Word of the Week #83:

Cataclysm

Who likes change? I don’t.

What is there to even like?

Let alone the big stuff, I struggle to even tolerate small changes in the weather. The very thought of buying a new phone or laptop or vehicle is enough to make me hyperventilate.

Of course, I have no money and cannot afford any of those things, but that is beside the point…

Now, we did talk a few weeks back about the changes a person undergoes, in order to reach greater heights, and that is obviously a different thing altogether. I don’t exactly love it, but I do understand and appreciate it.

However, there are certain changes that seem far less benign, and I count myself lucky for never having had to endure any of them. Now, I am still only thinking about things like switching schools or relocating, both of which appeared at the horizon at certain points in my childhood, and we somehow managed to evade both these looming disasters.

These days, however, I am living my life a little beyond my comfort zone, and experiencing these changes, albeit second-hand.

And, of course, my life is still enviably comfortable, so…

Nonetheless, a new chapter has begun. Our brave protagonist finds himself stripped from the warmth of his childhood home, into a mysterious land filled with unspeakable horrors.

Let us see how his story pans out.

Stay tuned for more…


PS: You see, ‘unspeakable’ because, well, cats cannot speak.

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Word of the Week #20:

Transmutation

I initially intended to use Metamorphosis, but this is slightly better, and for a very simple reason:

This way, you don’t imagine a weird, winged worm bursting out of a perfectly agreeable little cocoon, while we are talking about significantly more important things…

Plus, I do tend to prefer metallurgy over biology…

Change, as we seem to have accepted, is inevitable, and yet we often fail to observe it in ourselves. It is only when we introspect over it, forced by a chance encounter or unforeseen circumstance, that we begin to realise.

Recently, I have had the pleasure of reconnecting with a couple of old friends, and while I often maintain otherwise, they did all comment about how grown up I seem.

And while I still do not entirely agree with them, I can understand why they would think so…

This path has been a long, taxing, and at times somewhat frustrated, and it may have left several worthy predecessors lost and broken. But it is only after bearing the heat and hammering along the way have I acquired my shine.

Of course, there would be many who would disagree, and to them, my message is simple:

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