I came back to my room after my first class today. Freshers were thriving everywhere.
Excitement in the air. Ebullience on their faces. It made me nostalgic. When I sat down and flipped the pages of my life backward, it turned out I remembered every single moment of my first day on campus. I was elated.
Beaming with joy, I opened my laptop to blog about my brimming emotions. About how emotions control your mind. About how you try controlling them, but cease to. About why the human mind is a culmination of years of countless memories and experiences, or rather how. And about how they don’t alter your attitude, but make you a wiser person.
And tadahh! 1 new message. My screen was talking.
I opened the message and turned out it was from this one person called ‘Ratna Kamma’, whom I had never heard of or seen before. Upon actually enlarging the window, I realised it was quite a long one, considering it was from a stranger.
I started reading, my heart racing against each letter that my eyes behold, as if unravelling a mystery that lay forth.
“ Helloo Vaishnavi..?
I loved ur ‘The Rejected Lemon’ and I can’t resist saying this….ur way of engaging with a reader, like you are actually speaking face to face…is something very impressive and AWESOME flow..!! 😀
I love reading and want to be into blogging, ur blog set a good example for me in the way.! 🙂
Thank You. 🙂 “
My stomach felt butterflies. My head was reeling in exhilaration. And I probably didn’t realise that my heart skipped a beat or two. I don’t know how many of you have felt or been through this state of mind. I don’t even know what other worldly pleasure can give you this feeling. But today, that minute, I felt content.
Dad always told me there is a line of difference between ‘happiness’ and ‘content’. Now I know what he meant.
To blog and know that people are reading you is ‘happiness’, but to blog and know that people are inspired by you is mere ‘content.
I don’t see why you should thank me. Because the way things are looking at the moment, it is you who gave me the opportunity to feel something I never did earlier. It is you who made me realise that I’m actually doing a good job. It is you who had a heart of gold to take time out and write to me. It is you who acknowledged my hard work.
It is people like you, Ratna; who inspire me each day, to continue writing despite the cynical flak I receive for some of my outspoken and brutally honest posts.
You inked colour into my day today with those wonderful words. Thank You, Ratna.
I have nothing else to give back, but a colourful (If you noticed, this is my first post with vivid colours, I usually stick to BLACK) blog post full of love and best wishes to the amazing person that you are.
Continue to spread warmth and sunshine wherever you tread. I wish you the very best of luck with your endeavours. Don’t let any external hypocritical force encumber the zeal in you.
THANK YOU. 🙂