THE TEACHER WHO INFLUENCED ME MOST….

1441549_10201540815456019_1595292598_n[1]…………………..Her photograph tugged at my heart,I could hear a forlorn rhythm,……….could feel a long lingering fragrance….a reverberating sound of silence that made me glued to her words in the class, time somersaulted in unwavering equalized turns…………….hurling itself into that irresistable enigma…..
She still had that affectionate smile and those solemn eyes which silently heard the voice of my heart……… the grey tinge added to her serenity……………………….and the flowers haggled over the proximity of the august company……………………
I could hear her voice………….her malayalam rumbled with the mixture of her own mother tongue tamil,
her peculiar way of reprimanding her kids,………………and being disgusted at the usage of her ‘favourite’ language-ENGLISH……………as per her, surviving as a cripple among the knighted subjects of education……………
Decades stepped back………… Nouns,Pronouns and Prepositions played hide and seek like a defiant kid………….squealing ………..in my ears……………….,Lessons turned over………..pages discoloured yellow……
…….fascinating stories……….brewing inside them…………..aplhabets knotted together brightened with
colours demanding gruelling attention………….meanings scribbled incoherently……….. taking turns to be a part of the mumblings………………….
the red coloured pen………….that nestled in her fingers and made me crawl to perfection……………….
that smile which told me in innumerable ways………………to strive…………………………….
ENGLISH………………learnt…….Mrs Seetha Rajan’s way………….the teacher who taught me…………to string together words…………..so that they epitomize…………..and celebrate………this wonderful language
which made the two of us place each other at the pedestal of our respective hearts……………….
Years have sped along………….since I ever saw her………………..but she never looses a single moment…..
to whisper in my ears……………..when I dissuade myself from words………………….and its her blessing……………that today……………….I teach this impeccable language………………………..with my utmost efforts………………THE……… Seetha Rajan…….way…………………………………

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