Reliving the moments is what happiness is all about. It’s what we all crave for. It’s what Indira Aditi experiences and looks forward to every day with her kids, that’s what she calls her pupils at Divine Child High School.
Every evening, when Indira Aditi returns home, back from school, even before she can remove her heavy bag from her shoulders, she is eager to narrate the small little interactions she had with her kids. With a joyous sparkle in her eyes she re-enacts and relives those wondrous moments with Furkhan, Tilakram, Misbah and the rest of her kids… Indira Aditi: “What happens to the sun when the moon appears?”
Answer: “The sun goes to take a bath”.
From discovering the truth that lies at the core of innocent expressions, to being overwhelmed by emotions when attending the funeral of Sahil‘s mother’s untimely death or by Misbah‘s father’s humble request…“ Is it possible for you to teach me too?” Or the day when Anjum‘s father gifted her a Krishna idol he had made. Indira is learning life’s finer details on her own… and happily!
The glow of contentment shows through as she looks at me for my reactions and enters her room to freshen up for the second session of her day. All I gather is those innocent little ones at school invigorate her very being all the time that she is there with them. May be she is unaware of the vast learning process that she is going through and growing with, but it’s enlightenment for her every day.
Leaving home early around seven thirty and returning at eight in the evening. Eagerly narrating the high points of the day, then freshening up followed by Yoga-Kriya, then dinner (an interruption) and finally preparing for the next day and feeding the laptop with all her days work till two in the morning. I call that living life to the fullest. How else do you describe happiness!
I, as her father, look forward to those brief happening moments every evening with Indira Aditi. Yes, happiness percolates. Isn’t that what we want this world to be!
Father: Indira Aditi Rawat
Fellow, Teach For India.