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My Priceless Silver Hair

"Meji, look your silver hair has arrived!" I crane my neck through my classroom window to see the familiar Silver Hair protruding above my school's compound wall. My eyes warms-up and lips widen in delight. Time to go home. Papa has arrived. Those were my school-days. Papa used to pick me on his grey Bajaj scooter. I called it my school boat. If you grew up in 90's you would know my fascination for papa's scooter. Every day after school, I would wait for him either in my classroom or under the mango tree. His hair level, a good score above my school's compound wall, would hint me his arrival.  I had always caught him perform a meticulous rhythm while he waited; removing his helmet, balancing it on the scooter head, p ulling a comb from the pocket, brushing his hair thrice, setting them in place with his hands, and waiting without getting off his bike.  Have you watched the tennis famous Rafael Nadal's rhythmic pre-serve routines? Nadal touches 9 parts of h