For a moment today, time stands still — but you can tweak one thing while it’s stopped. What do you do?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us STILLNESS.
I wouldn’t want to change anything. Why? Answer is simple, even if I change that moment , I do not know what good THAT bad might have have done to me, so changing that thing might effect me in a way I might not have imagined. The thing which felt “momentarily” wrong, might be very good for me, and for all I know, we sometimes really do not consider the consequences of our actions to be so diverse.
The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business in deed.– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
I haven’t written anything for a long time, the reason for it as usual, were my exams, even though I had prepared for the exams throughout the semester, this were the toughest one offered by the university(I wouldn’t have signed up for this course if I’d known it was that difficult), but anyway I am now through them and relieved. I must also share here that I had my last exam, last week but I was too lazy to tap on my thoughts, visit Pottermore, start on my chores, or even get started on the new book I had bought in the beginning of the semester and I was really looking forward to reading, but anyway, I am back in my stride and have started to do all what I had planned earlier, quite unlike my previous vacations.. I know that this post is not something very interesting and much about the babble of what I’ve been doing, but I really felt like writing something and daily prompts were not something I really wanted to write about.. There are a few things I would like to share though, I signed up at lumosity, it is a very good website which offers brain train games, I know it is really a lame post, but I really felt like writing something and this is all I came up with.
Life these days has turned very boring, not only for me but for a lot of people around me and near me, that is not because I am near them of course, in fact that is because we get bored with everything very easily. To rid ourselves of this boredom, the most preferred way is to watch a good movie on a weekend or some people even manage to watch a movie each day. Those people who watch a movie everyday does not seem to take an influence of these movies in their lives, but people like me, who could manage to watch very selective movies and that after very long intervals of time watch a movie so enthusiastically that they try to find the characters of those movies around them or turn into them more like.
I am a normal person, no matter how much I think that I don’t let these stupid English movies inspire me, can’t take refuge from their fascinating ideas and as a result I turned a day of my life into a complete havoc.
The story began when I woke up early in the morning to offer my prayers, I felt a weird sort of itching near my ankle of my right foot. I ignored it, not wishing to wear my spectacles at the moment because that would then turn me sleepless and I would not be able to catch an hour of sleep before going to uni. It was good that I decided to ignore it because that rest was the last best bit of the day left.
Being unaware of what was coming in my day ahead, I woke up after an hour, got ready and was leaving, when I realised the area which was itching like hell in the morning now bore two very identical marks, which were about 2mm in size each with a distance of about of 10-12 mm.
Now one glance at those marks, suddenly gave me a brain wave and I realised that i have seen such marks in movies, mythological pictures and read about them on mythological websites. These were clearly the markings of those who have just been bitten by a vampire!!! With this thought, my mind exploded with questions and ideas of intense diversity and I suddenly got excited. Definitely, the first question which came into my mind was that why was i not feeling empty and devoid of my soul? But then an answer erupted with the same vampire speed that my excitement is pretty much more than enough for now to fill in the space of my soul.. And who cares for a soul now that i have got ultimate super powers.
And with that excitement, i left for university to test my powers and make it memorable for the rest of my life…
For the first time in my life, I regretted having a van to pick me up, because I wanted to see what my speed was, but then thought that I’ll have plenty of other chances to observe that, right now I should go in van because if I would not, I’d be owing some explanation to the “VOLTURI” for not acting human and thus, grudgingly, I sat in the van.
While in the van, my head was buzzing with thoughts, I thought Woah man!! It sure is difficult to have to listen to so many thoughts at once and then commanded them to SHUT UP!! Right at that moment, I realised that I definitely could not read minds and those ideas were merely my own, asking me that what on earth, made a vampire to bite me on my foot? But then i thought that she might be in a hurry and thus she’d just let in enough venom to transform me, but the thought disappointed me that I’ve had no extra power.
Before leaving my house, I had double checked the colour of my eyes, to see what colour choices do I have, but no change made me think that probably being extra jubilant doesn’t change your eye colour and I might have turned into a vampire not a metamorphmagi to change my eye colour on will.
When I reached the university, I wished to check my strength and power; The first thing which came to my mind, to destroy, was my cell phone because it was now useless to me, I might have been able to reach any place instantaneously and so I started crushing my cell phone with my bare hands (because I’ve removed my gloves which I wore with a complete facial cover to hide my sparkly skin in the dazzling sunlight of Karachi), The cell phone did not crush but it sure left red marks of two keys of my cell phone on my palms. Disappointed again!! But I did not lose hope and thought that these powers might not have transferred initially & I haven’t watched the fourth part of Twilight in which Bella turned to a vampire and so I know not much of initial phases of transformations.
When my friend asked me what I was doing and why I was wearing so many winter clothes in the month of April, I responded quietly that I was suffering from fever and felt cold. I actually wanted her to check me for any signs of fever on my hand and forehead and shout aloud: Oh my God! Sam you are ice-cold… and she did exclaimed alright. But the words were not what I wanted to listen… In spite of it she mouthed, Oh my God Sam! You seem to have a very high fever, your skin is heated like hell!! Now this came as a real shock, but I was not going to give up. Since the day was short and soon it was time for me to leave for home. Not having eaten anything since morning because I thought that I won’t need any food now, I was feeling extremely hungry. But I again gave myself a feeble hope that it might been because I’m not used to of it and this hunger might be that for blood.
