The blogs of some of my students and other young bloggers astound me. I am amazed by their language, maturity and their views about the world; their writing is deep and insightful. Many a times I feel my writing inconsequential compared to them, yet in Shubham’s words, my writing is like homemade biryani, nothing fanciful but satisfying. See what I mean? I would have never come up with such an analogy! Coming back to the point, there’s this blogger I have recently started following. She goes by the name ‘Insider’ and I was reading her post at https://whatsinmymind510553987.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/courage/
In the post she narrated how she and her classmates were asked to narrate ‘The most tragic incident that has happened in my life’ as a part of listening and speaking activity. And she wondered whether their clapping after someone narrated his/her tragedy was justified. So, she asked another classmate and he replied that it took courage to speak out one’s tragedy and she figured that he was commending the courage that everyone showed by speaking about it.
Clapping is a thing done without much thought, but her views touched my heart because it reminded me of a fairly recent incident. Many a times I put my verses, poems on ‘YourQuote’ and a very sensitive soul commented on one of my posts, “I am not able to bring myself to LIKE your posts… Because they make me see the ache, the state of your heart and my likes are not likes but a way of saying, “I hear you, dear.”
Clapping on hearing someone’s tragedy or liking someone’s sad poem shows a sensitive side of you telling the other person that you care. Many of my initial posts and most of my poems are not about my love for writing but an outpouring, more like a way to vent and express, a way of telling myself to get up and get going and of trying to be happy by reliving the lost moments. I write because I promised myself that I will, if it happens to touch someone else and gets appreciated or inspires, it’s a bonus.
I’ll take this moment to thank all my followers and all those who liked or commented and still do to show your understanding and listening to me as I pour out my feelings and thoughts through words. Because I totally agree with what the Insider says about hearing and listening. What? Read it yourself at: https://whatsinmymind510553987.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/to-be-heard-to-be-listened/