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Paper Boat Memories

“These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination.” – Tagore

This one was floated by my daughter last year when first rain of the season soaked not just the parched earth but also our hearts. The fragrance of the wet soil filled our souls as we breathed a sigh of relief from scorching summer heat!

My daughter had a big smile on the face as she launched her maiden paper boat into the water. Seeing those folded words moving with the water, I reminisced my own childhood when I used to tear pages from school books to make paper boats and play with them in the puddles and streams.

Each time I would launch a paper boat, it merrily sailed along trying to protect the sides, putting up a valiant fight before finally giving up. And then, I launched the other ones till parents noticed and got furious about the reducing size of my books!

That day, I joined my daughter and made a few paper boats myself experiencing immense joy of revisiting simple things in life.

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  1. Raising children, perhaps, the most important part of our lives, uses, every bit of our being – our heart, time, patience, foresight, intuition to protect them,
    and we use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them.
    Parenting is a great journey. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks Pasha! It is an exciting journey indeed.
      I pity parents who are so engrossed in meeting the mundane needs of life that they almost miss golden childhood moments of their kids only to complain later that time just flies!