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Thursday, May 13, 2010
The Puzzle Carpet
Today was Puzzle Day!......Raghav wanted to fill up his entire room with puzzles and drive his cars over them..........that was his objective for the day! And this was what he achieved this morning!.....perhaps he will continue tomorrow......
Raghav wanted to make a carpet of puzzles, and I must say that this definitely added colour to the house as you can see in the picture - better than the best Shyam Ahuja carpet!....I started the day with a grumble as I had to keep stepping on them to access other things in his room and couldn't clean the floor....but I enjoyed it as it progressed. Suddenly it became a work of art! And it got me thinking......we often tell kids not to step on books especially, because they are "God" - I am sure most of us grew up hearing this from our grandparents - but then, isn't God everywhere and in everything? Why is it ok to step on a carpet - even the most beautiful, hand-woven, expensive Kashmiri carpet? Should we not respect the hands that toiled to make it a work of art? Should we not respect everything for that matter? Then why is it ok to step on some things but not on others - like a kolam or a book or money? Funny we never question these simple things enough! Do any of you know why or think otherwise?