It’s official. They’re leaving. And they’re leaving me all alone.
Trust me to fall in to the trap of attachment each time beautiful relationships are made. Fevibond is strong as hell and it’s good while the objects need to be stuck – quite a job when it’s time for breaking the bond. Flipside to everything.
So I’m unschooling. And to see me through this journey and many more, they were always there. One made the video that got me through to TedX Coimbatore ’12 all the way from Hyderabad, and one has spent hours with me discussing schools and learning and freedom. They gave shape to my dreams and made it worthwhile for the world to look at it. Advice, love, encouragement, warning.. all of it. Even if his mom didn’t like it, or he had the world of Chemistry waiting to be conquered.
So I’m unschooling and they are not! For them to go where they dream and breathe and hope each day it will take all the determination and hard work in the world. None of the amazing work that they’ve turned out the last few months because the world they want to be in is hard, cruel, competitive. But none of it matters once they’re on the mountain they’re preparing to climb.
While I’m making a herculean effort to be strong by the impending absence of their support for the next many months, I’m sending a lot of optimism to make your vision come true. The vision, when it comes true, will make them feel big and capable and accomplished. Maybe then my two favourite class guys will call themselves the Big Brainy Men. Maybe after this I’ll have the promised Volkswagen Beetle and an almost permanent place to stay at Boston.
I see a beautiful tomorrow coming your way, boys. Even if I’m crying while letting you go today.