Monday, April 10, 2017

872. My Primary School Teacher - Matilda

A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog post about my first mimicry performance in school. In the image used in that Blog, my teacher Matilda can be seen in the background. [link]

And I saw her after 30 years in a Facebook picture. Matilda ma'm. She was my primary school teacher. She was known for discipline and in the 1990s she was in her late 50s and was about to retire. Now she must be in her 80s. She is the same lady who is standing behind me during my first mimicry performance.

I do not know her story. I don't even know her family members. But there is something about her face that made me to write this blog post. A sense of accomplishment or A sigh of relief or happiness or sadness. I seriously don't know what emotion to connect her with for the first photo; but that stance just depicts a lifetime of achievement. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about her are the following two sentences

Goooooood Mooorrrrnnniiinnnnggggg Misssssss
Good Morning Students! Sit Down

Some of you might just look at the above picture and say "That is a picture of an old lady". For me that is a symbol of someone who has taught hundreds of students who are all settled in different parts of the globe. This blog is just a simple tribute to all the teachers who have spent their time and energy in laying the foundation for our present life. 

Edit: After posting this blog, I realized that Matilda Ma'm is my FB friend Stuart annan's mother. I am glad that I came to know about this now.


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