|—||Ernest Hemingway- Farewell To Arms|
And that’s what we did when we had 4 beauty queens from 4 different nations visit our physically-challenged children from a certain centre. They were Miss Canada, Miss Sweden, Miss Iceland and Miss Mongolia. They interacted with the kids, played games, drew pictures, sang, danced and did everything that would make their time with the children even more fun. Towards the end, the children were in a mood to dance and we put on a Bhangra song for them. The song was ‘Saddi Gali’ from the recent hit ‘Tanu Weds Manu’. You’d say, ‘what’s so ironic about this?’
But it is..
for a song that says,
‘Even though by mistake, come to my lane sometime’
And I saw these kids dance to this song like there was no tomorrow. Children who were living this song, who just want your time and love and consideration. Nothing more than that.. children whose faces light up when you visit them, teach them something new, respect them for the individuals they are.. it was one of the most difficult moments in my life when I realized this irony and tried hard to stop that lone tear from flowing down my cheek.