Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Not marchin'

I struggled with march-past in school: Falling in line, at an arm's length and the steps to the beat of the drum. I would intentionally wear the wrong shoes so I would be forced to sit out. In 10 years of schooling, I must have marched three or four times. Nobody noticed after a while. The other day in Mumbai, I watched students of the Navy School march near the Gateway of India. My friends were excited and talked about how they were flag-bearers and their march-past experiences in school. And I thought to myself, "How the hell did you manage to skip this routine through 10 years of school? You had fallen out of step with society way too early, girl!"

No comments: