If you look at life, it will seem so complex and bizarre. So many unanswered questions, confusions and discrimination.
If you want to see beauty in this world, you have to look at it like a child looks at it.
So here in this post, I am sharing some innocent thoughts of my kids, to make you smile and see the beauty of people around you, rather than their differences.
As usual, I was watching Netflix, when my 4-year-old daughter Tisha, interrupted me. Believe me this was not the first interruption. Having three kids I have forgotten what was the last time there was quiet in my home.
So, out of nowhere Tisha came up with a question….
Tisha: Mamma, who am I? Black people or White people??
Tisha: Mamma (louder now). Tell me. I am Black people or White people.
Me: Tisha, what are you talking about? What do you mean by black and white people?
Tisha: Mamma, (now stretching her both arms in front of me). Look at my hands, mamma. Now tell me, I am Black people or White people.
I was obviously shocked, and with all my wits gone, I was not sure of what to answer.
Just in time my three-year old son, Otu, came to rescue.
Otu: Brown, Didi(sister). It’s Brown. Look at my hand. It is brown. I am Brown people.
Tisha: Mamma, what am I? 😦
Me: (finally) Tisha, what do you want to be? You can be whatever you want to be.
Tisha: (thinking hard for a second). I am Black. I am Black people.
Otu: and I am Brown.
Renne (twin brother of Otu) who was actually feeling left behind in this whole conversation, and thinking there is no other color left for him to pick.
Renne: I am White people, mamma.
Hence settled. 🙂