D for Duster
When I was studying, the part I loved the best was wiping out what was written on the blackboard with the duster. Somehow, it felt good to have control over something that had been goaded into my head many a time against my will! Completely forgotten was the fact that the teacher/lecturer had worked hard to write and explain the stuff on the board…. (Before you get any ideas, I used to do this after the teacher had finished her lesson)!!
Maybe, it was the extreme sense of letting go when I wiped the board with the duster to see a clean board ready to be used again. Was it more reflective of a subconscious desire to be set free of all bonds that chained me? Or, was it an ardent wish to begin afresh after the slate had been written and long gone?
Just imagine – how nice it would be to be able to undo one’s past, the grudges, the mistakes, the careless errors, the harsh hurtful words with an invisible duster? How lovely it would seem to be able to make up for time lost by using a duster that aided in wiping out everything that one did not want now? How wonderful it would be to be able to start afresh everyday without our past actions influencing the present or the future.
Maybe, we really do have that duster within each one of us, in our minds, but we seldom use it because we mostly believe that we are victims of circumstance and have to work out our karmas.
Maybe, if I attempt it right now, I would be able to wipe out all that I keep locked in to be indulged in at my whim and fancy depending on my moods. Maybe, I could use this very duster to not carry over days, weeks, months and years of emotion. Maybe, then, I would really be set free….What do you say?
Entry for the Letter D which is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge April 2014