While on my way to main gate which is very far from my department i found a tree, a tree near which no students were present, i again tried my luck, and started climbing it with much difficulty now that I’ve had gloves and all my scarves and stuff covering my face and sore fingers underneath the gloves. Failure embraced me once again and i fell down with a thud,due to which students from the nearby sports ground came to see the source of commotion and found me lying flat on my back. I stood up with all the confidence I could muster and after muttering to them that I didn’t see the tree ran away from the spot. That run had two reasons: First one was to run away from that humiliating situation whereas second one was to give one last shot to my exhilarating thought. I ran very fast, wanted to zoom, more like, but again, i fell down. This time my shoe lace was the hindrance. Girls now started to ask me who I was running from, wishing not to be interrogated yet again, I came out from the gate which was very near, crossed the overhead bridge and simply rode to my way home without further ado.
And from that day onwards I’d never think of these stupid mysteries because when I showed those marks to my mom, she told me that these were the result of a scratch of my new sandals.
Write down the first words that comes to mind when we say . . .
. . . home.
. . . soil.
. . . rain.
Use those words in the title of your post.
EVERYTHING: Though it sounds absurd, the word “home” reminds me of everything different each time, depending on where I am, what I am doing, and what I am going through.. Mostly its mom, sometimes its food, sometimes its about a row I’ve had with my siblings recently and so on. Therefore I can just not summarize my thoughts regarding home in a single word. It is so not possible for me.
RAIN: The soil reminds me of rain.. Yes I love the beautiful smell of soil when it rains and it is one of the best part of rain for me. The earthy smell that emerges from the soil on the onset of rain is the general alarm of the rain wherever I am either in the house or somewhere else.. That significant smell of soil does reminds me of the rain.. 🙂
GLOOM: Due to the chilly whether, all rain can remind me of these days is gloom. I simply hate clouds and rain in winter. The darkness and the chilly mist reminds me of the dementors swarming all over the place and that all-setting gloom diverts me from my work and I turn into one lazy person, doing nothing but moaning about how this whether can make me feel horrible and even that beautiful smellof soil cannot cheer me up.
Starting over, when followed by failure can be tiring, exhausting and even irritating. you don’t want to restart on what you’ve failed at but sometimes you are bound to do so which makes this extremely irksome.. But starting over can be very amazing when one starts reading over a book you’ve once read and feel like reading again..
I love to read and a general rule with all the readers I do not read a good book once. If I find any book very interesting and inspiring I plan to re-read it. In my opinion one can only read the plot line in first attempt but starts to enjoy the true story behind it and starts finding the facts hidden beneath the plot. In case of a series the fun gets doubled and one can link various things scattered in all the parts by the author thus realizing the true ingenuity of him/her.. Starting over a book you’ve read once is like re-visiting your favourite events.. The book I like to start over again and again and yet not get bored is the famous Harry Potter series. It might sound childish but the truth is that there is so much in the books and th series that one simply cannot read it just once. There are points to link and things to discover in the first parts of the books after you’ve read the entire series.. Apart from this series, there are other books as well which area waste if only read once and must be started over to enjoy them to the fullest..
Starting over can really be great if it is an inviting book you’ve read once and look forward to read it again.
I have heard, not just once, that expectations are least likely to turn into reality, and that they can deceive a person to the extremities. The kind of expectation i am mentioning here is that from book, or to be more precise about an author and not just a person. I am, ofcourse, discussing here about my favourie book series of all times i.e ‘HARRY POTTER’.
The fact i would like to mention here is that i started reading the series at the age of 16.. Sounds stupid doesn’t it? But the truth is that i used to hate harry potter since i remember the sight of it on tv, the sight actually gave me creeps..!! My younger sister who had heard alot about the book being great and my freinds who had read the books themselves also tried to persuade me but being a stubborn person, nothing seemed to convince me(now that i realise it, i was being a bit of an idiot), but what hit me was a single line said to me by a teacher which made the story intriguing for me, she said “Rowling creates a world around you” now this really made me realise that there sure is a world around me which i am missing but, being an average brain, did not EXPECT anything of the sort which is given in the book, and so i read the first book.. It was, as i was later to realise, J.K.R puts it herself, WIT BEYOND MEASURE.
I read the entire series, each book having unusal yet unique aura of itself, when i tried to explain the series in a line or two, i realised it is nothing more than a story of a wizard boy who is coninually hunted for killing by another evil wizard and finally gets to defeat the evil wizard.. Now this doesn’t even gives a hint as to what is so special about these books which can make any reader fall in love with the series. It is actually J.K.R’s style of presenting anything at the moment when you least expect it, or doesn’t even see it coming sometimes.
After the books you always have the movies to look upto which, however, always lack somethings for the readers who want each and every bit of the book to be portrayed in the movies and exactly like that in the book. I sometimes actually waited to have the feel of a particular part in a movie which i had read and waited for it with baited breath while watching the movie only to realize that this part is not included in the movie..!!
When the series ended, it felt like i’ve lost a great friend, felt like a phenomenon has ended, a phase of life has been switched off . But the link re-established when pottermore was introduced and it was something which made the user experience life at hogwarts. Once again, J.K.R outwitted us by keeping in front of us things in a manner one couldn’t generally expect. Sorting is done in an amazing manner, you cant predict what sort of wand you’ll get and which house would you be sorted in, and you definitely can’t cheat about it. There is a lot to know and a lot to learn, quite literally, if you really are a Harry Potter fan from http://www.pottermore.com because there is a lot which shows that expectations are exceeded not just once since the series is written.