Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Day in My Life - Without Colors

I woke up one day and rubbing my eyes tried to gauge the situation that I was faced with... Well I had lost all sense of color, I could only see things in "Black and White". I thought it was just a hallucination but slowly I began to realize the grave situation that surrounded me. Well the first problem I faced was, I could not identify my toothbrush, well I know it sounds weird but there are four members and naturally there are as many toothbrushes. Now each looked the same, black handle and white bristles!!! Somehow I overcame the situation, I will not go into how but it was not easy at all!!!

Then I took a bath and wanted to dress up but again all the shirts looked the same either Black or White... Flabbergasted I wore a white shirt and black trousers... This I realized was just the beginning of a long hard day that lay ahead of me... As I left for my office, I could not make out between cabs and private cars... After a couple of failed attempts at stopping some cars coupled with some disgusting looks, I hit jackpot and finally managed to hail a cab. I was beginning to get anxious by now but decided against disclosing this fact to anyone as they would think that I had gone nuts and would not believe me.

I was troubled many more times during my office hours as I had trouble recognizing different documents as different types of bills are distinguished by different colors... So I had to manually read and sort out the bills, what a pain!!

After lunch which was another troublesome task as I had difficulty identifying different things on my plate. So I decided to take rest of the day off and made my way to a nearby garden. But alas! Even the flowers seemed to have lost their charm, without colors, every flower looked the same... Some flowers even looked disgusting in jet black color!!! I then made my way to the sea-side, thank God the breeze doesn't have any color... The cool sea breeze relaxed me a bit but I knew that if this situation persisted, then I was going to be in deep trouble. I spent some time there watching the waves come and go, people enjoying themselves, eating ice gola (hell I could not make out the flavor)...

Soon it was time for the Sun to go home and I thought this would cheer me but it was the most disgusting sun-set I had ever seen... I just closed my eyes and thought that I had had enough. With moist eyes I prayed to God to relieve me of this unique situation. I realized how unfortunate people are those who cannot see, I sub consciously made up my mind to donate my eyes after death. But, Ah!!! I realized what use of eyes which I am myself not comfortable with!!

I closed my eyes and shut out everything from my system, just went blank... pretty much in sync with the day that I had just spent! Somebody was jerking me and there was a splash of water on my face, probably the waves had come far... I opened my eyes with a startle and found that my mother was frantically trying to wake me up!!! I struggled to come to terms with the situation at hand but was relieved that my vision was normal again... Colors had returned to my life again!!! I hugged my mother and immediately told Her that I would like to donate my eyes if something happened to me.... I would consider it the best gift that I could gift to anyone, if someone could see the colors of life with my eyes. I thanked God and hurriedly got ready for office. I realized the extreme importance that colors play in our lives, without them life becomes tedious and drab...

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This post is my entry to the 'Take flight with colour' on IndiBlogger sponsored by HP LaserJet. If you like my article then please do vote for me on Indiblogger here (no fake votes Please).

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14 comments:

calicoaster said...

Wow...lovely and interesting post..I liked the analogy of experiencing a day that has no colors to it, and how would it fair!!! All the best!! :)

Ahimaaz Rajesh said...

I mostly dislike stories that ends "a dream it was". This is one of those few I like. Well imagined and well told.

Arti said...

I loved the way you have intertwined the importance of colors and how we, through our eyes, are actually able to realize that.

Your post is different and the best part was the way you ended it... donation of eyes, there can be no better way to take flight in color than to paint a b/w canvas with your colors. That is the real journey... All the Best :)

Someone is Special said...

lovely post. and Glad to stop by a cricket blog..Good Luck and will my life be colourful ?

Someone is Special

Sairam said...

Are you posting two entries to the contest.
Well, why not? All the best.

DS said...

@ Calicoaster
We only realise the importance of something once we lose it! So thats why the post!

DS said...

@ Ahimaaz
Coming from the master of story teller, this is a huge compliment.
Thanks a ton:)

DS said...

@ Arti
Yes if we can donate our eyes and make someones Black and White world Colorful then that is a huge thing.

DS said...

@ Someone is Special
Thanks

DS said...

@ Sairam
Yes 2 entries.

bettyl said...

Wow! That was really thought provoking, and wonderfully told.

DS said...

@ bettyl
Thanks, glad you liked it.

N.S.Kirti said...

pata hai ye padh ke O.Henry and "the pendulum" yaad aa gaya-you dont realise the importance of a thing till its gone!! loved this post. really- toothbrush bhi differentiate nahi hoga!! and a life without a soul... you hit the nail on the head! :)

The Fool said...

This was quite creatively done.

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