Thursday, August 13, 2020

A Graduate

Traditional hat toss. Some motion blur.


He throws his graduation cap in the air while I have tears flowing down my eyes. 

He's no doubt very excited about the 'freedom' that he'll get. That involves no reminders or nagging from my end to do things. 

As a parent, I ought to step back and give him wings to make his first flight away from home. Only then, I guess, he'll realize the importance of all that care, love, attention, and the need to manage time well, that he used to knit brows upon. 

As the wise said, "Give them wings to appreciate what they had." 



 In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a first flight. It can be anything or anyone that flies. What is significant about the first? Go where the prompt leads!


7 comments:

CharliMills said...

We give them wings, and then they use them! But I like the idea that they also reflect back on who helped them fly. <3

Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

Any parent can relate to this message.

Norah Colvin said...

We give them all the support so, when they are ready, they can fly with confidence. We always hope we have done enough, but they must eventually find their own paths to fly. Well done.

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thanks Charli, Norah, Bill.

Parenting is a challenge, but to let them fly is important too. Glad that you all agree.

D. Avery said...

Nice flash. Yep, once they take wing they can fly away but also circle back. Can't have them in the nest forever.

Devesh said...

Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you recommend any other Beauty Guest Post blogs that go over the same topics? Thanks a ton!

Deepak Agnihotri said...

Graduate life is a very beautiful. I remember my old days. Thank you to share.

online gift delivery in India