In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Burning Down the House.”
Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab? – Daily Post
God forbid such a thing ever happens, I will grab these five things I think.
I will totally run to grab the important documents folder which has my passport, driving license, and certificates. I just realised how realistic I can get. I always thought I was a very sentimental creature.
I have kept all the letters I have ever received over the years. They are a treasure I never want to lose. I want to keep them all as they contain love and affection.
I just have a lot of information stored on my laptop in the form of essays, books, songs, and photos. My old laptop crashed last year and I lost all the data. I never want to go through that again!
4 & 5. I don’t know what else would I need. I think I will just grab whatever that I need at that point in time.
These are the things I want to keep with me all the time. Things I never want to lose. Things that help me survive in the world.
I really do like listening to life stories, inebriated monologues, basically anything that is honest and heartfelt. I believe that every person has at least one secret that will break your heart!
There are a few people I would like to talk to… some of them are fictional characters, some of them are for real… and some of them seem like imaginary friends after all these years.
1. Isabella Gispert
Isabella is my favourite fictional character ( The Angel’s Game) of all times. Maybe because she is like me, or so they say. I want to meet her just to know how it feels to meet myself.
2. Josephine March
She is everything that I have dreamt of becoming. She is someone I look up to. She has had a huge influence on me growing up. I want to meet her so that I know that perfection ( in a way that I want!) does exist.
3. Some of the long-lost friends
I am someone who needs closure. I have perfected people in my head. I would like to meet some of them over a hot cup of coffee and tons of spare time so that we finally understand what happened. Maybe it can be mended now, maybe it was for the best. Maybe that’s what happens when you grow up! Maybe… 🙂
I want to meet these people so that “Maybe” doesn’t play in my head anymore.
That’s it all for now.
I will edit this post if I think of additions to this list. 🙂
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Easy Fix.”
I am not someone who believes in easy fixes. I don’t think anything works instantaneously. I can think of a couple of things that might make everything alright. I don’t know if they will work though.
Intellectual Gymnastics of some sort!
1. Mind reading?!:
Axiom: Life is the comedy of miscommunication.
Since nobody has ever experienced this before, we don’t know how it will work out. It might just complicate things further considering the complex human mind. It might rule out the mystery factor. We cannot know people completely and that’s the beauty of relationships (in my opinion!)
You tune out people when you want. You can customise who you want to listen to, so the noise doesn’t make you insane. As someone who loves her ‘me’ time, many other conditions also apply. I think it will work.
2. Education [ not an easy fix though 😦 ]
Education can make everything better. Period.
And everything will be right in the world…
Had I seen this prompt a year back, I would have had to search for something to write about. However, this year I can think of a hundred things that rejuvenate me every single day. The most awesome thing being that this is not a hyperbole.
Well, I started teaching elementary school children this year. I teach Grade 2 and have the pleasure of interacting with 36 adorable souls every single day. It comprises of a lot of hard work but the payment is in the form of pure love from the kids.
Recently, one of my kids gave me a letter in the class! It said, “she gives love.”
I have never received anything like this before. It was so amazing, it felt so good. I can’t describe that feeling. I think somethings are meant to be felt. 😀
The ink glides on the paper,
Graceful, lovely, and elegant curves,
Of the struggling alphabets,
The crisp marginalized paper,
Sometimes coloured, and often ruled.
Folded to perfection,
Inside the sealed envelope,
Burdened with the heavy stamp.
Life packed for the select few!
This is beautiful!! 😀
Carve me out a new life
with your tools of observation
you can see it in my eyes
I’m craving motivation
Pencil in the smile
I lost along the way
let your artist’s fingers
sketch the girl who got away
Keep me in the picture
adore me with your eyes
let me see your love for me..
peek out through cloudy skies
Sketch me out a blanket
of fragrant daffodils
shadow us a corner
in water coloured hills
Create the perfect setting
with hands that I adore
sprinkle us in sunlight
So I’ll love life once more