Big Day Ahead

Daily Prompt Challenge – The Daily Post – Big Day Ahead

It’s the night before an important event: a big exam, a major presentation, your wedding. How do you calm your nerves in preparation for the big day?

Big Exam – It simply felt like a formality to feel educated under the education system.

Major Presentation – Give me a break. I’d rather work in private, research on the topic concerned, then start on creating it. Nonetheless, it’s nothing big.

A Wedding – Impossible (I’m still single, and haven’t experienced it yet. :P)

For me, an important event would consider things like changing the fate of our planet, saving a life, or work on something to make the world a better place.

The other day, a baby squirrel of about 3-4 weeks had lost itself around the house. It was born in a loft above the bathroom ceiling, and, unknown to all the members of the house, fell on the kitchen floor in the middle of the night. By noon, the baby squirrel was found in the balcony of the living room, which squeaked and hopped around everywhere in a desperate attempt to get away.

Unable to get a good grip, it fell each time while making an attempt. As I tried to calm it down, and brush my fingers over its fur, it would pop out and jump in fear of what I might do to him.

After half an hour, I managed to get the squirrel inside a bottle of Bournvita (1 kg) when it attempted to climb along the corner of the wall and fell straight inside. Along the course, It had climbed over me, on to my hands and head, and gotten on my back, ready to jump beyond the gallery into the depth of death. Nonetheless, I ducked down so he fell back inside.

The moment he jumped into the bottle, it curled itself up, eyes staring outside the translucent walls of the bottle.

Few minutes later, after I went downstairs, I got the squirrel out after constantly tapping over the bottle. He seemed to have become comfortable inside, I guess.

Once outside and at the ground level, I stood there for a minute or two, when it started to walk around and head back towards the building wall to climb on. As I thought and took a step ahead to push the baby squirrel towards the other grown-ups, one of them came down a tree and groomed him.

I stood watching the reunion for a couple of minutes. The grown-up squirrel picked the baby, the latter holding itself around the mouth with its hands, legs and tail, and climbed the nearest tree.

Now, where in the world would such important events have a night before to realise such a thing was going to occur the next day. Of course, it was expected that some day, a baby squirrel would fall into our house. Those squirrels have found a really good spot in our house after all.

I wouldn’t be surprised for any such thing called as a ‘Big Day Ahead’, unless I knew of such life-changing events about to occur in my life.

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Howl at the Moon

Daily Prompt Challenge – The Daily Post – Howl at the Moon

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” — Allen Ginsberg
Do you follow Ginsberg’s advice — in your writing and/or in your everyday life?

I have read of wolves in George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire series and watched werewolves in Twilight and Underworld movie series. I have nothing to do with that sort of thing, if it’s moonlight which starts to take control over my shape shifting stuff.

On the other hand, if there is sunlight within, why does one need moonlight, I’d ask? Should someone have moonlight every time? Is this about the dark side of someone, or the psycho side of the human behaviour? The point for this daily prompt is not specific, and there is a lot of ambiguity in what it has to mention.

For the sake of this discussion, I think I shall put moonlight in such a form:

Inner Moonlight – The ability of allowing to glow with the light of the moon, even when all the sunlight has drowned below, and darkness has crawled into someone’s life. It is how the sun would look like after a supernova occurred.

If it is what I say above, there has never been such a time when darkness surrounded me. I have willed myself to keep it out of reach, by either running, or fighting it when there is no other escape route available. I might be vague in saying this, but the kind of darkness involved within my life is very dark. Even the mention of it in words could give it power to get back out of the darkest regions where it’s been isolated and kept remote from my life.

As far as the Inner Moonlight is concerned, there is something called as intuition, which I recalled now, by which one finds his/her own way, when someone gets lost in their way. One of the best ways to realise and understand is that you are never practically lost. It is only the belief of getting lost. It also goes for something that you might act and react based on a certain activity or incident which triggers one to execute certain actions to solve a given problem.

You might say, I’m more of a preacher then approaching in practical life. There are many examples I could quote, but I do not see the reason to put them up. I’m sure such situations must have risen in your life some time.

Well, I simply howl for the madness in me. And if you have found it to be a muse, then so be it. I wonder how mad I have been, as compared to the real howlers who howl in the dark night and act based on their inner moonlight.

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Ready, Set, Done

Daily Prompt Challenge – The Daily Post – Ready, Set, Done

Our weekly free-write is back: take ten minutes — no pauses! — to write about anything, unfiltered and unedited. You can then publish the post as-is, or edit a bit first — your call.

This isn’t the first time I’ve written a free-write topic. My topics have ranged from out-of-the-world fantasy imaginations to the small objects which we observe during our daily lives.

Space, what Star Trek calls it as The Final Frontier, I have a doubt about that, for we ourselves, are a universe on our own. And the living cells, or maybe an electron is the planet which revolves around the nucleus. If there can be something as large as the universe, then there can also be something smaller which could be a universe shrunken to a different level and magnitude.

How we define the universe is what our perception creates and limits us from what we relate it to. What if we are the contents of the universe which spans over billions of galaxies? Well, if we’re a part of it, then there’s no problem to understand.

On the other hand, consider the body of a living human being. We could call every organ within our body as a galaxy, only that they’re stuck in very close to each other. And what we call as the dark matter, which hooks the galaxies together, is what we could consider as the arteries, veins, and the nerves, which allow them to communicate with each other. We consume and throw out different products from the outside world. Couldn’t we imagine that something outside is fed into our universe, and that matter is processed to allow our universe to grow, as equivalent as our body grows. And finally, the unwanted matter is thrown out of the system, which leads us to an equivalent of star systems to either implode or explode resulting in star dust. It is also an example of dead cells getting discarded by our body.

In any case, I believe that each atom within our body might be a star system of its own. And some of these electrons could be an equivalent of a planet with a life of its own.

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Verbal Confirmation

Daily Prompt Challenge – The Daily Post – Verbal Confirmation

To be, to have, to think, to move — which of these verbs is the one you feel most connected to? Or is there another verb that characterizes you better?

If there is a verb which characterised me better, it’s ‘to imagine‘. I like to imagine things in different perspectives. Especially, when it’s to getting into writing a fictional story. But when I’m not thinking about some idea towards writing, I tend to imagine scenarios and places, situations and problems, with solutions and adventure, mysteries and suspense holding out the essence.

For example, if I watch the skies when the rains pour over every exposed physical entity that appears, I’d like to imagine, what if every raindrop had a life of its own? I’d like to ask whether they intended to fall on their own, or were they following orders as they were charged to execute? On the other hand, what if the waving of the trees had something to do with the heavy rainfall?

Whenever I watch something different occur in my life, it feels like something new has dropped in, changing everything. Imagine the possibilities of a particular situation to occur, in the case of a possible/impossible thing should occur, it may feel like magic sprouting out like a flower, with a fountain at the top.

To make things complicated, I like to imagine a lot. But that doesn’t declare that ‘to be’, ‘to have’, ‘to think’, ‘to move’ or any other verb could be declared as the verb that characterises someone. I’m sure there would be others who would agree on it as well. There may be some who are balanced with different verb combinations, which characterise them. And so it is the same for me too, for I think a lot, when my character speaks out. For if I don’t think, I may not imagine. And to think, I have to believe in myself, which leads me to a third verb, and to believe, is to lead myself to act upon something which I either have knowledge or experience.

Although the daily prompt does specify which verb is better, I believe there may be at least two which run in parallel. But I cannot say that others are less than the ones I mention. For in that, they might lose their trust on me. I know it sounds ridiculous, unless you’ve imagined words to have lived a life of their own.

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