Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"DON'T BE TENSED, SIR"





















“Take it easy…”

“But, that is not that easy…”

“Not easy, because, you are trying too much to be at ease… To be at ease, stop trying, stop struggling… Just let go, sigh, smile… laugh. And, laugh loudly.”

These were the dialogues my mind was involved with, last night…

I had given a unit-tests break for my students. They were supposed to resume yesterday. But, then, considering the past track-record of some of my students, I decided to remind them through sms’s. One of them, Himanshu, replied:

“I will be there sir, bang on time… Don’t be tensed!”

I was in the midst of a lecture for another batch when I happened to see Himanshu’s message…

Believe me, I was laughing… and, laughing so spontaneously, so happily… and I was feeling so good about it…




Boy! My 17-year-old Himanshu 

is asking me to take it easy… Chill!



Yes, I needed that dose so badly, last evening…

I immediately read out the message in the batch I was teaching… and, it made all of them laugh… relax.

Later in the evening, when Himanshu’s batch started, I found myself absolutely relaxed… Himanshu came about ten-minutes late… But, then, he had asked me not to be tensed… to take it easy, chill!

So, as Himanshu – he is quite a bulky boy – made his grand entry, I was smiling…

It took another ten minutes for our young-man to settle down and figure out what was going on in the class!

On another day, I would have got easily provoked by such ‘irresponsible’, such ‘casual’ behavior of my students… I would have blasted openly…

But, not now… I had been so cutely advised – and in my own interest – to take it easy, chill…

And, I had quite effortlessly done that…



Not easy?

Not at all…

Ask Himanshu, if you cannot believe!



GERALD D’CUNHA



Pic.: Neetu Sharma Sachdeva






6 comments:

Vanita Sharma said...

Too good, too cute!!!!!!!!! Vanita Sharma

Ujwala Nair said...

Take it easy...easy... easy. Nice post, very calming.
- Ujwala Nair

Neena Kumar said...

LOVELY!...................... Neena

Reena Costa said...

Very rightly observed through a daily experience. Great.
...... Reena

Anonymous said...

The less we struggle to be at ease, the easy does it! Wonderful words! - - Tapan

Anonymous said...

Empowerment through Communication...

Wonderful observation Sir.

Regards Soniya