Papa: "Okay, girls. What's it going to be this morning? Do you want pumpkin butter on your toast, with raspberry jam?"
Girls: "No way! Papa, there is way too much pumpkin goin' on. Pumpkin pasta sauce. Pumpkin soup. Pumpkin butter?! I hope you don't have pumpkin cereal bars."
Papa: "Oooops. Sorry. It's only for this snack today. I promise I'll leave that out tomorrow. Does this mean I should forget the pumpkin pie?
Girls: "Oh, no! THAT one is okay..."
"The power of education infuses the spirit to overcome all past and future adversity, inspiring individual and collective hopes to identify all paths that lead to peace and prosperity." - E.L.D.
(Traditional Hindi Prayer)
Twamev mata ca pita, badhu, sakha, vidya, dravidam
Sarvo mum deva deva
[You are truly my mother and my father, my friend, my kin, my knowledge, and
You are my everything, my God of Gods]
[Happiness without worry]
Kuch saalon pehle ki baatein, Mujhko yaad aayi
[There was a time years ago]
Jisme mainey kuch galtiya ki thi
[When I first met adversity]
Aur phir jaane kyo, Dil ye rota tha
[My heart cried out in sorrow]
Kyonki nadaani karnaa aasaan tha
[When in my innocence I stumbled]
Mere dil ki hai dua, Khush raho sadaa
[In my heart I pray for happiness]
Na bhoolana… Khushnuma
[Always remember…happiness without worry]
Sun le zaraa… Dil ki dua
[Hear me … the prayer in my heart]
Sun le zaraa
[Hear my heart]
Hindi Lyrics by Shweta Subram & Abhay Jodhpurkar; English translation and adaptation by Shweta Subram & Steven Sharp Nelson