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Learning From The Children

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by Viswamitra, Jun 10, 2019.

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  1. SpringB

    SpringB Platinum IL'ite

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    oops sorry! I probably did not understand well enough.
     
  2. Viswamitra

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    I revere both of them and they are great writers too but I was not referring to either one of them in my response.
     
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    @SpringB

    Please don't feel sorry. I just wanted to clarify my intend of writing this thread and certainly not to point out the mistake in your response. :)
     
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    Dear Viswa,
    You were very clear in your post. I only could not conclude my reply the way I wanted. My point is children need guidance and supervision of their elders but seniors can't afford to be children all the time because who will guide and supervise them? It is said that childhood returns with old age like complaining about food or clothe or something else but these very childish tantrums are not liked by those responsible for their care.
    In my opinion, seniors need not stay with grim or grave face all the time, they should enjoy life as it comes as humans and at times as children.
     
  5. Amulet

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    We learn much from Rihana. That post #11 is excellent think-aloud. Brilliantly expressed. Arguably the highlight of this thread. Close to home for many who have had their own personal experiences. It is best to leave it be, so as to educate/entertain the latter day browsers.
     
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    Maurice Sendak, the author of Where the Wild Things Are, was famous for sending letters in envelopes beautifully illustrated with original, one-of-a-kind drawings like the one below:

    Sendak_env.jpg

    When Terry Gross, host of the show Fresh Air on NPR, asked him: “Can you share some of your favorite comments from readers you’ve gotten over the years?”, Sendak had this to say:

    “Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters—sometimes very hastily—but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card, and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother, and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That, to me, was one of the highest compliments I've ever received. He didn't care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it; he loved it, he ate it.”
    Viswa: Excitement, Expression, Simplicity! :clap2:
    Rihana: Jeez, that card would have paid for college, you irresponsible wild thing you!!! :yikes::rage:

    :beer-toast1:
     
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  7. Thyagarajan

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    I agree with this.
    2. This reminds me of my college days at presidency in Chennai. Fortnight Sunday with couple of class mates including Revathi we volunteered in ghetto to free supply clothes milk powder and conduct moral classes that included Thirukkural.
    Thanks for nostalgia.
    Regards.
    God speaks thru couplets.
     
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    Who is Revathi ?
     
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    I admire your sense of humor. :)
     
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    @Viswamitra sir, @Rihana

    I completely get both the viewpoints.

    I know you are referring to @Srama here.
     
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