I Dream To Instill Dreams In Their Eyes !

July 25, 2010
This is a winning post of the Blogadda Contest

"My Dream Job"

At 10 years of age, I used to practice “seeing” the world with my hands;  closing my eyes, I used to move around in my small study room, stumbling on to the furniture, finding my way to my almirah, and then trying to feel and figure out the things placed over there, trying to tell the skirt from the scarf.  I was practicing to be BLIND.

At the tender age of 10, my mother could manage to put this in my head that with those spectacles resting on my nose (the power of which was increasing every six months), I will become blind by the time I am 18.  A high myopic and a lover of comics, I was devastated to know that one day, all I will be able to see is darkness. It rattled my young mind and I decided to practice seeing the world with my hands.

(On the lighter side : In class 9, when I read about Genetic Engineering, I thought that at least I can have babies with the corrected genes, ie, no spectacles! Sounds funny today?!  But the biggest problem my mother had with my specs was this question “meri beti ki shadi kaise hogi”?!!!  Here I was planning about my babies, and she was wondering whether I will get a suitable match or not!)


Anyways, my life went on smoothly, but the little girl in me grew up with a soft corner for the visually challenged people.  And when I read about this topic, my heart went out to the cause I had been supporting in my own little way.

MY DREAM JOB OR RATHER PROJECT IS TO RUN A SCHOOL FOR THE VISUALLY CHALLENGED


People with physical disabilities are called differently-abled. And that’s so true.  With the non- functionality of one sense organ, the rest become very sensitive and sense things in a very unique way.  When blind children are nurtured and cared for from the very beginning of their lives, they grow up to be very self reliant, independent and become a indispensable part of the society.  But, unfortunately, they are treated as a burden, as the state lacks proper amenities for them.

For running my school, “Braille” is what would like to learn to first “read” with my hands.  I would do the direction orientation training which is given to them, so that they are able to move on their own.  And, moreover, with the advent of user friendly computer software for the visually challenged, life can be a little easier for them. 

That’s my dream,  to be able to set up a state of the art school for them, where they not just learn to live in the society, but they can hone their skills of their other senses and discover the talent hidden in them.  There are a few schools in Delhi, and I had been a part of one of them, recording textbook matter in cassettes.

We dream, we want things for ourselves, but we forget about the lesser advantaged in the society.  Trying giving a little back to these sections of society in your way and you will know what happiness is!



dreaming about flowers!
I will be dishonest, if I don’t disclose here that my heart harbors another little dream….. I want to be a florist too! Flowers are as lovely as children!  This would be my part time job.  A little stall of flowers right out of my house, and I will be able to admire them each beautiful morning.


Have a great day! 


 


A RESTLESS MIND WITH
A SENSITIVE HEART !

All photographs courtesy Google images
This post is a response to the blog adda contest (powered by Pringoo) on the topic " My Dream Job"

46 comments:

Sharbori said...

Hi, your post reminded me that I used to walk around with a mirror in my hand pretending that i was walking in the sky.

your dream is inspiring and I wish you all the best for it. and, why not florist too, at the same time?

D2 said...

Inspiring and certainly a beautiful humanitarian dream. I wish there were more people like you.
And I loved the title of the post as well as the post itself.
All the best with the contest. :)

Priya said...

Beautiful post! Very inspiring...

Sakhi said...

This is a very well written post. I really enjoyed reading it. :)

"just a pen in my hand" said...

hey nice post...love ur style of writing...u knw te art of taking ur readers to another world....all te best to u...

and thank u for commenting on my post , hope u liked te poem....

namit said...

hey awsome post...you write really nice...i wish you make it all come true...n i will for sure promote your dreams... :)

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

@ Sharbori - oh that wud be amazing feeling u r up in the sky! sweet! thanks dear!

@ D2 - thank u so much, made my day!!

@ Priya - thanks dear!

@ Sakhi - am so glad u liked reading it! thanks!

