Day 14 – The Closed Window

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#14 – The Closed Door 

What’s behind the door? Why is it closed?

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Though the challenge says Closed Door but I am going to be writing about a closed window I wish it opened again.
It was one of the most beautiful windows I have seen in my life. A simple wooden window which touched so many hearts and even changed some. A gorgeous woman, the best grandmother one could ask for and most of all a beautiful soul. This challenge is about her and maybe you are wondering what it is to do with the window.

My grandmother, a woman who proved that no matter what difficulties life throws at you, you can still handle it with calmness. She was our pillar of strength. She gave and gave as much as possible for everyone. And the things that she have gone through are unimaginable. The disaster happened when she fell sick and couldn’t go out. she was scared that people would avoid going close to her. So the lonely window became her best friend. It showed her the outside world. The beautiful sea to which she lost the love of her life years before. Her friend came and stood outside the window and they spoke for hours but her own son and his entire family despised her. For money played its fate. They treated her like an untouchable and she would still not complain about them to her daughters. No matter what her son did she loved him more each time and would refuse to move from his side. All this while the only one thing we didn’t know was she prayed silently for her death.

on September 5, 2016, her wish came true and she silently passed away in her sleep. She took a part of me with her and I miss her so dearly of course words are not enough to describe that pain.
From then on the window remains closed as much as I want to see them open while sitting beside her and seeing the world out of that lone window once more.

She taught me a lot of things the greatest of all is love.
She was one of the rares ones, so effortlessly herself.

I will always miss you, grandma…

Love
Your miserable grand-daughter


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Day 13 – The Letter Poem

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#13 – The Letter Poem 

Write a poem using words from a famous letter or a letter from your own collection.

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This poem is been written from the controversial and famous letter of Siegfried Sassoon who In July of 1917, mid-World War I, following a period of convalescent leave during which he had decided to make a stand by not returning to duty

The Letter titled “Finished with the War: A Soldier’s Declaration”

 

A soldier’s heartfelt declaration towards the destruction of war

He made his statement with an act
of wilful defiance of military authority

For the ones who have deliberately prolonged the war
Are the ones who had the power to end it.

I am a soldier and am speaking
on the behalf of my brothers

The war upon which it was started
Was of defense and liberation

But now it has prolonged
For aggression and conquest

I have seen and endured
The sufferings of the troops

And I believe it is pure evil and unjust
For prolonging the sufferings to the ends

I protest against the conduct
Of war and the political errors

For which the fighting men are
Being undeniably sacrificed

And on behalf of those who are suffering now
I the soldier humbly ask

To stop what was started
For it has changed the course of time…


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Day 11 – Dragon

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#11 – Dragon

The brave men did not kill dragons. The brave men rode them – GOT

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Here I would be writing about the list of 5 dragons in Mythology and Folklore

  1. Chinese Dragon

Which is also called the Oriental (or Eastern) dragon. This snake like creature with limbs typically represents the Chinese dragons but when we explore China we might find dragon depictions that are also like turtles and fish. It is also a belief in China that Emperors were believed to be descended from dragons. Many historical leaders like Bruce Lee, Martin Luther King and Vladimir Putin were born in a Year of the Dragon. This is the country were most places are named after dragons.

  1. Japanese dragon

This dragon is called Ryu that also looks like a serpent and has legs like claws. They usually live in ocean, the clouds or heavens but Japanese dragons usually live in the sea. This is because Japan is an island, and the sea is present in most of its geography. It has often been the symbol of the Emperor or of a hero.

  1. Korean dragon

These dragons are nearly as popular as the Chinese and the Japanese dragons but they also hold several differences compared to the other two.  These dragons have four toes on each foot with the eyes of a rabbit and the underbelly of a frog. They also have a very long beard. The Korean Dragons are divided into three subspecies. These are the Yong, the Yo, and the Kyo. They are sky, ocean, and mountain dragons respectively. Yong is the most common and also the most powerful. They protect the upper realms. The Yo have no horns and guard the underwater kingdoms. The Kyo live in the mountains. Korean Dragons are more aggressive than their Chinese counterparts and they do not help humans as much, preferring simply to guard the kingdoms of the world or live in solidarity.

