“Fears are paper thin and a courageous step might carry you forward” the words of my school headmistress where pounding in my heart when I was getting ready for the new era in my life- MESRRS. Dark clouds darkened the sky and with heart full of woes and worries I landed with my parents in that compound surrounded by blue and white buildings. Oh my God! Each window bar was filled with countless eyes and to understand that it was boy’s dormitory took time… New comers were welcomed by the warden and she directed me to a small room. Sabitha , Sofia and Lazin were already there and have occupied their beds. Couldn’t answer any questions directed to me for a while… My mom was answering; I was temporarily speechless for a moment! Tears blocked my vision, I occupied a bed near to Lazin and sat there helplessly…..
With a smile Zahira entered, followed by Soumya. Soumya and Lazin were school mates and was comfortable in the new scenario. Arranging the things in the right place was the next step. “Am I going to make it???”I couldn’t think about Darwin’s theory, survival of the fittest at that moment. Suddenly the building was gripped into a complete silence. Everyone has headed for the so called “study time” and we were left alone in the dark.. “Get-to- know –each other session” by our seniors Shameena, Roshni, Vaheeda etc was after the dinner. To be frank with it was not bad! Then at 9’0 clock lights were off for the bed time. In that small dark room six pairs of eyes were wide open waiting for the day light. The dawn chorus revealed that beautiful days are ahead!!!!!!!!!!!