Word of the Week #6:


What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

-Leisure, by W. H. Davies

I still remember the day when, back in 5th Grade, I was asked to recite this poem.

I also remember that this is exactly how far I got, before my mind went completely blank.

Getting another C- was not a big deal, even back then, but somehow, my teacher’s consequent explanation stayed in my mind…

As an 11-year-old kid, with all the time in the world, it would not be the most surprising that I did not quite comprehend this concept.

Now, after having been working over 80 hours a week for the past couple of years, with several close friends working soul crushing 9-5 jobs, I am beginning to understand.

And, as we all know, this is merely the beginning…

Well, at least my work is the fun kind… What about yours?

Published by

Yashas Mahajan

Author of Arrkaya: Origins, now available online... Increasingly being referred to as The Writer Guy...

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