Friday, June 19, 2009

Idle Musings I

I was wondering.
I had my books in front of me.
They were open.
But I was wondering.

My pink-ink pen had run its due course.
I had unknowingly started depending on it.
I know.
An underline there, a note scribbled here, a star somewhere in the corner, a box somewhere else.
All in pink.

A chapter with a lot of pink was a chapter well done for me.
It was my mark of satisfaction.
It was my catalyst.
And I am not even fond of the colour pink!

I sulked.

I had an inverted-U staring back at my face.
The page looked drab.
The chapter: more so!
I needed my magic-touch.

I sulked.

In the absence of the pink-pen, I rummaged through my drawer, looking for some inferior stimulant to my academic pursuits.
I found one.
Not a close substitute but the only one available.

I sulked some more.

I took a deep breath, preparing myself to be engulfed in a nimbus of monotony.
I turned to the first page of the chapter.
I started colouring the box which had the chapter number.
The box turned green.

All of a sudden it struck me.
I found reason in randomness.
It might have been trivial.
It might have been a random coincidence.
Then again, it could well have been a reasonable incident.

I smiled.

I took my ruler and underlined the name of the chapter: "The Environment and Development".
In green.

I miss my pink pen.
But then, things come to an end for a reason.
Apparently pens do too.

Although it was just a case of the right colour coding, I had one of my "quirky” realizations out of this seemingly trivial incident (or coincidence).

Ends add more rhyme and reasons to the beginning.


Minakshi said...

Randomness is after all not that random...
There's always a 'because' tucked somewhere behind...
Nice one! :)

The Dark Side Of The Moon said...

I guess so!In weird warped ways!
Thanks. :-)

Priyanshi said...

I miss my Linc wala pink ink pen too :( we bought it at the same time. And they breathed their last at the same time too!
May their souls rest in peace...
(P.S.I've substituted with purple :P)

The Dark Side Of The Moon said...

Mine was simple Agni-gel!But I loved it all the same!
May they find peace together wherever it is that pens go when they are done! :(


Twisha Mukherjee said...

Well, I use a blue pen, sometimes a black pen, sometimes, red. But I never bother what the colour of the ink is. But, yeah, a chapter must be filled with ink to satisfy me that it has been done.
I liked the blank verses again!
I agree with the conclusive realisation too, that things come to an end for the better! :)

The Dark Side Of The Moon said...

I don't know whether they end for better or for worse(no nuptial intonnation intended :D),but they do provide some clarity.

Thank you. :)

Rene Lacoste said...

I stopped reading when you mentioned a pink fountain pen...Ewww!:P

The Dark Side Of The Moon said...

Haww!Not a pink foUntain pen..a ball point pen which had pink ink!
What's "ewww" about it!?!Macho-giri! :| :P