  1. Turkish dragons

The Turkish which are called as Ejderha or Evren secretes flames from its tail. There is no mention of these dragons having wings or legs because most Turkish dragons are described as gigantic snakes.

  1. Portuguese dragons

In Portuguese mythology Coca is a female dragon that fights with Saint George. She loses her strength when Saint George cuts off one of her ears.

Fascinating ain’t it? 


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Day 10 – Friendship

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#10 – Friendship

There is no better friend than a sister and there is no better sister than YOU!

 

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This post is dedicated specially to my sister who has always been my best friend.

This is the speech I wrote for her to be read on her big day. Unfortunately due to some circumstances I couldn’t tell her.

So here it is… I hope she reads…

To my sister…

My support, my ally, my entertainment, my audience, my critic, my biggest fan, my best friend… my sister!

Good evening! for those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sandra the very proud younger sister of our beautiful bride. I want to start by congratulating the bride and groom and thanking all of you for making the journey here today.

To my parents, who taught us that love isn’t perfect but every second of it is worth because you did it together…

To my brother in law, I would say… stay strong and happy for, your incredible journey has just begun… I’m glad I’ve got a new brother… And welcome to our crazy little family where you will receive love abundantly…

Now to my sister, I haven’t told you this but I have always admired you for your incredible patience… That’s what makes her even special…
Well, She really is a favorite… I mean an ideal child, Whether it is excelling in academics, Keeping the emotions under control or generally being awesome in the real world… She really has set the bar high. It really is difficult to keep up… I was forced to follow every rule Mom and Dad made because she followed them. And I would like to thank her for letting me be the black sheep for the past 24 years… 😛 Jokes apart…

I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything. To this day, And I can honestly say I wouldn’t be half of the person I am today if I didn’t have a big sister like her to look up to and I’m proud to call you my big sister.

I actually drafted this speech not knowing where to start, but I’ve got to tell you, there are no words for me to come up with, to tell you how much I love you or how much you mean to me…You have been a beautiful part of my life and will always be… You taught me that there is beauty in everyone and in what they do… You taught me that you cannot find peace by avoiding it…

As young girls, we have shared our secrets, Giggled late into the nights, bickered over clothes to wear and slammed doors when we would fight… As women, we still share secrets And remember it would be you who I’d choose to call when I need an ear to hear or a shoulder to fall. No one else can understand the lives that we have had, from funny relatives to family jokes and also the times with mom and dad. I’ll treasure all the memories of growing up with you for sister’s form a lasting bond that’s trusted, lasting and true.

I just want you to know that I am always here for you in sickness and in health, for better or for worse. As a sister, I have always been there and this could never change. In this new path leading to the rest of your life, I will walk hand in hand with you today on your big day, and every day after. I love you and could not be more happier for you.

Separately, you are two special and remarkable people, but together you are complete. As you sit side by side through this roller coaster of life, remember to scream from the peaks, hold hands through the dips, laugh through the loops, and enjoy every twist and turn; For the ride is much better when you share it together. My greatest wishes for you both are that you have a continued loving friendship and partnership; that you enjoy success and laughter; that you are blessed with children and that you always see and talk with your heart.

As I toast to my sister and my brother-in-law.

Take each day and cherish your time together. Love one another and stand together. Take time to talk to one another. Put your love and family first, your job and hobbies second. May your love be like the wind—strong enough to move the clouds, soft enough to never hurt, but always never ending.

So here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after.

Cheers!


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Day 9 – Animals

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#9 – Animals

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

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Somethings don’t change no matter how many times it’s been addressed or in some cases even when repeatedly told.

for the day 9, I would like to write about one such thing that not just shook the country but the entire world.

Asifa Bano, an eight-year-old whose gangrape and murder split the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two in the name of religion. She was kidnapped held captive inside a temple, who was sedated and assaulted repeatedly. Her mutilated body was found in a nearby forest weeks later. I’m sure you all would have heard, read or seen articles on this horror. It is a horrific incident which sparked the outrage across the nation. But what is the use when the laws can be bent in favor of the accused?
And the government that has to protect its people is doing the opposite.

protests and pleas fall on deaf ears and the country isn’t safe for women anymore.

