30 March, 2012

Believe what you feel...

On this day, Vicky said that he had an exercise for everyone to try. All had to stand, facing away from the classmates, and fall backward, relying on another student to catch them. Most of them were uncomfortable with this, and they couldn’t let go for more than a few inches before stopping themselves. All laughed in embarrassment.

Finally, one student, a thin, quiet, dark-haired girl whom Rohan had noticed almost always wore bulky, white fisherman sweaters, crossed her arms over her chest, closed her eyes, leaned back, and does not flinch, like one of those Lipton tea commercials where the model splashes into the pool..
For a moment, Rohan was sure she was going to thump on the floor. At the last instant, her assigned partner grabs her head and shoulders and yanks her up harshly.

“Whoa!” several students yell. Some clap. Vicky finally smiles. “You see”, he says to the girl, “you closed your eyes that was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too – even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling".

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