“I am definitely thinking of writing something”, I was talking to him last night at 1 a.m. There was no reply for a moment. He should be asleep, I thought, as many times it happen, my nocturnal mind popping up ideas at the middle of night is left unheard and then me trying to gather all my fantasies and willpower around that idea for an hour more before the mosquito swatter bat’s murderous lullaby from our neighbors make my hyperactive brain wander off into an unknown world of dreams! But I guess I was lucky yesterday, “then pick a pen and paper and write a short story”, he mumbled! And there was the silence again, but with a sense of approval. I felt confident and may be a bit anxious too! I was not sure if I am a story teller, but I definitely liked to stray into wide range of thoughts and ideas and fantasies, always!
Pen and a paper was a brilliant start, I should try, I thought! I got up in a state of haze about what should I write first of all the stuff I keep on thinking, and slowly entered into our study. ‘Do I have a new notebook, or probably a register…’ my back-end processor was still processing the resources! To my surprise, I found a blank register in my computer drawer and spotted a Parker pen nearby. “Nice”, I was overwhelmed.
It was 1:30 a.m in the morning (or say midnight) and I was on my study chair with a pen in my hand and running a random set of thoughts once again in my mind so that I can jot the best one for my first ever write up. “Okay, I should write God’s name before I write a word,” this is a deep rooted concept or you can say a custom, thanks to my mom, it definitely feels good!
I was about to write the first letter, and my pen stopped suddenly. I guess it was spontaneous as this thought peeped into my mind. “What if I write only a couple of words and go to sleep, or what if I have some better idea tomorrow?”, I knew I was not procrastinating. I thought of the ‘paper’ and my fresh new register which I had bought about 8 months back, and then I remembered that I pledged not to harm Mother Earth!!! I know, this is damn philosophical and unrealistic pledge, but as I said, my brain is hyperactive at nights and I can think of all possible stuff at that time. Well, believe me guys, I am an environment lover, but don’t confuse it with an environmentalist, yeah I really don’t want to harm any of the trees and habitats, I am sure. And now a days, it’s everywhere — “Save paper, save trees!”
The near-most possessions are the most invisible ones, as we always think to do something new, we need to buy something new.
I was stuck again, “I wish I could write something tonight”, a big sigh! My pen fell down and I laid back on the chair, am I a night owl I was thinking. I was doing nothing with my time, this sense was killing me. There should be some way out…
The near-most possessions are the most invisible ones as we always think to do something new we need to buy something new. But had to be different (as I said, it was night, shops were obviously closed, nobody near me was awake and some part of my brain was over compulsive at that moment). Why not use my iPad or a simple notepad on the PC. It could be possible….”,
“Cool”, I switched on the iPad and opened the Notes, though I am very lazy at typing on touch devices, the feeling to save the planet was more stronger than the easiness to write on the paper. I started typing, ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’!
I am very thankful to all the banks and my mobile network company, who always reminded me to switch to e-bills to save the trees. I guess, my decision to save the paper yesterday night should be credited to them as the basic conscience was cultivated by their continued efforts (!) .
So here I come, with this blog, with my thoughts and ideas and all the stuff while I save some trees, may be a small branch or so, but they say it should be enough! Let me know if it really helps.