Sunday, July 19, 2009

Story time

It is touching to see stories work their charm on a two year old. The eagerness with which she innocently enters the unknown world in the story, her impatience to know what comes next- will the poochakutty find a home?, her sorrowfilled eyes holding in its sympathetic gaze the rain drenched poochakutty , the sheer joy in her face at the happy ending - she comes out of each story changed in some intangible way. Every story lures her out of herself and her known world, teaches her to open up to the mysteries of life and immerse herself in the suffering and sorrows and happiness that is not her own. Each story makes her world richer. For how long will she be protected from knowing that all stories need not have a happy ending?

2 comments:

Thulasi Kakkat said...

ക്രാഷ്‌ കണ്ടിട്ടുണ്ടോ?

അതിലൊരു കഥപറയല്‍ രംഗമുണ്ട്‌. വെടിയൊച്ചകേട്ടിട്ട്‌ കട്ടിലിനടിയില്‍ ഒളിച്ച മകളെ ഉറക്കാന്‍ മെക്സിക്കക്കാരനായ ഒരച്ചന്‍ പറഞ്ഞുകൊടുക്കുന്ന ഇല്ലാത്ത ഒരു മാലയുടെ കഥ.

Sureshkumar Punjhayil said...

:)
Best wishes...!!!