via Daily Prompt: Test
I kept staring at him, smiling and listening. I had nothing to say but I had everything to hear. We sat there for more than four hours and talked about things we hadn’t discussed ever. Cups of coffee entered and exited but the smile on my face didn’t.
I was elated.
He had no idea.
I completely forgot that the most significant test of my life awaited me the next morning.
Suddenly a smile on his face was more important than good marks and a better job.
PS: While writing the exam I could only laugh at my own stupidity.
She stood there handsome, tall yet rigid and taut. Her muscles contracted, her body tapered and she thought her senses wouldn’t retort to the beautiful rhythm that was about to play. Her palms were clammy with nervousness as she scratched the floor with her toes. Her partner in dance stood in front of her and she couldn’t make out his reaction. He may have tried to comfort her and yet all she felt was dis-comfort.
She took a deep breath, in and out and opened her eyes ready to face it, ready to complete the unfinished.
The moment the song went on; her body, her face, her expressions, her moves accustomed to the tempo and she moved as swiftly as lightning. It was as if she was never away from all of this.
She felt overjoyed and her happiness couldn’t know any boundaries. It was a simple dance routine yet it made her feel so euphoric. Only then did she realize that how much she had missed dancing. It was as if a part of her life was taken away from her life and now it was given back, fully recovered. She had never allowed her feelings to tamper in between and now that she had it all back her legs wouldn’t stop and her smile wouldn’t fade.
She was finally dancing.
It was not always like this. I was not always like this. Something has happened that has made me realize that I have changed over the years and I am stunned how could it possibly have happened?
I used to be the person who would comply to you with so much ease, you’d wonder that how can she be so easy going? I was the person who would be the sweet, docile person who was good to talk to. You could see my yearbook and would find few words consistently on all the pages written by all my friends, “Sweet, cute, polite, respectful, friendly”
And today, I am truly horrified at myself. I am nothing of the words that my old friends use to describe me with. I am not friendly anymore. I seem to have attitude issues even though I call it self-respect. I don’t comply with everyone these days. I will just not listen to anyone if he is wrong or right saying that this is my life and why should he interfere in it. Previously I would listen to him and might as well agree with but these days it’s suddenly “my life.” I am not proud of myself and am justly perplexed at my behavior.
Not everything is debauched about this. Sometimes things are wonderful because I am able to take my own stand. But where did the old ‘She’ go? And this new ‘She’; is it for good or for bad?
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” –Mother Teresa
I was sitting in front of my computer struggling with all the updates and security setting when I unlocked my phone for a Google search for some assistance.
I know these days we are so much dependent on the internet that any question pops up in our mind we turn to Mr Google to seek our answers. But what I noticed is that dependency has turned into over-dependency.
I had just typed ‘will’ when the possible suggestions cracked up intriguing me and leading me to type what the internet suggested and the questions kept me laughing for hours. I mean really, can internet give answers to question regarding what you should do or how one’s love life could be? Can it solve your personal matter? Can it tell you your future possibilities of giving an exam or going abroad or even if you can love again?
I think not!
So I was confused how to put forward this and yet make myself clear and hence I decided to turn it into a one liner and also a quote. My message is same in both of them and now it’s on you how you take it.
- She was scared of going out after dark; the reason was “dogs”.
- “Don’t be afraid of going out after the dark because of the dogs, they aren’t going to get extinct overnight.”
Today I chose ‘Success’ as a topic
“If you wish to succeed, stop listening to failures.”
“Success is the only destination where you reach and realise that the journey was more worthwhile than this.”
Thanks 187puneet and secondtimeblogger for giving me this challenge.