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Zeena Singh

In Appreciation…….. of the simple pleasures of life..

By EMN Updated: Feb 28, 2015 9:42 pm

Zeena Singh For Eastern Mirror Sunday

Hello folks,

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] believe that life has so much to give if only we cared to give a little thought to the most minuscule of joys (which we’d find so much of) only if we’d stop looking at the looming discomforts and discontents.

So here I am, to share with you the simplest joys in my life as I have experienced some time in my life and those that I take as I face each day, at a time.

As most often, I surf channels on the television desperate to find something other than the every-hour-routine humdrum of slapstick jesting , the addictive obsessions of soaps , nor the report flashes of dismal murky politics ; Instead I seek and find comfort in the variety that sparks off prolific brain waves –National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet, History and the type.
In one of these brilliant locales one day, was my encounter with a company of (as they all came across to be) the most Knowledgeable, Well- informed, Intelligent, Sharp, Quick-witted individuals. A group diverse in language and nationality yet so cohesively connected; linked by a fine but powerful thread of appeal and passion in their profession as Scientists and Researchers.
The charm of what caught my fancy was not only their learned competence, not the keen alacrity (greatly to be admired), and presence of mind par excellence, but greatly that of the heart – the soul which was applied with equal ardour in carrying out their mission on one of the most exotic and elusive of creatures, the ‘snow leopard’.
Here she lay this exquisite piece of magnificence, in her most vulnerable defenceless state, almost under the complete control of the experts; they required her to be so while they completed the essential operation of the assignment at hand. While at it, the meticulousness with which they watched over her, attended every minute detail for her well being till she could hold herself up was more than admirable.
All at once it was time to let her go. With bated breath they watched each step she took up the sheer precipitous mount. As her ascent took her further, the focus now on the expressions of the group below gave-away what lay beneath the outer facade of these my proficient professionals.
Awe-struck gazes wonder wrought, brimming eyes that followed her said it all. Every one of these brilliant faces painted a picture for me. It told me of the quintessence of what it takes to prove that excellence in every task truly needs the right ingredient – Sensibility in the midst of all the existing Sense. For me, that spark of compassion and sensitivity for God’s beautiful creations from such men of genius clearly raised my regard and admiration scores of notches higher.

(Zeena Singh is learning and development professional. She is the
founder of FINEZZA, the learning studio)
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By EMN Updated: Feb 28, 2015 9:42:39 pm