January 3, 2013

Deference to SCE

I fretted initially fearing that I may not fish a friend of my type. It did until I met with my Hi- bye friend, who graduated from the same university. We have known little through football matches while we were in our previous college.

One Sunday as I was heading back to college from shopping, I saw him in the college soccer field. He was startled to see me. We congratulated on each other’s success and dispersed saying we would drop by the college canteen in the evening. That’s how we met in Samtse. Everybody was new to each other and we decided to stay together. Our nine month long stay in the college had been fruitful. Not even a single conflict erupted between us. Two of us resembled similar life style. He was a better cook and I was a good feeder.

It often brings tears, when I recall the halcyon days. Times spent with friends were beautiful filled with joys and sorrows. We made much out of days beside books. 

Assignments and library books were submitted late. The penalty imposed was not paid on time, for the wallet remained empty most of the time. Morning assemblies were scheduled turn wise and hardly had we made it. I would be up till morning 5 or 6 surfing or writing assignments often. The freshness and the early morning sunrise were missed frequently. Misuse of stipend and most things were credited from the nearby shops.

Good thing was that we never abrogated the laws of the college and indulged into troubles. Classes were attended regularly and participated in co-curricular activities actively. The yearlong stay had been completed with stress of assignments, credits and examinations. 

Now I owe to the college, myriad gratitude for transforming my inner thoughts. The values and attitudes assimilated helped me to ease away ignorance and hesitancy that was clouded in me. The way I view the world has changed and the ways in which I socialize with others have climbed up significantly. I have learned to sacrifice and compromise. I have learned to be adequate beyond measures and voice out my fears. 

The relishing wisdom blessed on me guided me to be good and value based human being.  I have been tamed wisely and famed intuitively. My temperament has profoundly diminished and the way I present my attitude has changed in leaps and bounds. I have inculcated sense of responsibility and altruism. Respect for elders and care for Youngers is what I have nurtured. Gradually, I have been able to inhibit my sluggishness. At this instant I sleep beneath 
the canvas of star filled energetic sky.

The amateur thoughts have now fructified and matured. The languid lifestyle is vanishing and reality is yet to be endured. Challenges and constraints waiting in every niche of opportunities and success anticipated by everyone, life has become the survival of the fittest. 

While I liberate myself from my own unconsciousness, I assure to impact people around me positively and infuse in them good morals.  And whenever the moon lusters on my roof top, I treasure the values and principles worth more than the gold, endued to me by the college.

I went there as a boy and came back as a man.

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