Sunday, June 24, 2007

God is still working on her!!

As the Macro cosmic Omnipresence rejuvenates into the microcosmic creations ,
as Nature replays itself in its myriad forms,
as the first ever flower receives its first sunshine and enlightens the plant,
as the first reptile soars up in the sky freeing itself from the fetters of the gravitational pull tasting freedom,
as the carbon transforms into a diamond, the precious gem:
Consciousness unravels itself !!!

While Nature is still at its play creating and recreating , its flora , its fauna and its infinite variety of creatures,we do fumble upon mutations. Yes,mutations,that are still full of Nature`s artistry yet having a pronounced difference. Yes,different in form but still an embodiment and expression of Nature. Yes,different because of a surplus or lack of the building block,the chromosome.

Let me share with you this real life story of a gift of Nature,who is different and who is special. I am fortunate to have her as my dear cousin. I still remember the day she was born, when my uncle walked into our house with a beaming face of a proud father. I remember peering into her tiny little eyes, when I was a little scared yet wanting to hold her feather like body. She grew up in a warm atmosphere surrounded by love and affection. Her tiny legs refused to take her first step even at the age of three,her mouth unable to produce audible meaningful sounds! I witnessed the silent pain endured by her parents and the whole family .... They were unable to accept that they were blessed with a special bud, which will also bloom in its own special way. She was diagnosed by doctors of various disciplines, and she also accepted alternative therapies.... She slowly started to walk,started to talk....
I still remember clearly,the way she snuggled in my lap and stared at my face trying to decipher the sounds that I produced ...the way she swayed her body to any melodious music!

But time passed,she grew into adulthood, yet untouched by its complexities. Those legs which once refused to walk slowly took rhythmic steps of classical dance. The perfection and grace she rendered would not be measured according to regular standards , but still she danced,she danced before audiences without inhibitions. Her in born talents today unravel when she cooks,stitches ,memorizes phone numbers!

The child in her still alive : still frustrated on missing out something about the adult hood,She is God's rare creation, He still working on her. Don't we also yearn for the innocence and heart of a child,faded away or buried in our process of attaining maturity? Like the consciousness which is ever flowing in all the
creations, in you and in me and in all that we see around,the same inherent consciousness is latent in my cousin and all the special gifts of Nature too. Let us not read each others labels but rather look beyond it,to read something divine and sublime , reflections of our own consciousness.

Watch this performance she gave at the annual celebrations of her alma mater swabodhini, school for special kids !

26 comments:

MyVision said...

Yes, god is still working on her... in different forms... through several people, doctors, and well wishers... everyone contributed to her development.. and yes, she blooms... she is happy in her own world... whenever i use to think of innocence, i can see it in her... no inhibitions, no preconceived ideas, no prejudices and biases... in a minute, you can see all the different expressions.. anger to love, jovial to sad... doesn't even need a second for the transformation... i think that's the innocence...
your feeling are very right nandu... well written...

Naveen said...

This is the best post i've read, perhaps because it mirrors my thoughts about her.As the mind gets clogged with thoughts and overawed by emotions created by routine affairs one often thinks .. "if i could be like her"

Kalyan said...

The beauty of words crafted wonderfully. It makes you read, think, ponder and read back again. Its very true we also want to be as a child every moment we are growing up.

dharmabum said...

beautiful :)

krystyna said...

As Naveen said - this is the best post I've read. Thanks!
Keep that light shinning!

krystyna said...

Thank you for your kind visit.
I'm happy being here!

Naveen said...

we went through the blog again .... it coveys some subtle yet deep and meaningful messages that makes one go over it again and again ....

A Little Light said...

So well written and wonderfully expressed Nanditha!
Hats off to your cousin!

The child in her still alive : still frustrated on missing out something about the adult hood,She is God's rare creation, He still working on her.
Touching and true!

Prashant said...

Hey, wat exactly is meant by blog roll??

Smiles :)

Prashant said...

"He still working on her"

He is working on all of us..
I just loved these lines

Smiles :)

Jyothsna said...

Beautifully written....she is so pure !

Bharathy said...

Well written post!beautiful!!
BTW,it seems you commented in my blog without reading a single sentence,Nabditha..:)..its Ok..bcoz its wonderful to have a person with sooo much of moral values in my Place...Thanx for your visits dear..:)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

my vision , thank you for being the first to comment! if you say I've hit the right chord , then it makes me feel good writing this post .

