Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Staircase

Yesterday, after a long time, I used the staircase (usually I take the elevator – I am damn protective about my couch potato status!) to reach my flat. The moment I landed my feet on the desired floor I turned back and looked at the staircase. I impulsively counted the steps in my mind: nine in total. My look became a stare and I started naming them one at a time. The names, starting from bottom upwards, are as follows:


STEP 1: Loss. [It often is sudden and when you are least expecting it.]


STEP 2: Pain.


STEP 3: Tears. [The time between STEP 2 and 3 is the quickest.]


STEP 4: Realization of purpose.


STEP 5: Preparation. [Nick names: Struggle, Hard work.]


STEP 6: Meeting with Assholes in the garb of a Saint. [These big time losers are there only to make you smarter. So cheer up!]


STEP 7: High octane Insult. [Nick names: Failures, Heartaches, Challenge and the like.]


STEP 8: Indomitable Stubbornness. [Many people stop here because of exhaustion.]


STEP 9: The Ultimate Goal.


Once you cross these nine steps then – Voila! – you are at a place which your heart called and soul recommended as Home!



By: NovoneeL ChakrabortY

21 comments:

ARINDAM DEY said...

Voila!!!
Wonderful piece mate... Couldn't have agreed more... If u know what I mean ;)

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

thanks Chekov!!! I know what you mean ... :) i very much know :D

lakshmi said...

Nine steps to reach the target....
great ones.................

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Thanks Lakshmi for pouring in !!! :)

rimi said...

awesome piece of work....true and really interesting!!!

Ekata Banerjee said...

hmm..makes alot of sense..so like 'Novoneel Chakraborty' :D..

im doin well..kinda busy wid d admissions n stuff..btw wht happenend to ur orkut profile?? cudnt find u there..

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Hey Ekata thanks :)

made a new a/c in orkut ... have added you there ...

Cheers!!!

swati said...

wow!!tat was very intellectual..
take care!!

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Thanks ma'am! :) u 2 tc

Mind Writer! said...

Great analogy with the stairs!

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

thanks bud :)

Saurabh said...

Hey, that was cool ;)

I just saw ur book on stand a few days ago, n gosh, i'm actually here at the author's blog !

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

:D thanks for visiting Saurabh!

Ruchira said...

Hi!! Just finished ATBF. It's a wonderful read! So captivating that I just couldn't stop reading it. Great work Novoneel!

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Hey thanks Ruchira...I am happy it appealed to you :) God Bless!

SandyaS said...

nice one...

very truly said .. that many stop by the 8th one. it can take a lot of courage to move on from there.. but once you take it.. it's the last one and can take you home..

hey... that was a very cool analysis.

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Thank you ma'am :)!

rashmi said...

wow...u directly reach out to d home of our minds wid ur pieces...widout ny stairs

n B c said...

well what can I say :|

:)

Annam said...

One of my friend's told me about ur book, i was looking for an online book review and came across your blog, your thoughts are great! im glad you wanna share your thoughts with the world:)

im gonna buy your book for sure tom.. pls tell us something about ur next book also:)sounds really interesting...

n B c said...

Thanks for puring in Annam ... I will post about the second novel with due course of time kindly keep visiting and please let know of you feedback once you finish reading ATBF

Takecare and God Bless!!!