Teachers play an extremely significant role in everyone’s life. We have different teachers at several points in our journey. A mother is our first teacher, then comes the teacher in school. When we were children, they would hold our hands & teach us. We used to try and concentrate and work on learning as fast as we could to avoid getting beatings. As we grew up, we realized life itself is the most influential teacher, it teaches us with experiences that leave an impression. Every good experience that we have gives us happiness, whereas the bad experiences which lead to beatings are very hard to forget. They teach a very strong lesson, which never lets us repeat the mistakes we made. Sometimes things may seem easy to others, but the same may seem difficult for other people. That is when we need someone to guide us to help us learn and make that job easier.
I would like to recollect an incident from when I was shooting for a Malayalam song. It was a classical number, in which I played goddess Mohini, God Ayyappas mother. I am quite good in classical form, but the left-hand movements were a bit difficult when compared to the right. I had to make a wave kind of motion with both hands, but couldn’t get it right in my left arm; then came my savior, who I call teacher (dancer). She told me to try writing a question mark with my left hand, then told me to try writing a bigger one of half my size, After I followed her advice. she exclaimed ‘Tada! that’s the movement’. I was astonished! She made it seem so easy, and I gave it a complete shot.
Teachers make everything easier for us, and teach us techniques to help us to get through situations. It can be anything and anyone. So I thank everyone who came into my life as teachers. Those learnings have made me who I am today! I am sure every one of you tried writing a question mark with your left hand ..!! Haha …!!! Did you get it right ? Let me know 😀