As we all become busy with our life at some point, we tend to forget our idea of life. Time never seems enough as we immerse ourselves in our work. In this competitive world, hard work is needed to succeed but simultaneously living our life in the way we also want is significant. Some days we might just not have space we need or the right people around us and things will be chaotic. For that day, we might be in need of a dark room, just like this guy who is in need of one.
Spider and a man begin:
A man entered one Dark Room and sat down at one corner of it. He seemed very upset. The room was empty, and there was no object inside it nor was a person but a spider diagonally opposite to the guy. Once he saw the spider, he was jubilant to have it as his companion. He sits and watches the empty wall opposite to him. Every 30 minutes he looks at the Spider, and he is happy that the spider doesn’t intrude on his privacy.
Thinking of Spider, he goes back down the year calendar. He was a boy, and he remembers how he will run to his mother when he sees a small spider in the bright light. He was scared of them like every child and hated them. And now he sees the spider and feels happy to have it as his companion. He wished his new friend would speak now. So he began to talk about it.
*spider moves a little since it starts webbing right now*
Guy: I take that move as you are good. You must be wondering why am talking to you out of all the living things in the world? Let me tell you. You spiders are the best living being in the world. You guys stay away from us and are scared of us. Despite the fact that you can bite us any time like the mosquitoes, you won’t do so. At least, I haven’t seen you indulge in any of such things unnecessarily (Peter Parker, being the only exception). You don’t interfere in our stuff, and you offer us one great service of Privacy. Privacy has become Pricey these days. From Whats App to what not! We lack privacy everywhere. You guys don’t ask anything of us except for some space at our room corner. You guys neither spoil our life nor make us happy. Your existence is absent in our minds. Probably you spiders will be glad for that.
*Spider starts to move towards the opposite corner of the guy slowly*
Guy: Well, I wish you spiders were more beautiful than others. Maybe beautiful souls have no need to look nice too. In this planet you, spiders must be the most peaceful species. I am not jealous, am just saying. So coming back to my story, I am upset, of what? Lack of Privacy. I am a guy who likes to be alone in my space just like you. I am being pushed, pulled, and forced all day long. Every day I do things for others and don’t find time for myself. I wish the people who force me were here and for this time I would have screamed at them for being so troublesome and talked about your glory to them. All I wish in my life after meeting you is that, if I had a girlfriend I would love to see her have your character. In your memory I would nickname her – SPIDEY!
*Spider settles at opposite corner*
Guy: Ah! Looks like you have settled finally. Well, I haven’t settled yet. And I have to tell you why I am talking to you right? Yes, I am upset. It’s because the time is 3 in the morning and I was on my laptop with work so long. My parents are in my hometown away; they call me every day and I am busy every day. As days passed, their calls reduced, best friends became just friends, work became tiresome, and life became messy. I wish I take a break, but it’s not that easy, my job pressure is immense, and sometimes I am just forced to work. My 3 AM friends have started to sleep since I became busy. My talks with parents, hangouts with friends, planning road trips, binge-watching TV shows and so much more, I miss them all. I am glad today that at least you were there for me to talk! I must tell you I feel little less upset now, thanks! Maybe if I talk to you for a week, I might make a change! Ciao!
Well, we all go through hectic times at some point if not now. In such cases, we will hurt our beloved ones though not intentionally. We will screw up things that were great. We lose good people, we lose our dreams, our little wishes just go to the bin, and we just keep moving. It’s funny how we keep moving on during these times quickly and struggle during heartbreaks. In such times, we all need a Dark Room to rent our inner feelings. Dark Room is just an example, It can be meditation, a short adventure trip but we all need something to light up our lives at dark times. When you feel you are done with the day, slow down a tad bit, do your dark room and take time. Soon your forgotten wishes, old friends birthday and more will pop up. And now you can organize them and schedule them into your busy life. Stay connected with your loved ones, after all, they do care about us! Live your life!P.S: I know some of you would be wondering about the spider’s depression because who cares about an upset person. 😛