‘Three is a magic number. Isn’t it?’, asked Anirud. Thinking that to be another of his rubbish theories coming out of conversation with his school mates, we ignored him for a while. Being a persistent bugger, he kept asserting ‘Three is a magic number’ several times, punctuating with ‘Do you know that?’. As we were in the middle of something, this ‘three’ thing was easily pushing us to the point of annoyance.
Unlike what we thought, it was a song that is being played in his school. They are preparing a big float (that will be set on a huge truck) for the carnival few weeks away. The theme for that is ‘Recycling’ and there is a song that goes on like
‘Three is a magic number
It really is a magic number
Reuse – Reduce – Recyle
Three is a magic number.’
That one apart, seems that his school has explained the recycling concept very well to the children, as Anirud explained that to me with practical examples. Whenever such moral concepts are told, he will take a vow only to forget it few minutes later. This occasion was no exception, as he vowed not to waste any food or water. Also, he promised to *help* us in taking things to the recycling centre. Hmmm… that is more than enough for asking about three being a magic number.