15 Oct

I was motivated.
And I was creative. I was in a process of creating a world record.
My Creativity had nothing to do with aesthetic taste that expects an applause or get some kind of price tag attached to it.
My creativity was provoking much stir and turbulence rocking all the boats that came in my way. I was taking big steps.
I was taking big steps as I was trying to test how far my longest footstep would and could reach. My footsteps were breaking their own created record that they made just moments ago. It was not my concern where I was breaking my record and creating a new one. I was in the middle of my classroom and I was supposed to complete some work sheet that was lying on the table like an anchored boat in the midst of a very turbulent sea. Creativity can happen anywhere.
I was that hurricane tossing those dolphins up and down the air to sea and back to air again right under the suspicious gaze of the whales.’All will get a chance.’
I was walking through the class around those desks and chairs, knees and elbows measuring my footsteops breaking record after record.
“Can someone please stop Tito?” Who knows whose voice it was!
Wasn’t that unjust? I have seen all kinds of world records getting created. Longest nail, longest mustache, longest stare, longest time under water and longest time hanging upside down. Creative people fill the wonderful world with all kinds of presentations that are displayed in world record books.
Just because I was in a classroom did not mean someone should stop me from being creative.
Someone did stop me.
So I had to postpone my world record for a new moment. I came back to the anchored boat. The whales could have their time later.

Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

5 Responses to “Creativity”

  1. Ms. Clark October 15, 2008 at 19:42 #

    Thank you, Tito. I enjoyed reading this very much. I could picture dolphins being tossed in the air and whales waiting their turn. I think elevate creative writing to a higher level. 🙂

  2. Sullivan October 16, 2008 at 23:13 #

    “All will get a chance”

    Great post Tito. Thanks for that. I hope no one ever stops you from being creative.

  3. Anne October 20, 2008 at 05:28 #

    Stop him, before he creates again!!


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