A beautiful school now stands alone,
Missing the one who nurtured it,
But now she’s gone.
Her flower still blooms,
And the Sun still shines !
The rows of flowers, the giant trees lie quiet beneath the Earth’s sky as a peaceful place of deep sorrows,
Where the stalwarts walked in times gone by….
It’s been an unusually regrettable year as we’ve lost both Indu Pillay Ma’am & Shekhar Sir to eternal sleep. They may be gone but their Spirit lives on. We all are tied together in the cosmic journey beyond space & time.
Some of the fondest memories of school life have always featured her smiling face. She was a very special person for me as she received me the first when I sought admission to MIS way back in ’76. She was the one who interviewed me while I sat on her lap. She was an amazing influence in my life, having taught me Political Science for two consecutive years. When I excelled in Political Science in CBSE as the subject topper, she was so proud. When I left school she cusped me in her embrace yet again, a moment of déjà vu for me – I felt I had time travelled & was a little girl again. She always inspired me, her sarees, her dimpled smile, her sweet voice, impeccable English, her lectures in the morning Assembly & the way she would go in a trance like state while singing along…. These moments will stay with us for eternity.
Let us not mourn her loss as she continues to live in our hearts as a beautiful memory. Let us seek her blessings today.
May she rest in peace !
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