This is my answer to the 365 pictures prompts, a flooded desert.
“I experienced an epiphany, a spiritual flash that would change the way I viewed myself” – Frank Maier
With my eyes set at this creative ally, I feel like a child abandoned inside a maze, trying to fathom why the Okavango River in Africa is an exception. Why it empties into the Kalahari Desert whilst all other major rivers in the world empty into the deep blue ocean. But when I see similarities in this phenomenon with life, I slow down. My anxieties fade away like dew drops in a patch of sunlight and get replaced by curiosity and calm, instead.
Have not all of us experienced moments we could say which transformed from the ordinary into the extra ordinary, from the impossible into the possible?
When I turn back, my memories run to the year 2006 and stop. That’s the year I captained our under 18 Chess team at Visakha Vidyalaya and we played the All Island Inter School Chess Championship with no coach. Despite the fact we could practice only for 2 good solid days, we still became the champions with a formidable gap playing according to the board order our former coach, Mr. Dinesh De Silva prepared for us. When I try to answer the question what made our team deserve that championship, I could answer with three words – our team spirit. It’s an open secret that each one in our team wanted to clinch the championship for the rest of the team more than for themselves, mostly because the warmth in those butterfly soft friendships is a magic we embraced with open arms and something which is not lost to date.
Looking back to that past, I think now I know why they say there is always revelation. And why such revelation is often deemed to be way more fun than booze and confetti.
I mean, at least that’s how I see it.
Tomorrow I’ll turn 21.
Yeah, I’ll be celebrating that birthday which is considered to be an important milestone in one’s life, where you’ll be privileged to do whatever you wish for, without age being a constraint. In simple words, I’m going to celebrate the independence birthday where you will be presented with a KEY instead of wings to fly away, thus celebrated as the biggest blow out bash ever!
And unlike in past years, I’m kind of looking forward for this one! Well, it’s not because of the obvious natural reasons you must be thinking right now. It’s purely because I want to turn into 24 soon! And being 21 means I’m almost getting there! Ouch! Thrilled, I am indeed, that I feel like jumping up and down over joyed!
Anyway getting back to the disheartening part of this, that’s the death of my 20th year which will be marked in few more hours, I can assure you my sweet Twenty, that you will be missed as you were a good year to live in with. I made number of accomplishments living in with you apart from the triumphs in academic field, like becoming a devoted Facebooker, who venture into that cyberspace just to worship it on a daily basis! Not to forget, the credit of pointing me out that I could jolly well have an affair with blogging too goes out to you. So you will always have a special place in my heart, my sweet Twenty.
And now, when I’m about to open the bottle of celebratory champagne, I just hope your buddy, Twenty One will also do the same great job and help me with the conquering of worlds yet to be conquered by me!
This is my answer to the Plinky prompt ‘Write a 100-word story without using the letter “e” in any words’.
“Mom, I want to know that story”
“Darling, it’s almost 12pm now”
“I’m not drowsy…”
“Alright. But stop mom if you know this story, okay?”
“A girl throws up”
“Why, you don’t want to know it?”
“No, I know that story”
“But I couldn’t say four words?”
“I say you don’t know this story”
“I do. It’s about a girl who throws up”
“Tail of this, Sally was gay. Do you still know it?”
“But now I’m drowsy”
“No, you don’t look so”
“Okay, a girl throws up”
“No, no, what I want is Sally’s story”
Okay! This is bad. I don’t know what’s wrong with Plinky’s mind. And in fact I’m baffled by the way it abruptly suggested me to consider my sweet self dead, getting hit by a giant meteor and asked me to write what I’ll do with the last day of mine.
But, hey, maybe I shouldn’t whine much about this! Plinky will never suggest this as a prompt unless of course there’s a high probability for such a calamity to take place, right? And couldn’t this be the preconceived reason as for why I wanted to become a professional archer one day?
I mean two years back while I was schooling I used to be a serious Chess player, which can be the reason why I like to have things planned out, not just for how I expect things to go, but for every possible contingency. Even though I didn’t count on this possibility back then, who knows my liking towards archery got ignited as a result of the foreseeing power my instincts pertain?
And still I’m not even 21 years old! There are lots of things I need to do, places I need to visit before I finally make it to heaven, which I obviously can’t cover within a day. So no way I’m going to give into a dead threat some stupid meanderingly floating giant meteor is said to be making.
It’s true that right now I’m not even closer to be an archer, let alone a professional one. That’s why I’m thinking of spending the implied-whole-last-day of mine practicing archery. And when the giant meteor heads toward the earth I’m going to shoot it with my enormous sized arrow and split into pieces.
See… It’s a piece of cake when you really look at it. All it took me to relate to you how the so called giant meteor is destined to come to an end in my world, is just ONE sentence!
Seriously Plinky, this is why I think your prompt should have been “The next-to-immortal-archer is waiting to destroy you when you head toward the earth. So what do you do with the last seconds of your life as a giant meteor?” and not the other way round!
Let’s face it.
It’s true I’ve pledged to myself to post in a consistent manner and become this super duper awesomely cool blogger. But in reality some days suck in an epic way, leaving me wordless.
And till November 25th ends (that’s the final day of my CIMA exams), I feel all my days are going to be dog days, where I’m expected to live standardized days with less amount of absurdities taking place for obvious reasons!
So, no, sorry. I can’t provide you with any quality material today since I’m dead exhausted.
But let me take the liberty of recommending you few good movies (2010) to watch and make it up for you!
Here we go…
I know this post is not conspicuous at all. But the next best reason I could come up with for this writing is that I’ve got one serious problem of which I’m worried over, apart from oil running out, global warming might fry our planet, and if the world doesn’t come to an end in 2012 like in the movie at least we will kill each other. That is living in a world where comedies no longer exist and dying from boredom…
And I think that sole reason makes today’s post totally worth it!
Cheers for me!