In Western musical theory a cadence is a particular series of intervals or chords that ends a phrase, section, or piece of music. Cadences give phrases a distinctive ending. An analogy can be made with punctuation, with some weaker cadences acting as commas, indicating a pause or momentary rest, while a stronger cadence will then act as the period, indicating the end of the phrase or musical sentence.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Silent Stars

They can't hear or speak but their actions had spoken, what they had wanted to speak. It was a wonderful day with the children of Shastri Hearing impaired school. The Students of the Notebook Drive Committee from IISc had organised a program in which free notebooks and writing materials were given to the students of this school. This year they distributed for nearly five schools in around IISc campus. I was not able to attend the previous programs due to the academic pressure. But the final session, with the children of shastri school was an memorable experience. We distributed notebooks to the children of classes from pre-primary - 10th std. Normally when notebooks were given in other schools, the children used to make a huge noise , jumping and shouting with joy. However here every class remained a bit silent, but with a sense of gratitude and happiness on their face. They live in an entirely different world, with their sign languages... Even I tried to interact with them, after learning a few actions from their teachers. We took some snaps with them. When we left all the kids ran and shook hands with us happily. I loved every moment of my stay in that school. I'm sure there are a lot of children around us, who needs our care and affection. And we should try to spend a part of our time, that we lavishly spend in parties and movies, in visiting such places and making them happy.

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