Have you ever tossed a coin or two into a fountain and made a wish? Did it come true?
The opportunity of tossing coins into a fountain failed to present itself in my case. But I had the privilege of visiting a place in Chittagong ,Bangladesh with my mother.
This was a shrine of a famous saint. There was a garden of trees with dead branches but were decked with amazing crimson red threads. I was told thousands of people visit here, they are given crimson pieces of thread to tie around one of the branches and make a wish.
Next step was to go back and untie the thread if their wish is fulfilled. I asked my mom, ‘how will I identify the thread I tied?”
“You don’t have to”she said, “you untie any thread.”
This was the time when I had just written my high school exam and was afraid of failing. My mom handed me a piece of thread and asked me to make a wish.Of course I made a wish to pass my exam.
Yes you are right I made a wish to pass my exam and luckily I was successful.. Whether I went back to untie one thread I cannot recall!
Today’s assignment: create and publish your About page,then either adapt it into a widget on your home page or add it to your menu.
I used to wonder why I love ‘Nature’ so much until I thought of my given name “Chaman”, it means a garden. I dislike plucking the beautiful flowers around me, I know when I pulled them out from their habitation . I am killing them. They look awesome in their own habitat. Who am I to displace them, I certainly wouldn’t want someone to remove me away from my lovely abode.
I’m fond of all the colors nature presents us. I have a certain affinity with blue,in my childhood any dress I wore had to be blue or else I would rebel if my mom tried some other color.
I was an okay student,my teachers were never worried about me but felt I’d be amazing if I could spare a few minutes of my playtime and concentrated on books. It never happened I went along on my own pace, I could not get the enthusiasm as my classmates did to be the top student in my class.
Things took a slight turn, when I became conscious I was in post graduate class, that my performance had to be better than okay. Destiny was alerting me it’s now or never as it does if one wants to change it. The lover of garden ,nature or what have you transformed into a lover of serious studies. I did not abandon nature but I spent less time strolling around to be Wordsworth. My time was limited, I could not ‘wander lonely as a cloud.’
My transformation awarded me scholarships which I was delighted to receive. I saw a part of the world which would not have been possible. I didn’t have the financial backing, my brothers helped me with my education, it would be selfish of me to ask for more support to go to England to study.
Here I am a plain human being who joined the blogging community to learn more about myself and the rest of the world!