|Image: S.B. Rai, 2015|
On his thirteenth or fourteenth birthday, a selfless and generous 'Bhaluu' is distress of his old age yet he never culminates his duties of guarding us. For us he is no less than the personal security guard. As a result in his presence the campus feels much - secure and tight.
He is our 'Bhaluu' and I'm not so sure how far he can live hereafter? I'm not sure how he got his name and happened to join this loyal family of 'Zhemgang Central School'. Perhaps, I'm also not sure where he came from, about his parents and all? However, after his arrival he became so close and he guarded us all through hard times with out-most care.
I must state that his date of birth was never gone mistaken since after his arrival in this family he was never left alone. He was also never left un-attended. He usually got all sorts of company and the best of the foods he liked going to every door steps. He purely belongs to 'Zhemgang CS'. He is like our own son because the way he guarded us since long time back was like 'son guarding his family to his best level'.
He became close guard or the immediate police personnel of the school soon after his departure from his mother. In his presence we do not really need any human guard with all guns and violence. He used to guard everyone who belongs to this community so carefully and so un-biasedly. He could easily smell and differentiate between new and the old faces.
So, during my first arrival I found him extremely energetic, so handsome and totally engrossed in his duties. But, now with the advent of old age he become so weak, so reluctant, more anguish, the charm of his young ages had all faded away, with deteriorated health he even lost his eye sight and that is making him unable to perform his duty these days.
Perhaps, he'd thrown evidently many, many messages what happens to compounded matters or beings, sure to decay. As we know that every compounded beings is sure to die and no exception for our 'Bhaluu'. 'Death must follow birth' is all I believe. All I pray is his soul to rest in peace and getting re-birthed in one decent, caring and humble family after his Death. So, even in the realm of his death we want to see him well and guarding every-beings with out-most dedication.
Nevertheless, it's no doubt for our 'Bhaluu' to die soon and his Death is somehow not so far. However, his death would be remembered for some time as he belongs to this community more than a decade. His death would definitely bring some sadness and would touched many heart because of his Tolerance Nature and many more...
If I'm to rate or level his performances I'd for sure give him 'Five Stars' and no doubt a 'Gold Medal' for all of his selfless duties besides risking his own life. The sacrifices he made were all because of his love and care to this family. Nevertheless, in many respect he is better than us and he understands our feelings and the talk because he responded every time with mindfulness, better than some human-beings. His death would follow some symbolic rituals and no doubt after his death this community will become ‘Barren’ and feel like ‘cold cave’.