it's a kind of magic..


One dream one soul one prize one goal
One golden glance of what should be
It’s a kind of magic
One shaft of light that shows the way
No mortal man can win this day
It’s a kind of magic
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time

wrote roger taylor for the rock group queen...

strange that these words came to my mind today... the day after having had to face some of the social ills that continue to plague our society: caste, women ruled by their husbands, narrow mindedness..
yet this morning when i saw the little project why inhabitants getting ready for their morning activities, i was once again touched by the magic of our little planet...

look at the little souls in the picture.. a happy lot they seem, intrigued at the presence of the big ma'am...

did you know that one is dalit, the other a muslim, the third a watermark brahman, and yet another a nepali; one is orphaned, the other illegitimate, another is a gypsy; some are very poor others own scooters, some live in airless shanties while the others in well cooled flats... would you be able to stick the correct label on the right forehead...

and yet they as the song says, they are the shaft of life we seek but do not recognise... soon they will be taught the ugly and divisive side of life, but today they are touched by the magic... the magic of planet why..

shhhh.. do not disturb them... it's a kind of magic