Friday, May 6, 2011
I still remember..
When I was in 1st standard (Grade-1), I used to stand right in front of the auditorium's stage and look at it with affection and awe. The feeling which I got then, I would never forget it, Because, It gave birth to a whole new Joyee in my mind.
All eyes are on me now. They are waiting for me to begin. My heart races wildly and I can feel the lump formed in my throat. It was fear, the fear of the people, the lights, the attention.. The stage.
I never expected this day to come, The stage intimidated me. I knew I had to go up there. I knew everyone was waiting for me, But, it seemed as if my life had paused right there whereas, the rest of the world was very much in motion.
I looked down, onto the floor, onto the platform I stood on, onto the stage. Feeling ashamed.
All of a sudden, I got this jerk inside my body, I felt new, and somehow I was gaining this ovewhelming power of confidence inside me, it washed away all the things I was thinking of at that moment, and got this one thought in me, which said, The stage is waiting for me.
Fearlessly, I raised my head, The spotlight was still on me. With a smile on my face, I did justice to what I stood on, which was the most beautiful and fine thing for a performer to stand on.
Picture Credits- Abhay Sharda.