Just break the aura filled with prejudices and misconceptions. Listen to the surroundings; you will be surprised by the missing facts of ‘nature’- not that it’s all new, but you just missed it; it just flowed through you unnoticed.
I don’t know whether this is the right way to begin a novel or a story, if there is some thing well defined as the ‘right’ and the ‘ wrong’. I have been trying to write one for the past few days when a sudden flash of electrifying idea (that’s how I always define my ideas) came to me. I sat confidently before the computer and those were the lines typed on the ‘word’.
The missing elements in my life started dancing and singing before me; the singing of birds, the dancing of trees; the smiling of kids, the goodness in my neighbors, and of course, the inquisitiveness of my self. I wonder how could I miss this much in my life when these are the prominent and dominant facts around us.
It all started on an evening when my first cousin, who’s in ‘Std.II.A’ (in her own terms), came to me with her homework. She has to name the ‘cries/sounds’ of different animals. I could answer most of them easily, but still there were some I had to search. Then came her question, “ who found out all these stupid things? I just want to kill him.” We just laughed and laughed at her innocent but angry question. What else could we do? We just forgot the ways and means to explain her the importance of the question.
I was going through my thesis which has to be submitted soon. After some time it started raining heavily. I could clearly hear the sound of splashing raindrops outside. Suddenly the question came to my mind. How will I explain the sound of rain? How could I explain the feeling (nostalgic?) that crossed my mind as I was listening to it? As I was trying to find a satisfactory word/answer for this, a lot of sounds, sights and thoughts became clear to me. I was perplexed to find the number of words I had to find out.
I, then, thought of writing something on this where I could search an answer and here it begins: a beginning that might entangle the loops that surrounds me or entwine me again in loops of the still unexplored nature and human nature. And I begin:
Just break the aura filled with prejudices and, misconceptions. Listen to the surroundings; you will be surprised by the missing facts- not that it’s all new, but you just missed it, it just flowed through you unnoticed.