Thursday, July 06, 2017

21st century parenting

How did we learn life long lessons? In moments, in one liners
and sometimes,
on long, silent walks
In an admonishment
or a forced walk ...
to a Gurudrawa
the mandatory 20 minutes of "meditation" during which
we closed eyes and
rehashed jokes to ourselves.
In a prayer
heard only once
and read many times : Make me a channel of your peace".

The children, they are doing the same things.
Our parents
threw no security blanket around us
they trusted teh goodness of strangers
And that, methinks
is the only difference.
The goodness of others
And our belief in it
Are both rare commodities
getting rarer still.

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