Thank you so much for this picture ???? Nasir Rauf
And then one day this child playing my onscreen daughter fell asleep for real on my chest, while doing a scene in which she has to be asleep on her father's chest, while he stares at the ceiling worried.
Between takes, I wondered what could be the reason for her to fall fast asleep. Could it be fatigue? A Sleep deficit due to long hours? A comforting embrace?
When I shared this with close friends some quipped it was my body odour that knocked her out and some said she just wanted to avoid conversation bro! It made for a hearty laugh.
But I soon realised that whatever the reason, her falling asleep graced me with trust. She perhaps trusted me to allow her be carefree, asleep and when I found myself wanting to protect that 'accidental nap' of this 9 year old something struck me gently, just like her soft hair.
This little girls head on my chest with lips wide open and eyes peacefully shut was her grace to me and not a favour I was doing to her.
Her grace brought the natural human instinct out of me to protect the one who trusts me.
It also made me ask myself how much do I trust and how much of it have I earned? Do I really grace my loved ones, co-workers, team members, superiors or juniors effectively with my trust in them? Or have I stopped trusting everyone or someone just because somebody must have broken my trust way long back. Is my ability to trust as intact as my ability to feel fear or guilt.
More importantly, do I trust myself enough to be able to put it back together, the day I find my trust broken?
These questions remained partially unanswered but am glad the quest to trust and earn it has been rekindled by a child's ability to do so and simply fall asleep.
Try gracing someone with your faith in them before you fall asleep today. It's a beautiful human feeling, trust me. 'The best way to know if you can trust someone is to trust them' - Ernest Hemingway #trust #arsheen #namdar #naamkarann #behindthescenes #sleep #children
bumped into @barunsobtisays 1 of my favs, hugged n wished him love n luck for his film @FindingMrRiight n he's... fb.me/2Ud2sNvmb
#Kashmir thank you for the #memories .. of #love being born for #Asha #Ashish #naamkarann #shikara
remember this guy ? #throwback #ekboondishq Life OK #mrityunjay #vanity