I had been away from blogosphere for the past couple of months. It wasn’t really intentional because most of the time, I winded up scraping off the draft copy that I wrote and decided not to publish anything. So, here I am, back to writing about what life had been for me up until today. (Since this week WP’s Discover Challenge is about Collage, therefore I compiled all the photos in a similar form).
Prompt #4: “Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t anymore. The twist – Make today’s post the first in a three-post series.”
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PART 1: Lost Freedom of Choices
I skipped this prompt previously, primarily because my mind was so depressed by the loss I had a year ago. The painful memory teared me down, but I was lucky to get many wonderful supports from all around the world. I chose not to stress myself with the subject given and I finally gained the strength to go along with this challenge, with a slight twist to the story of a loss.
Prompt #5: “You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter. Today’s twist – Approach this post in as few words as possible”.
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Gasping like a Boston Terrier, I finally found a spot at the sidewalk to rest. I rushed my wearied body from 6 hours journey on train towards an empty bench. I set aside my luggage and placed the overloaded plastic bags. The pack of candles dribbled from a bag as I crammed the things bought for dad’s Birthday celebration afterwards. I peeked at my watch – 2 hours left to catch for the party. I snatched the candles, and thereafter spotted a strange grainy paper on the floor. I murmured, reading the handwritten letter:
Prompt #3: “Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you? The twist – You’ll commit to a writing practice. The frequency and the amount of time you choose to spend today — and moving forward — are up to you, but we recommend a minimum of fifteen uninterrupted minutes per day”.
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Oh, my! As a music freak, this prompt made me smile, but the twist for the prompt is such a turn off (15 minutes, are you kidding me?). I presumed mostly because, song lyrics and its meanings has so much impact towards my emotion, as if my whole life could fit into one single lyric or that one song could transport you to a thousand memories.
Every time when words fail me, I use music to speak. I use songs for the words that I am afraid to say, or feelings that can’t be described. When I need to be isolated from the distraction (even at work), I always have a headphone with me, and when travelling, an iPod in my hands. Music gets your mind off from everything else and I enjoyed being alone – listening to the melodies in my own world.
So here are the 3 songs I could think of on the fly, and within the given time of 15 mins.