Wednesday, January 23, 2008

~ Open House ~

House is made of bricks
Home is made of heart

To make a home as a house or a house as a home surely depends on all the members. But to have one's own inside as a home, its just one's own self. Connected it remains as a home, disconnected its just a house.

Every parent at some stage --school or college would have to attend this "open House" to get the assessment report of their kid. Generally, it is seen as a day of judgement for the child. But its a wonderful opportunity for the parent to expose oneself to experience the joy of being with the innocence of the children(school or college - yet to get trapped into adulthood). A parent occasionally gets opportunity to be and express his innocence. Sometimes, one tends to get delayed waiting in the queue to meet the respective teacher. Grab the opportunity -- instead of cribbing about the delay, no this and that...watch the students, parents.. and simultaneously watch your own self.. oh! its a great joy and learning too. Recently had one such opportunity and believe me, we had a wonderful time! The teenagers --mixture of naughty, vibrant and the quiet, reserved, stressed ones --can one afford to miss to experience one's own self? no way. Just 2-3 hours just went past like being in a meditation workshop. Never to get carried away by the outside happening but just making use of it to know one's own self. Attimes being a teenager expressing the innocence, attimes being a parent relieving the stressed ones(they were suppose to meet the toughest teacher). So its not just for the student --"Open House" but how well a parent can open up to the House available. Afterall, one becomes a parent only after having been a child. Now, its a wonderful opportunity to relive as a child in a matured way.
"Open House is also to know one's own Home". Rooted inside, anywhere its home!

8 comments:

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Beautiful post!!! I looove your "Open House" concept. :D When at college I was asked to be an Open House speaker. Thanks for jogging my memory of that awesome time. :D I remember the parents and students hanging on to every word I said because this was a new beginning. I hope I set their hearts at ease. I did see several nods and smiles and was spoken with after.

Hugs, JJ

Merging Point said...

Thats indeed awesome "Open House lady!"

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Merging Point, Good evening...in a few minutes it'll be tomorrow.

You're always so kind. What a great personality!!!

Hugs, JJ

Merging Point said...

Love to you JJ!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Merging Point, I've given you an award on my blog. :D

And I soooo enjoy *meeting* you in the blogosphere.You're a great friend. :D

Hugs, JJ

Merging Point said...

thankyou JJ and i appreciate your love.
Your snow shots are wonderful visual treat and inspire within..lol

Anna said...

Wonderful post Merging Point, this one actually made me smile. Refreshing, hope to have that experience one day. Thanks for sharing, Anna :)

Merging Point said...

Most unexpected moments bestow the best of experiences...it made you smile too. thanks anna!