However, a process that started a few weeks ago, during the birthday call from Toronto, had our 59er Toronto sleuth trace and find a 59er.
We had some beautiful correspondence with the "lost sheep". Last night they got together at Willie and Pushpa Shiri's home.
Hasnain recorded these photographs, which really shows the quality of his work.
The first photograph is Pushpa and Willie with 59er Narsys (née Irani) and her husband, Dinshaw Punthakee.
Narsys was a student of the sciences, and hence Willie's student, coming to the boys school to attend Physics and Chemistry, and probably Biology laboratory classes (thanks to Ubi for this info). She was the very shy girl, Red House.
I do remember Narsys from then. She used to scurry through the quad when she walked from the back gate to the laboratories!
The second picture is a really beautiful study of a wonderful couple, Narsys and Dinshaw. It is a collector's shot!
They are both doctors, Narsys being a pediatrician.
I had been in touch with Narsys for a long time (thanks to 59er Farhana). Suddenly Narsys vanished. I felt lost as she used to send me really beautiful poetic email messages, filled with love for all our fellow human beings.
Soon after Hasnain tracked her down, she did send me an email, which is so beautiful I would like to share it with all of you.
Jacob and Annikki,
Your dear friend Chin contacted me @ my office.
We had changed our computer and server ...that's all!
I was there all the time.
The 'SELF' in me , you and all other names and forms is the All pervading SILENT ETERNAL PEACEFUL BLISSFUL REALITY ...was never born and therefore can never die! Only the conditionings or names and forms appear and disappear like dreams and passing shows!
If ONE wrongly identifies oneself with the costumes (names and forms) one suffers the false concept of coming and going, appearing and disappearing.... But if ONE KNOWS ONE"S TRUE SELF as the ALL PERVADING SPIRIT ...Changeless, Silent Peaceful Witness, there can be no suffering, or confusion.
Unfortunately we have been conditioned to rely only on our physical senses of perception, which allows us to sense only the world of matter. But to Cognize or Realize THE SELF, ONE needs to Transcend the finite mind (thought flow), into the depths of ONE'S own DEEP SILENCE (PEACE AND BLISS) This is achieved through MEDITATION alone with a clean and pure heart! Asking the question WHO AM I becomes the answer HU AM I
I am who I worship ....Having forgotten this Supreme Truth we act like brutes and ever-bemoaning mortals ....in fact we are All-Blissfull and Peaceful in our True essence.
What causes unnecessary agitation and suffering is ONE's
Mistaken identity (with the name and form, instead of the eternal SELF, that enlivens it) and
False Imaginations (that this fake transient dream world can pleasure us or hurt us)
Just as one mistakes the rope to be a snake in the darkness of Ignorance of the Truth. With the Light of True Knowledge of one's true identity the false superimposition of the snake on the rope disappears to reveal the substratum of the rope .(THY SELF )
When ONE REALIZES (SELF-REALIZATION) The truth of ONE'S True Identity to be The Light Of Real Delight (LORD) and not the apparition of the ego, One disappears into his own DIVINITY and sees only Divinity everywhere in everyone at all times.
By practising Godly thoughts, Godly words and Divine selfless actions, any sincere seeker can Realize the Supreme Truth through the sacred art of MEDITATION.
Seek and thou shalt find ME seated in thine own heart, which was ever present and shall ever be!
PEACE REIGN SUPREME !
From THYSELF (Sincere Ever Loving Friend)
Now, you will realise, why I am glad she is back in the fold.
These really beautiful photographs from Hasnain brings out the inner beauty of these very lovely couple and also the vitality and youthfulness of our much beloved Physics teacher, Willie, and another one of our girls school teachers, his wife, Pushpa.