Daily Prompt: Tiny

via Daily Prompt: Tiny


A  tiny  crevice is all  you need

to let in the glistening sun beams

A  tiny spark is all  you need

to grow wings and  follow your dreams......

The Komodo dragon(The Daily Post discover challenge – Animal)

Weekly Discover Challenge

Human beings have a common phobia of sorts for reptiles in general . Perhaps it is something to do with their general appearance , that is, to be honest, rather creepy, fear inducing or even repulsive at times, no offence meant (!!). Or may be it is the way they drag their weight around ,  quite literally (!) on their short podgy limbs; or sometimes the lack of it, that makes them less appealing to us humans. The myths and rumors surrounding them and their poisonous fangs, might just add to the nature of this fear or hatred as you may deem acceptable.

The Komodo dragon is one such fear inducing reptile that one only sees in one’s worse nightmares, as that four legged monster chasing you while your body stays paralyzed and incapable to respond.

My opinion on this creature was not very different… well..until I happened to see one for real here in Indonesia. Komodo dragons or Komodo monitor is a large species of lizard native to the islands of Indonesia. And so it does not come as a surprise that on one of our recent visits to a tourist  attraction  called  Taman Mini here in Indonesia,  we had the good fortune of encountering a Komodo Dragon for real.

Well, it was not out in the open, and no I did not touch it . It was within the confines of a large enclosure . One solitary dragon, lazing under the afternoon sun.

As I stood there watching this gigantic lizard with awe, all my repulsion melted away… and I saw it as  beautiful as it really was…

Just as I was about to turn away giving up any hope of making it leave it’s cozy spot, it stirred. And there it was slowly but steadily trudging past the small ravine and making it’s way to me, the glass shield being the only barrier between us. It watched me with the same curiosity with which I gazed at him. And then it seemed I had passed his test, for he decided to lie down  on the grass  besides me as I sat on the other side of the glass barrier,   my fingers trying to reach out…

At that moment I did not see a carnivore that feeds on other birds and animals, or one that is known to attack human beings at times. I just saw a calm, gentle creature that wanted to be loved or perhaps was aching for some company…

Or as most people would say it, it was the glass that made all the difference !







My ‘gut instinct’ – my guide ,mentor and philosopher

Gut feeling is something that has directed me to do a lot of things in my life…In fact for me , it has always held a little more weightage , than mere logic or emotional quotient . You can call it whatever you like , gut feeling , woman’s intuition , clairvoyance ,or ESP (extra sensory perception ) .

There is something inexplicable yet true about this sudden emotional upsurge that overwhelms me , sometimes forewarning me against negative situations , people or places , and at other times , guiding me like a mentor into things ,and events that bring a positive change into my lives. Infact…taking me by hand ,  steering me  towards my ‘Destiny’ !

I can’t remember exactly when I didn’t use it , because for me , it has always been an important element , in choosing friends , jobs , and even my life partner ( at least here I can vouch it didn’t go wrong ! )

I rely on my gut feeling the most , while making judgements about a person or his /her attitude towards me . Sometimes , I have this strong ( albeit unwarranted ) dislike for a person , at the very first sight… and feel forewarned , and more often than not , my conclusions and fears are proved right …

So much so that now ,even my better half has begun to trust my instincts ! 

Sometimes , these are positive and a kind of go ahead sign , which I obey meekly . Starting this blog ,was in itself one such decision .Though  the suggestion to do so was provided by a family friend and well wisher , it was undoubtedly my inner eye that led me into it and the results have been more than satisfying ..(for me , that is ! )

I don’t usually get all excited at beginning new things , in fact I am a little too cautious , before venturing into anything that is alien to me…and starting a blog , would definitely fall into this category of alien things… I had heard about blogs , but never thought I would implement a friend’s light hearted suggestion , so seriously , so as to begin one the very next day !

Here I think the protaganist was ,without doubt , my gut instinct , that told me this was what I wanted…  something to look forward to , something positive , something good….. And it has never been more right !

Starting this blog has been one of the best decisions of my ‘gut’ , and I shall remain indebted to it eternally , for giving me a great platform such as wordpress , pen my words down , and let the world know what I think , feel and imagine …..

So, thank you ‘gut’ !