Naveen ,If you could read the subtle undertones I wanted to convey , thats what I really wanted . Thanks a ton for the warm comments , they are valuable to me as i know it comes from your heart.


Kalyan , thank you !it would be great if we could keep our child in us alive.

dharmabum , Krystyna,Jyothsna, thank you for leaving your warm comments .


Little light , yes , hats off to my cousin and to all in the family , it harder for them to accept the fact!

Prasanth , its true ! He isworking on all of us , all the time!

Bharathy ,
i have replied in your blog dear!
but let me once again tell you I don't comment with out reading the whole post !I didn't comment n your recipe because egg plants are not received with applause in my house hold .

Bharathy said...

Heeey c'mon Dear..I didnt mean as much as you think...
It's a real pleasure to have a person like you as my regular reader.I am honoured dear!!:)

mathew said...

Hope you wouldnt mind if I link this post to my blog..truly inspiring one...beautiful and inspiring at the same time..

diyadear said...

sweet way of looking at it.. yes god is still working on her.. yes i always wish to be an innocent kid once again..

Mishmash ! said...

Nandu, I am so moved by this post ! Her mudras may not be the perfect ones only if you just see the video and not gone through the full article..... I cant believe she has grown up to this level!!!Really an inspiration.

"Let us not read each others labels but rather look beyond it,to read something divine and sublime , reflections of our own consciousness." What an in-depth and nicely coined statement!!

Shn

Bharathy said...

Nanditha kkutty....nalla mambazhathula senchatha varum...illatti pulpy ya poidum..he he..apparam yenna thittakkodathuuu ..;)

Bharathy said...

oh athreyullu?.. karyam parayame...manga pulpinte quality pole irikkum icecreaminte vidhi..he he..illengil aashan oru mathiri pulpy ayi pokum..pinne ennode pinangalle..he he atha paranjathu,karyam athreyullu nandi kutti...:)

Asha said...

Yes, god still works on her, which i am seeing every day for the past 19 years, as her mother. Though days pass by, the child in her remains; she ensures that i don't get serious at all any time, always makes the environment so pleasant with innocent behavior and comments. Whenever i tend to get into sad mood, she realizes that and pulls me out of my sadness and undesirable thoughts through her own little ways. It's not just with me, but with everyone at home and around her, which is possible only with god's continuous
work on her.

nandu, you have made me write this comment, my first few lines on internet. i am sure, your blogs will enthuse and inspire all those who read it.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

Mathew, thanks a lot!I am happy that this post inspired you.Thanks again for linking it in your blog.


Diya, we need to keep the child in us alive .....to live life to the fullest!

Mishmash,
thank you for your words of appreciation.Lots of homework from many people have gone into the performance....


Ashamayi, what should i write to you?I have secretly always hoped to soothe your pain when I saw you endure it all the time.But I see how it has transformed you and helped you accept life situations!Hats off to you!

Susan said...

A dear child. She had to learn everything the hard way, yet she has lessons to teach us, too. Beautifully written, Nanditha.

Prashant said...

Hi Nandukka....awesome post and what a perfect title...she is in a different world altogether..HER world... her world of innocence, a free world...
I have read the post many times and everytime i finish reading it, i feel like reading it again..i could relate to everything u have ritten...and sometimes even i think as vinnannu has rightly said - " i wish i could be like her"..

Keshi said...

And I always think God is still working on me too...long way to go!

Keshi.

SG said...

"Let us not read each others labels but rather look beyond it,to read something divine and sublime , reflections of our own consciousness."

I loved these last few words..Yes, its true, God is working on her as well as all of us. But truly, she is a special one. I have seen her in person. She is full of innocence teeming with energy and passion to do something, with happiness in her world..Her dance performance is simply amazing..She is an inspiration to all of us to keep our inner child awake.

harimohan said...

dear ms nanditha
your post on your cousin brought tears to my eyes as i remembered my lost shilpa .
all special children are gods own for they never lose thier innocence and are pure in thought and deed for life ,in hindu philosophy that is the ideal one should achieve for isnt it ? but all this is no consolation to a parent of a special child .
my wife dr premila is messianic on her school in shilpas memory ,we now have 140 children plus our 2 biological ones .
i came to al ian just 15 days back to work in tawam hospital
nice to know you
all the best
hari