Word of the Week #182:

Soot

Hah…

Every now and then, I will do this.

I will work very hard for a very long, until I cannot work anymore.

If life is a candle, I don’t just burn it at both ends; I slit the candle down the middle, sprinkle some gunpowder over it, and I set the whole thing ablaze.

Needless to say, every subsequent cycle leaves me completely spent.

And, gradually, like the eternal phoenix, I too rise from the ashes, only to set myself on fire once again.

Only, this time, I saw the end coming. I had the time to prepare. I got a chance to pause.

And for once, I did.

Now, I can take a couple of days, refresh my mind, rebuild my strength, return to the peak of my abilities—or as close to them as I can—before I resume the blaze that is my life.

Personal growth, you know.

I am quite proud.

Published by

Yashas Mahajan

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

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