tough months ahead getting used to sharing space …. 

Mayuresh with his thick glasses had finally learned to write …

So many thoughts and time slipping by..

I know that this hurt is inevitable every year. It is a sweet pain. As a teacher one wants to be gradually dispensable…

A teacher has to develop detachable attachments,else she will wallow in her past pupils and fail to take the new ones in to her fold.

I had read somewhere that parenting is like kite flying..one has to let go to succeed in the job..

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10 Responses to “Time to let go ??”

  1. nagraju March 21, 2008 at 6:23 am #

    kids are so different. only by being a teacher, this variety can be observed.

  2. neel3 March 22, 2008 at 4:45 pm #

    @nagaraju :welcome to bluewheel.

  3. Harsha March 23, 2008 at 6:06 am #

    Its nice to have such sweet pain.. lucky you being a teacher and teaching such wonderful kids ..

  4. dinsan March 24, 2008 at 8:33 am #

    Really touching……………………….

  5. niks March 25, 2008 at 5:26 pm #

    Very well written. Hardly do we realise the emotions that teachers go thro’. This one touched me a lot.

  6. praneshachar March 27, 2008 at 2:47 am #

    teacher is unique person in every one’s life. u r special amongst them with so much of committment and dedication. Parting is always painful and when you are extra attached this will be more. but as you have mentioned you have to develop detachable attachments else it will be difficult but for you again the next session begins one more new set of
    students will come so it is like a ritual. as long as these kids are in ur school u can always watch their growth and performance and feel proud oh!!! they were my students in 2nd std., great feeling for u at that time.
    as in this case is part of the game u have to go on and on…………..

  7. neela March 27, 2008 at 11:16 am #

    Thanks everybody.

  8. spandana April 30, 2008 at 7:38 am #

    all experiences are dispensable .. but letting go of good things opens up more good things to come. in an engineered world, it’s good to recognize the wonder of letting it happen.

  9. srik May 20, 2008 at 11:50 am #

    Thank you very much for opening up the teachers’ side 🙂

    I never used to understand dad when he came back from work one day saying, “I dont have to work anymore, I’m retired”! I always thought its easy to stop working, than actually working.

    Its almost the same sentment!

  10. neela May 20, 2008 at 2:53 pm #

    thanx, everyone…

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