Monday, November 21, 2016
30 Day Challenge
Today starts the writing challenge.
For a long time, I always assumed that someone would swoop in and save me and be my hero.
But I'm finding that, like broken down vehicles, people only come to your aid when they see you
come down, pop open the hood of the car, and pretend to stare intently at what you do not know,
Then the Hero comes amidst the noise makers who start asking questions, "Do you have water for
the radiator?" or just generally commenting " Ah this over heating is serious, Aunt-ee why did you
not check your water today?".
I find that the Hero takes charge, the hero does not ask stupid rhetorical questions, the Hero makes
no foolish comments, the Hero just gets to work.
The Hero asks " Is there someone who you can call to be get you to your destination in the unlikely
event that we can not sort this out?"
But the beauty about the Hero, is how they are always the most unlikely people, in the most
implausible situations, offering assistance. Invariably shaming the people you hoped would help you.
I find that taking the first step towards a solution in any direction, invariably brings noise makers,
but going placidly towards a solution, brings the Hero. The Hero is always there, we just need to
listen, pay attention and be aware.
I have no idea how or why, but that's just how it works.
Update: In a bid to be more accountable, I am writing these 30 days along with D (who writes here),
who has so graciously decided to write along me till the wheels fall off. ( Hopefully this happens
after 30 days). Show him some love.
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