This thrill, this connect, I have been reliving over and over again.
My daughter Ankita wanted to do a project but kept dithering. “Why don’t you male an A/V on the Maasai people of East Africa?” I suggested. She jumped at the idea. And from then on we got together. She did the video shooting (no one in the house trusts me with a video camera) and I gave her tips on direction and interviews. We finalised the script on the return flight. Back at home we had to enlist the help of Aniket for editing. And for the first time I saw the “bossy” sister and the “pestilential” brother working together for more than 12 hours each day – five days in a row, without getting at each other’s throats. It was almost heaven.
What I am trying to get at is that when mutual passion becomes The Connect it is perfect. And to achieve this, one need not go to Kenya or Tanzania, one need not even invest in expensive gadgets. What one has to do is to search for the passion connect and keep reinforcing it.
The passion connect may be related to movies, sports, hobbies et al. All you need is to find a common ground and then bond as best as you can.