As a kid, I always wanted to become a wrestling champion. Partly, I think, it was because I wanted to show my dominance over others. Skinny little boy that I was, I wished I could look the other guy in the eye and scare the shit out of him. But the real reason was probably a bit more insignificant.
“You will not believe what just happened.” He heard her voice from behind him. Sliding towards one end of the wooden bench, he gave her some space to sit next to him. He was staring blankly at the open fountain in front of him, which was constantly gushing out water and spraying liquid all over in the vicinity. The park was serene, as always; the peace interspersed with the occasional chirping of the birds.
Recently, I stumbled upon an interesting writing challenge in The Hindu, which I shall paraphrase it here.
Choose any item that we come across in our daily lives, say the tooth brush or the comb, and then research and write a small article on it covering some points such as: When did it come into existence, how does it work, what is its purpose, et cetera.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is a self-help book written by Stephen R. Covey, first published in 1989, which later on reached more than 25 million people. The American author presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. Seven habits you can adopt to being effective in attaining your goals.
Of course, I was enlightened about this fact only upon Stephen Covey’s demise last month.
February has been the month of drought. Sometimes, I forget that this is my blog and not the nomination list for the Pulitzer award. Acting matured and grown up is a tedious job which is not meant for me. While trying to be the perfectionist, most of my write-ups ended up in the recycle bin. They never got recycled.
Anyway, I consoled myself with soothing words and tried my hand at an awe-inspiring poem.
And thus, a modern Shakespeare was born.