If it’s your wife, sister, daughter or girlfriend you stand for them because they are related and important to you but if it is someone else it is okay for you to see them as objects.
You simply fail to understand they are also women.

Think!
Stop being those men…
Who stare at women neck down
Who want to touch women given the slightest chance
Who stand near the bus seats and stare down their necks
Whos intention is to scrape your hands on them and swiftly walk away like you were a gentleman.
Who abuse and harass in every turn

Are you one too? 

Just stop!
And start living as humans .
In fact, animals are far better than what men are today.

For those men I tell you learn from the animals…

“Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral.”

P.S: This is written in general and not to hurt anyone feelings.


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Day 8 – Dream-catchers

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#8 – Dream-catchers

Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams…

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Do you know what a Dream-catcher is…
They say it protects by filtering your bad dreams and letting the good ones to pass through.

They are fascinating little things making me wonder “How were these beautiful things made and the story behind it”.
So when I did my little research, I found extremely interesting facts and captivating stories.

Read on, If you want to know more…

First, there is no definite story on how they evolved. There are many different versions with time. Let me tell you two different stories.

Story one

A chief whose child became awfully sick with a fever had terrible nightmares. A medicine woman made him a dream catcher by copying the pattern of a spider web. Instead of catching flies, the dream catcher would catch the bad dreams. When nightmares came for the child, they were caught in the strands of sinew. But good dreams were able to pass through the web and follow the feather down to the child.
In the morning, the sun rays would burn away the bad dreams that were caught on the dream catcher.

The other story goes like this…

Another legend tells the tale of a spider weaving its web in a window while a grandmother watched from her bed. When her grandson tried to squash the spider, the woman stopped him. The spider, grateful that her life was spared, gifted the grandmother with the web and told her that it would catch all of her bad dreams but let the good dreams through.

Intriguing isn’t it…

Here are some interesting facts about them
• Dream catchers have been around over thousand years
• Over 300,000 people a month search information on dream catchers
• Over 17 million dream catchers are sold every year
• The natives that first began making dream catchers spoke a language called Ojibwe which nobody speaks to this day.
• The tribe that invented dream catchers called it an “Asabikeshiinh” which means spider
• 1 in every 18 homes in the United States owns a dream catcher.
• Dream catchers design has not changed in over 1000 years, they differ in style but the original design still lives on today.
• Bigger dream catchers are said to protect the whole family rather than individual people.
• No study has ever proven dream catchers do work, but no study has shown that they don’t work.

Well, it was indeed interesting to write about Dream-catchers…

Now I’m going to get one…

How about you?


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Day 7 – The Rocket-ship

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#7 – The Rocket-ship

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship. Don’t ask what seat. Just get on…

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Spaceships, Rockets, and Aliens have always been a captivating subject mostly to all of us.
When I found out that today’s prompt was Rocket-ship I thought of telling something fascinating and intriguing.

 

55 years ago a small rocket took off from the outskirts of a small village. A small church dedicated to St Mary Magdalene was located on the Earth’s magnitude. Few young Scientists approached the Reverend who lived in a house adjacent to the church. When they asked him permission to acquire the church and the nearby land for their space project, the Reverend requested them to attend the Sunday mass where he could ask the parishioners for their opinion. These young scientists belonging to different religions they attended the Sunday mass eagerly waiting for their answer.

At the Sunday mass, the bishop explained the parishioners the importance of the scientific mission and what it would bring the country. Hearing the Reverend’s words they agreed and granted permission. The village people moved to a neighboring village and a church was built while the old church became the workplace and the Bishop’s house was turned into an office.

These young scientists with a little funding but with a lot of dreams started assembling their first rocket. In the initial stages that village didn’t have a canteen and hence the young scientists along with the engineers cycled to the main town to have their breakfast and dinner packing the lunch along with them. Weekdays were spent busily working on the rocket ship while on the weekends they would go to the beach or catch up on an old Hollywood movie.

Once the assembling is done they would be carried on bicycle and bullock carts to the launching pad. It was through this time that India first launched a Nike-Apache rocket supplied by NASA.

The village was named Thumba in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram and the surprise element is APJ Abdul Kalam sir was also a part of that crew.

Now isn’t that a fascinating story to tell…


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