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.
Weird.
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.
Again.

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.
:-)

8 comments:

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...
Amen!
(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! :(

:D

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