Friday, April 9, 2010

bidding adieu to my alma mater

The first mile stone has been reached. Now is the time for excelling in bigger arenas of life, with the king size optimism and indomitable zeal for sweet success in the war zone of career.

12 glorious year spent in this school, the moments to be treasured, the morning bell…the mischief while the teachers used to teach .the lunch break. The gossips. The endless eagerness for results to be declared, .the 45 minutes period .endless waiting for 3:15, and so on and on, an endless list

The days have passed by and now the gentle thought fills my eyes with tears and an unknown fear grip our mind. The fear that now its time to bid adieu and part from those who are close to ones heart. Will it be easy to forget? From skirts to stylish dresses from chocolates to perfumes. From ABC to Antony Brutus and cassias’ speech, from 123 to trigonometry .it has been a long and eventful journey. .but with heavy heart n moistened eyes filled with tears I hear the sad music that plays in my heart the running to the morning school .the march past. the never ending gossips on the velvety grass, the fights, the basketball matches... the scolding of our teachers, waiting for the games period to play basketball l. bunking activity periods , hiding from teachers , the innumerable excuses in order to avoid punishments , the fabulous performance in the auditorium ,the mischief which we used to do while practice. It’s an interminable story. But now as I walk down the stairs each and every step takes me miles and miles apart from my beloved ones and everything flashes before my eyes like a sweet dream! It causes so much of pain to part from beloved ones was never known to me!
Though they cause pain in many ways we are bound to part with teachers and friends so close to heart. . I know the final bell has rung and there is no returning now! I often used to love this maxim of Shakespeare “FAREWELL GOD KNOWS WHEN WE SHALL MEET AGAIN..I HAVE A FAINT COLD FEAR THAT THRILLS THROUGH MY VAIN THAT ALMOST FREEZES UP THE HEAT OF MY LIFE.I’LL CALL THEM BACK TO COMFORT ME”. I never knew that I will speak them with such heavy heart and moistened eyes. It was hard to convince us that we will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.

I have spent almost 12 most formative years of my life in Carmel. Sometimes I really find this hard to accept the fact that I am no longer a part of Carmel family. The mind gets flooded with cherished memories of past which are now a cherished treasure. When I was somewhere between the age of 12 and 13 somewhere I read in black bold letters “SCHOOL DAYS IS THE BEST PHASE OF ONES LIFE..”Never did I realize the meaning of these words.
I have come a long way. Gone is the frightened, shy, insecure 3 and a half year’s old child too scared to even get up and ask even a single question. Instead there stands a confident young girl ready to embark on a new phase of life. I’ve often wondered about this transaction.. is it just one of those things that happened in the course of everyday living or is it perhaps something deeper something that needs to be thought about more deeply?
Tomorrow I shall perhaps face a ruthless world. One that gets even more challenging demanding more callous less forgiving and a lot less accepting. it is world where man kills man where money can buy anything including people where I am going to stand in such a world?

Carmel has given me a foundation on which I can successfully embark on the very adult business of earning a living. It has given me wings to aspire to great heights to be true to myself as a human being. Most important of all Carmel has given me faith in my self and god!!!By far the biggest thing that Carmel gave me is dream
I seek inspiration from these lines of Robert frost:

“ Woods r lovely dark and deep
But I , I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep


  1. oh!!it's so touching ayushee I really miss those days They were the most wonderful days of my life I will never forget them

  2. thnx medha!i miss u too...!..i cant forget those days!

  3. Wonderful . Incredible . u made me nostalgic . Loved those lines from stopping by the wood

    *woods are lovely dark and green
    but i have promises to keep and miles to go before i sleep *

  4. Oh man.. really you have got miles to go.. before you sleep.. :)

  5. Hahaha .. Thanks vikas ;) Hopefully :)

  6. As a kid you were better . Days spent in ur old school carmel were the best :) Wish you could go back there ... Even i miss your schoool :) Brings back so many good memories ....... This piece certainly made me turn those pages again .. !! Well done .

  7. carmel...
    today when ppl are posting rubbish abouour school on the confession pages.. i feel so satisfied to read this...