@just a pen in my hand - yes, it was very touching. Nice to know u liked the post. thanks!

@ namit - Thanks u so so much for good wishes !! :)

magiceye said...

such a beautiful dream...
i sincerely hope that you realize your dream sooner than later

Hiyaa said...

Your post reminded me of something I could do when I was in college. Simple clear concise writing! All the best for the contest! Very commendable dream job.
Cheers
Hiyaa

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

@ magiceye - I also sincerely wish, life takes to a stage that I am able to do it! thanks for the compliment dear!

@ Hiyaa - welcome to my blog! I am glad u liked my post. yes, i like it simple and straight when it comes to writing. Thanks a ton for ur comments!

Restless

Afshan said...

wwoww


U deserve the first prize
even if blogadda decides it or NO!!

coz having such a pure selfless deed is somthng which not many do..
i also went to an underprivileged kids School to teach for few days...and to help them get civilised ...but i became irregular and stopped ;( reasons r many!! but If u r really zealous to do som thng and make a better world!!
NO ONE CAN STOP U ...
with many kudos i wish u good luck

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

Very Noble thought.
I really hope you get a chance to execute this project.
And yes, congrats on your first IndiRank :)

Moumita said...

Lovely post and great idea. No matter whatever the result of the contest, I wish you get your dream job.

Caffeinated Bliss said...

Great post! I'm glad I stumbled across your blog via WeBlog! I'll definitely be back to read more. :)

namit said...

hey do let me know if u know any such ngo...helpin fr d same cause...

UB said...

OMG so well written. Wish you luck :)

Vee... said...

a winner post!

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

@ Afsan - thanks a ton ! I got my prize! I appreciate that at least u took a first step towards giving something to the underpriveledged. go ahead, don't stop that dear!

@ Md Muddasir Shah - Thanks for following me and coming back to my blog! Thanks for good wishes too!

@ Moumita - thanks dear. I know contest is fine, winning here is a sweet thing that can happen, but to be able to realise one's dream is bliss!

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

@ caffienated bliss - (WOW!) I am so glad u liked it. shall visit ur blog soon. thanks for following.

@ UB - Hi there! so u liked it?! gr8 thanks!!

@ Vee - wow! i feel like a winner! thanks.

divz said...

restless sis,I there is a very funny thing about dreams when a person alone sees a dream it remains a dream and when few more join in seeing the dream
it is the first step towards making it reality your post not only talks about the dream you see but it even urges others to be a part of it...where as the post is concerned it is as always HONEST, for that is one virtue i see in all your posts and that is why i keep coming here not only to be amazed and inspired but to be motivated to do better...... will vote for your post up there....keep smiling and keep writing.

LOVE AND LIGHT.
DIVZ.

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

Hi Namit, am glad u want to know more about it. The best thing we can do is to pledge our eyes, note the website. I have also pledged my eyes.
www.venueyeinstitute.org/pledgeyoureyes%20.htm

if you want to do some service for the visually challenged, see this one.

www.blindreliefdelhi.org

I have given these because u live in Delhi, i just checked!

do let me know if u do something.

restless

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

Hey divz! thank u so much dear! am glad that my effort to be honest to my writings in the blog is shaping up and readers can feel that. thanks! and well said about the dream part, when ppl join that's the first step towrds realising the dream.

restless

Kaalicharan said...

A great dream that you are nourishing, all the best lady!

Mayank said...

Truly wishin u best of luck in realisin ur dreams...

I remember a sayin.. Things were made to use and people to love; unfortunately its the other way around nwdays... Good to see a change coming from somewhere...

-

girlsguidetosurvival said...

Oh lady, you started too early dreaming of having kids at 14. Wao.

It is a noble dream. State of art school for blinds. How about adding a wing for adults who could come there and enjoy company and recreation. Often disabled people after leaving schools struggle with meeting others and live in isolation. I know it because my friend's brother is blind and is a Bank Manager but still in the evenings it is hard time for him.

