(Feeling inspired , thinking head and jumping heart )
That was awesome .. ? I think it is a wonderful idea..
Yeah , Yes.. We should totally do it.
Define a word that would be my North Star for 2016. Am thinking…………
Head : What ? How could you come up with that word. one word , just (louder) ONE word , you lazy lazy bum …ONE word to be your torch for 2016 , that you would embrace completely , love deeply , stick by it and the first word you choose is ( insulting pause ) S-L-E-E-P .
You are not my heart anymore!
Like it or not , am sticking around. Can’t you see? We both looooove sleeping . Why not make it official!
Any trouble in life , just sleep it off. This too shall pass while you dream on your cozy bed , with you, my dear head resting on pillow.
Head: Thinking is my job , stupid heart. Lemme do it. Quietly.
Hmm , Okay.
After a minute .
Here is another one. Chicken.
Head: (fumes coming out of one ear ) Aha, Chicken , hmm? Exactly ,How does that inspire you ? When do you ever hear anyone say let’s do it like chicken … Let’s be like chicken ? Chicken is born to die .. remember , it’s bred only for recipe .
C’on .Chicken is inspiration .We go extra miles for that one joint in other part of city famous for chicken biryani! How can you forget Afgani chicken kebabs..
Head : (fumes coming out of both the ears and a bit of nose )Did you even get what the post means? What it means to have a word as torch for 2016.
(murmuring) Well .. chicken fits. Its a light .. a guiding torch , guiding us to that biryani wala .
Head: (fuming) We need a word which is like #growing
After a minute .
Oh wait. Here is another one..
Head (interrupting harshly) : Not FISH! That doesn’t qualify either. What is wrong with you .. Food is your inspiration ? Think Verb .. think action.
(murmuring) Sleeping qualifies as verb , and you are thinking now at dinner time rather than eating ….food. I can only see chicken and fish floating around me now .
Head is in complete state of meditation , thinking , occasionally a sound , a murmur , sometimes yapping : A word for me ….. to help me …inspiration….
I could see chicken and fish cannot be inspiration for 2016! That was my empty stomach talking before dinner. Now stomach is sleeping , head is still searching for word… yapping…
My 3 year old boy walks in, comes straight to my lap , face towards me … his little arms wrapped around my neck..
Adi : Mummy , let’s play the game happy face , angry face.
(Presses my right cheek) c’on , show me happy face, (presses again) abhi gussa(= now angry face). Wiggles his nose to get his angry look , giggles with laughter for happy face.
Head and Heart , both measuring his immeasurable cuteness..
One word. Son.
Will get me through , any or everything .. when he has his arms around my neck .
PS : This post is Blogging 101 assignment , to write a post inspired by other post.
In reality , though I agree with Safari Girl, I could not think of anything more inspiring for me than my own family and especially my son. A bit bore ending , humorless than originally intended. Nevertheless .. am still measuring his cuteness..