I was reading a book today, and then suddenly a guy in it dies. Like turn the chapter and it says “Darkness”, and I instantly knew, something bad is going to happen and I just stopped reading.
Yeah, I do that. I like reading. But I won’t term myself as a voracious reader. I stopped reading for a while, guess why?!
ENGINEERING. no no, I don’t hate it like most of the writers do. I think its kind of cool, not everyone can do it. Its just that the books are so boring that, it never made me feel like reading anything else again.
Yeah, so bottom line, I kind of lost my love for reading.
Okay, so I will let you in on a secret, (my fellow Indian students; no surprise for you !)
Our exams are waaaaaaay too boring. Like literally. I get tired of writing. Now tomorrow is our management paper and I am least bothered to study. So me and my friends decided to make exams a little fun, and after lots of stupid ideas, we came up with the stupidest one..
“Lets make new words and shit and write them in exams”
I was like, praise the lord to give you a mind capable of having such awesome ideas +Divyaraj Jhala
Anyway, so for THAT, I thought why not read!? (I can always have some inspiration for my discovery that will change the course of exams for us students)
So, I started reading.
Now let me jump to the chapter. “DARKNESS”
A character dies. DIES. I placed that book aside. Like a reflex. I was too afraid to read what happens next. Its like Joey, like he puts the book in refrigerator.
How easy for him to die. How simple for the writer to make him die. Like, gone. No more inverted commas ending with his name. No more his character description now and then. How sad. But that’s the story right??
THAT was his DESTINY.
Now the crazy thing is, I have a habit of relating myself to at least one character of what I am reading. And it was I who died.
Now that triggered a way irrelevant, baseless and stupid thought.
As much as I say,
There’s only one person watching, it’s not god, its “YOU”
I am not an atheist, no. But I feel we humans have greater powers than what we think we have. We can create magic. Best proof? BOOKS.
So my point being,
What if I am character. Nothing more, nothing less. Its just that I have been spoiled with thinking power.What if I am a character of some story, some great one or some very poorly written one. Some story with a fairy-tale ending or maybe it doesn’t have much of a happy ending.
What if I am the protagonist?
What if I am the “bad guy”?
Yeaaah. So I thought,
A character, has a purpose. Something it is supposed to do.Something the universe conspires for. Otherwise the story won’t get where its supposed to. Right?
What if ALL of US are some part of a story, or stories. Such that each character plays an immaculate role in other story. Affect it, terribly, surprisingly. A story with innumerable possibilities, a story so complicated, but so well written.
The best part? It is not completed.
The writer maybe hasn’t come on terms with the term END. So? Its doesn’t end. Its his/her wish.
Now as it is not written completely, there’s an uncertainty, uncertainty of what’s going to happen next.
But then, there’s one thing certain, each of us characters have a purpose.
And as much as we are hung up by those strings tied to us, once in a while our writer, our creator takes a long nap and lets the characters decide the path, the flow of the story, and that’s when we work wonders. We give it a whole new direction, a new perspective, because, that’s where those emotions pop in.
He let’s us decide a path for ourselves.
But we.. hahahahahahaha.. we are so naive, aren’t we now?
Sometimes we believe, let HIM handle, and we sit back and relax.
But most of the time we do things, and we reach a point where we are destined to.
Yes, destiny comes into the picture when our bestseller is sleeping and this is when we are serving our purpose, in OUR way.
Just look around you. Silently. Each and every person is character in the story you are the Protagonist of, and vice versa.
And as in the story, you might not know but he/she can change the direction in a drastic way. Because the writer knows, and you might not. not just now.
So when I tell you, when those catchy posters tell you,
“If you don’t like your story, change it”
They mean it. And I believe in it.
Because you have every right to .Because you have all the power to.
We don’t know in which chapter, we might vanish.We might die, or the writer forgets us. So enjoy your part. Truly, sincerely.
For come what may, you know. YOU were, are the reason for some great ending to a story, or maybe it never ended. 🙂
I would like to quote something from a movie.
“Babumoshai,Zindagi aur maut uparwale ke hath hai jahapana, jise na aap badalsakte hai na mein. hum sab to rangmanch ki katputlia hai, jiski door uparwale ke haath bandhi hai kab kaun kaise uthega ye koi nahi janta”
But what you do between that, is what matters.