Return to innocence ... this is the famous number by Enigma. No please don't get bugged by Enigma. In this post I just picked up the line because it suits well. If you haven't heard it just try hearing once and watch the video too. At last I write the post started few months back. Its time now, back to those innocent and naive lines.
Smina is very brilliant lady, she has through her hard work has earned the name for herself. Smina as a kid used to be very studious and lead the class always and every year. She has been the core of the class and there no teacher who wouldn't like her when she was in school.
Off late after her marriage with Jay she has been overwhelmed with all the wealth. Jay is very good husband and father; he takes care of her and their lone child Mike. Jay is at his best and bought a new house even when the world reeled in the recession. All thanks to Smina, she is good at calculations, learn't all through her educational career.
Mike is 6 years old and not so brilliant as Smina when she was 6 years kid. Mike is innovative in his studies; he finds always new things to do. he often amazes Smina by his craft work and drawings. He is imaginative and hence captures low marks in his tests. His imagination has no bounds, his crafts speak for its self, he has a rolling zebra pen stand, and well my words are limited to explain his creation. He is made several sketches and drawings that Smina has on display in her cube, making herself proud mother.
Mike is good at asking questions, he often asks very simple and trivial questions, Smina sometimes has to try and explain it very naive words, to make him understand. His recent question was where are we? Meaning where are we currently staying? Smina as usual explained very easily, by saying the address. Mike got more curious, his next question was 'what is this flat number and street address?’ Now Smina had task in her hand, she said that’s the house number and street name. He went on... so what next? Smina explained next is locality, then the area, then the town and city.
Mike was in smiling now. That’s it right? He asked her again in confirmation. Smina replied no there is much more; we state next, then Country, then continent, then world and the universe. Mike was totally confused; he had wrinkles on the forehead indicating the confusion. His last strained question was 'why mama !!! why so many things?’ Smina couldn't control her big smile as she hugged him.
The next morning Smina was at work as usual and Gurran, her colleague had a casual chat with her. Smina explained the whole episode of her son’s chain of questions and burst into laughter. Then she continued to tell him about the event at locality in which she stays, pointing out 'You know the majority community people right, the parents don't allow their kids to mingle and play with Mike', meaning she belonged to the minority. Gurran had big smile on his face, and uttered, 'parents are parents'. Smina too smiled though she understood nothing.
'Panchhi Nadiya Pawan Ke Jhonke...' heard this famous number from film 'Refugee' right? Javed Aktar wrote the lyrics, evergreen song we enjoy every word of it. The gist is why birds, rivers and breeze don't have any borders, and no boundaries stopping them. Borders are for and only humans, and what did we achieve by being humans. We continue enjoy the borders and differences and make songs like these, good to hear.
Enigma's return to innocence is one such song, shown in the reverse fashion, depicting the return from adulthood to childhood. Till he grows-up Mike continues to think !!! Gurran continues to smile !!! Smina and rest of the adult world continue to listen and sing 'Panchi nadiya pavan ke jhonke...' and 'Return to innocence'