PS: A decline in Braille use is threatening literacy

http://newsok.com/decline-in-braille-use-threatens-literacy/article/3430908

May your dream come true.

Peace,

Desi Girl

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

@ Kalicharan - hmm, thank u so much!

@ Mayank - wow! well said! thanks dear for good wishes.

@ girlsguidetosurvival - great observation!

Very good point about social mingling. will keep that in mind if life ever gives an opportunity to work in this direction.

as far as the news is concerned, thanks for sharing it. THis decline in literacy is quite a surprise for me, as society today is getting more and more aware about the needs and special care reqd by the differently abled. All the more reason, I should dream about a cause like this.

and I really like ur blog and ur bindaas style dear !

thanks!

Minstrel Incognito said...

inspiring post..hope you get your dream job soon!! And also, all the best for the contest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):)

Niket said...

The only word that came to my mind after reading this post and dreaming about your dream is "BEAUTIFUL!" :)

Purnima@a creative project said...

Well written!! admire you for your honesty!!

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

@ Minstrel Incognito - Hi! thank u so much!

@ Niket - thsnks dear. shows that u r a wonderful human being!

@ Purnima - thanks dear. love ur blog!

Restless

Mag[m] said...

that is what called as sensitive heart.... i never read emotional blogs but restless to read blog is so worthful for me....

keep it up nd keep blogging

Vaish said...

First time in your blog and I am moved by this post. Way too inspiring! Wishing this dreamjob/project become reality soon :)

Raja said...

Excellent build-up and beautifully written. Very inspiring.
I have worked for a year helping an university make its intranet accessible to visually challenged people. It may surprise many a 'normal' person that we actually need to do just a little to help the less fortunate people access a website.
Hope your dreams come true

Someone Is Special said...

OMG, What a writeup.. Awesome.. Right from grand-ma to florists.. Great..

I wish you a Good luck for the contest, My Dream Job..

Do stop by Saravana Kumar M - My Dream Job

Yours Frendly,
Saravana Kumar M

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

Hey Mag, welcome to my blog! and thank u so much.

@ vaish - thank u so much. am glad u liked it.

@ Raja - welcome to my blog! and good to know u were also associated with them some way. thanks for sharing that with us.

@someone is special - thank u for those wonderful words for me! all the best to u too!

Restless

namit said...

congrats... :)

Afshan said...

hearty congrats !!:)
i didnt win :-/
:)
anyway keep blogging
and keep visiting my blog!

Lalit Patnaik said...

Very well written. Honesty of the writer and profundity of the dream shines through! I particularly liked the term 'differently-abled' as opposed to 'disabled', because that's the truth. People tend to look at something that is different from the normal as something inferior, whereas many a time it might as well be something superior in more ways than one.

RS said...

Hi Restless,

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

Keep it up.

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

@ namit - thanks, and also for informing about the result!

@ Afshan - Hey, I specially wanted to thank u for your selfless comment wishing me good luck. I treasure and value your wishes.

and now again by congratulating me like this u have shown what a wonderful human being u r! thank u so much Afshan!

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

@ Lalit Patnaik - welcome to my blog! u made a very good observation, they are not disable, but differently abled. Thanks for writing for me!

@Hey Restless Souldier! thank u so so much, it feels good, as the comment comes from you. thanks!

restless

p00ja said...

Hi RMSH! congrats, your thoughts are so true u had to win.
congrats once more.

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

@ Pooja - thanks dear! u can call me Restless, i know i have a long name!

restless

Vaish said...

Hi Restless! Hearty congrats on your win! I'm glad for you!

Anonymous said...

I usually do not leave a comment, but you really impress me, also I have a few questions like to ask, what's your contact details?

-Johnson

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

Vaish - thank u so much! sorry for delayed reply. tc!

Anonymous reader - u can send me an email, see my complete profile.

thanks.

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