Invisible

Just because the stars are invisible during the day, doesn’t mean they’ll not shine in the night.

Just because the darkness devours your steps, doesn’t mean that you’ll not find your way out of it.

Just because the daylight is too strong, doesn’t mean that a shady cloud will not cross your path.

Just because the good things take time, doesn’t mean that they will never happen in life.

Just like the seeds that are planted in the soil, lay invisible for quite some time, but spring to life when the time is right.

 

For the daily prompt: Invisible

Daily Prompt: Twilight Zone

The sun had spread its rays all over the room and the room was completely bathed in its light. She knew it was way past morning; she got up lazily out of the bed, yawned a little bit and then wore her slippers.

She was a little more than half asleep and a little awake to drag herself from her room to the bathroom in the right direction. She didn’t bother to switch the bathroom light on because she was still asleep. She went in and locked the door. After some time the light was on.

Her eyes were partially open by now, but as the light went on her eyes were completely open. She rubbed her eyes and thought, did she switch on the light. She knew it for sure it was not on and she hadn’t switched it on. Being occupied, early in the morning she was not going to think of some supernatural powers.

She came out of the bathroom and knowing that the light was on, she just switched it off.

But then, by now she was completely awake. She kept on thinking about the morning incident. It was not that she saw someone in the bathroom mirror or the water from the tap was red in colour instead of normal. Something strange did happen and had it been these it would still be easy to believe…believe in the existence of something that was non-existing and invisible.

She tried to find some logical explanation, going in…no light…no switch on…in…light on…came out…turned off the switch, but she could not come to a conclusion. It was a puzzle that she could not solve. She could only think that she could have switched on the light and since she was very sleepy might have forgotten about it completely. But she knew that it was not at all possible because firstly she had done no such thing. Secondly she knew she had switched off the light. Thirdly even if she forgot that she did turn on the light why did it come to life after some time and not immediately? The light turning on due to some electrical spark could not be possible as she remembered it quite clearly that she had switched it off. She remembered the touch off her bare fingers against the switch and pressing it down in order to turn it off.

She had the entire day to come up with some logic rather than thinking that the house or just the bathroom was haunted. She had just moved and liked the place very much. She could not come to any logical conclusion and was thankful enough that no other incident took place that day. She was although alert for one week, noticing every corner of the house and specially the switches.

She then realized it might have been some mischievous invisible force and she went to the altar and thanked first and then prayed for herself, the house and also the mischievous one.

After that nothing ever happened and she continued to live in the same house for two years until it was time to move to another town.

Daily Prompt: Twilight Zone

Survival…a basic human instinct

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Survival and struggle have always been a part of human lives. I guess it wouldn’t be wrong to say that survival and struggle go hand in hand. We have always struggled in order to survive. The nature of these two could be different; however, the message is only one- to instil in us our survival instincts.

I remember when I was may be 20 yrs old and wanted to be independent (the whole idea was to have pocket money from working). I was glad to have found a job as a teacher in a nearby school. For the first time in my life I was going to do something without anybody’s help.

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How did I feel?

I guess I was ready to fly (of course with invisible wings). The first day was just about okay, with the introduction and allotment of the classes. None of it really made a difference (at least for now), as the spirit in me kept me high.

A few days got over and my spirit was getting shattered. I didn’t know how to deal with the kids. The kids really admired me (they always admire a fresh face, I guess). However, I found it difficult to manage the class.

Any ways, I kept on going. I was not ready to sink, so I kept on struggling in order to survive. I wanted to work but within 21 days I was out of the school.

It had happened, as one day the principal had summoned me to his office. He handed me an envelope. I feared that it would have a letter, and if so what about my pay. But the silence was broken soon enough, when he said,”This is your payment for 21 days. You are not a good teacher; maybe you could try somewhere else.”

Oh! I couldn’t feel a thing. Needless to say after such a good feedback I was depressed. I started to think; I’m such a failure that I couldn’t even do what others of my age were doing so easily. Then I thought, of course they could be doing what I failed at and maybe I’m meant to do something that they won’t be doing.

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After sometime I became a soft skills trainer. The first time I got the opportunity I did remember what the principal had told me. The dialogue had made a haunting impression, and it made my feet tremble a little to walk towards the new opportunity. But I wanted to struggle, and I did survive.

Today I’m happy being a trainer. The people really like my training. Most of them walk up to me and say that the training has made a difference in their lives. It sure does make me happy to know that I could help someone in some aspect of their lives.

Today and always I’ll be thankful for the situation that once inflicted pain in me. It also helped me to struggle and swim and not to be prey to depression or hurt of what others believe of me. It taught me to survive and be strong and believe in me that I could not only swim but reach a shore triumphantly.