Discover Prompts, day 8: Curve

Years ago I went to Montreal to do a short course in French. While there I got the news that a family friend was hospitalized near Van Horne. Without wasting time I asked another friend how I could get there.

She said, ‘Ranu you have to take two buses, number 55 and 56.’

I thought about it and realized I had no experience travelling by bus. I gave up the idea.

‘Why not I walk to this place?’ My mind whispered.

The problem was I knew nothing about how to get from point A to B. I didn’t want to get lost, so I took the help of a road map which I bought from a store nearby.

I got ready and started walking , there were a lot of twists and turns, boldly I carried on. Suddenly I noticed a building a few yards away. I was excited and kept following the road that led to the building. I opened my eyes and was delighted to see it was the hospital I was looking for.

I went in took the elevator and met the girl who told me about the two buses.

I went to see our friend Pearl Duclos, she was surprized and happy to see me after many years.

I told myself, ‘Life is not a straight line, it has many curves and twists, only those who are able to struggle are the ones who are ultimately successful.’

Discover Prompt : Day- 5

Day Five Prompt : Dish

When I hear Dish My mind thinks of sweet or Spicy

Never did I Imagine the actual bowl light or heavy

Which is such a shame my mind only thinks of food

Serving platters get no credit for their fancy look

Food served in a pretty plate makes a difference

I write this from my years of experience!

Discover Prompt : Day 4, Street

Let me describe my awesome STREET,

Students of all sizes you will meet

We have sidewalk on one side it’s too bad

While our side is grassy and hilly looks so sad

Although it’s short and broken my feline loved it

I would’ve name it Thursday, if I’d get a permit

One thing I know from years of experience

My neighbours would say, ‘Oh What Nonsense.’

Discover Prompts, Day 3 : Song, posted translated by ranu

When I hear the word song , it brings back memories of all the songs I heard, the singers who spent their life entertaining us. The music, the language, the rhythm, tune and so many other things.

Let me translate my favourite Hindi song: the title is ,Life

Life is a Mystery
What kind of mystery is this life?
sometimes it makes us laugh, sometimes it makes us cry,
Sometimes our mind follows the dreams without waking up
One day the traveller will go ahead of these dreams
The people who arranged this gathering,
were happy and sad
will quietly leave this world alone but where?
posted and translated by ranu