The Picture Book Writing Workshop did not happen. I am no stranger to last minute cancellations; I always knew when people don’t pay upfront, they never really were interested in the first place. So I was content to push the workshop to a later date.
Yet one person, an artist and a storyteller, would not take no for an answer; he had arranged for transport (from Kancheepuram) and was eager to take part in the workshop. And I was glad to share my craft with him.
It’s not quantity, but quality that matters. I prefer to teach one passionate soul than ten curious ones.
Mr. Shafi, thank you for making it and addressing me as guru, even though you are decades older than me. And thanks for the gift of a pen, as your guru dhakshina… nobody has ever honoured me that way. I’ll always treasure it.