To you, Reader

“Hello, reader. Yes, it’s me, the Author, speaking to you, directly. Do me a favour and just think that I am sitting in front of you, to make it seem more personal because I will get extremely personal right now. I don’t even know if the editors will let all of this through. HEY, NO DUDE, DON’T DELETE THAT. No, no delete that, yeah no one needs to know that. Yeah, there-bring that back, yes. Now that I have broken the fourth wall at least ten times in one paragraph, onto the serious part.

Staying here in Ecritture has been truly amazing for me. I made new friends, my creativity has spiked quite a bit since joining, it also exercises my creative thinking skills a lot. My art has become better due to a lot of encouragement, and then of course there is the extra credit I will get in my resume. Now the theme is called Change and um….that’s the first change that I have gone through and I feel like it is extremely major. Now, there has been another recent change which I think is again a big one. Thankfully, another positive one and it has nothing to do with the virus.

I found two comfort characters. Well- one comfort character and one comfort person. I want to talk about them, but if I did, then this document will go on for too long and your time will get wasted, so I will keep it short and say that these two people are gems, absolute gems.

See life did not take a complete U-turn for me. It’s like the curves you usually get on highways. There is a curve, then another curve….and another, until somehow it becomes a huge, giant U-turn of some sort. I guess victories are like that. You don’t always get a whole F1 Race Track U-turn that you have to skid through as if you are in some action movie. It’s mostly slow. It is happening to me right now, and I am starting to slowly realise it, and it makes me appreciate the little things in people and in circumstances. The little kind actions people do that add up, block by block, to form a giant building. Wow, I am turning into some sort of positive philosopher. I felt like I connected with the Universe for a moment and I did not like it, bring me down to Earth please.

So what I am saying is that, let change just…..come, I guess, in increments. And if you get that giant U-turn, then go for it. Never miss a chance to change your life for the better.

Well, I do not know what else to type out onto this document. Call this my creativity dying a pathetic death but I felt like people needed a wholesome and soulful post. I sign out here, take care my friends!”

What a strange post……but, caring. I felt the kindness and warmth behind that. It looks as if the person had a sudden idea click in their head, and then proceeded to type whatever came to their mind on the document.

Well, they said take the chance to change your life for the better….

So I’m off to go and change mine…and everyone else’s.

Author: Aditya Iyengar

Editor: Adwita Chaure

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