Saturday, 21 September 2013

The 3 Giraffes




All giraffes come from the same family, Giraffidae, in the real world. They enjoy similar grumpy old faces, flaunt tails that seem to serve no purpose and necks and legs for which the word ‘long’ falls short of length. These 3 giraffes you see lounging on my settee were adopted by us over the last year. They look different from each other – in colour, size, make, material, as they happen to come from different countries. The wooden one is from Nigeria, the yellow from the US and the green one is hand-made in India. But that’s about it. Essentially, they are all giraffes. G for Giraffes. 

Just like we from different countries and continents are all humans. H for Humans. 

Then, since we all belong to one big homo sapien family walking the planet, why not get together in a closer circle? Why not open the windows of our houses freely to see and perhaps welcome in cultures and ideas that we call ‘foreign’? Why not expose our children to traditions from parts of the world other than ours, which might just make their lives better informed, more interesting and certainly closer to unknown shores?

Look around. We live in a touchy and touch-me-not world. 

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21 comments:

  1. Once again, such a wonderful post narrated in such simple language Sakshi. Have no other choice but to unequivocally agree with you when you say that as parents we should not impose our personal prejudices on our children. We must just make them aware of universal truths, values and let them make their own decisions regarding people, things, faith and beliefs.

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    1. You are a whirlwind, Jairam. I see you commenting, writing, posting, commenting, writing, posting, writing, posting, writing! First, tell me what you eat for breakfast. Second, tell me how to be you, in this diligence, energy and skill. Third, thank you for liking the post. :)

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  2. how sweet they are!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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    1. Yes! :) Thanks for stopping by, My Unfinished Life! :)

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  3. Hello Sakshi Ji

    I love your blog and I want to share an award with you.. CREATIVE BLOGGER AWARD!

    Congrats. :)

    To know more: http://koncern.blogspot.in/2013/09/and-award-goes-to.html

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    1. Thank you, Ashish. Feeling good. :) I will check the link right away.

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  4. how well have you placed the example ! making us feel free with a thought that restrictions of cultural and regional boundaries separate us somewhere down the lane !

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    1. Thank you for liking it, readersheaven! :)

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  5. Great Post!
    This is certainly what our ancient scriptures advocate- 'Vasudaiva Kutumbakam'- The whole world is a family! Let's make the most of everything together here!

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    1. The whole world is a family - Indeed, Anita. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  6. That's awesome, Sakshi. I am yet to read the full post but it's awesome to be exposed to the global world. You said it so well, We live in a touchy and touch-me-not world. It's so true on how we close our window yet claim to be human:)

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    1. Thank you. Always very kind with your words, Vishal. :)

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  7. That's awesome, Sakshi. I am yet to read the full post but it's awesome to be exposed to the global world. You said it so well, We live in a touchy and touch-me-not world. It's so true on how we close our window yet claim to be human:)

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  8. SHACKLES OF THE SOCIETY, SHACKLES OF IGNORANCE, SHACKLES OF OUR THOUGHTS, SHACKLES OF RELIGION, SHACKLES OF CULTURE, SHACKLES OF TONGUE...
    We need to break them loose
    Loved this post!

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    1. Love the strength of conviction in your comment, Red Handed! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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