I went to teach these kids in my spare time
And came back with learnings for a lifetime .
I went there with a dance lesson to impart
And I came home with a gladdened heart
I reached out to hold one hand today
And I was surrounded with tiny arms in sway
I shared with them some fun and glee
And I got in touch with the spirit of dance in me
I understand they may not see my face ever
But their memories are now my hearts treasure forever.
These are a few children in the circle of love
Who cannot see but live happily in the now
For them time is in the sound they hear
Before you arrive they can sense you near
Life is a vision they imagine and sense
Their every movement is real without pretense
They have their insecurities loud and clear
But its their spirit of resilience that makes them dear
Every step in their way is a test of skill
But they march on with steel in their will.
Yes I am grateful to interact with them upclose...
To sense the happiness that's within us, if we chose!
Today I embark on a new journey . I wish me luck and hope to succeed in my endeavour . Am meeting the children of the blind school in Koregaon Pune and hope to introduce them to some Ballroom dancing. Technically knowing to dance well is not equivalent to knowing to teach dance well and more so with the challenges in the making . I had promised myself to visit and see if I can help bring any positive shift in my capacity . I have no clue as to how I am going to acheive this and yet trust to simply flow with the rhythm and beat of the moment.At the moment my entire being is tuned in to that moment of connection when I actually meet the children.(my reflections before the session )
Excerpts from : Sharing the Magic of Dance ...www.savvyraj.com
I thank Mr Uddhav a Compassionate Volunteer at the school for introducing me to these endearing children. I look forward to seeing the children again .