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Friday, May 6, 2011

The Stage.


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.
The Stage.

Picture Credits- Abhay Sharda.

19 comments:

  1. I am not a performer but your post made me remember the first wedding I ever photographed. I was so damn nervous lol. I think I was shaking!!
    But as you did you take the plunge and realize you like it. I do not know about you but I feel that same nervousness just before each wedding lol
    I am glad to be following you

    http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2011/05/im-feeling-blue.html

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  2. overcoming stage fear is really a tough call..
    I've written a poem on the same..
    http://poetmonuawalla.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-english-poem-stage-fear.html
    do visit.. cheers.. :)

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  3. Jim- The stage is a beautiful thing to stand upon, perform and make memories. But, The camera is that instrument which captures the memory itself. :-)
    Thank you for reading. Cheers!

    @Monu- Will be read soon. Thanks a ton for going through my little world on this blog. :-)

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  4. Jiya I'm soooo proud of you darling!! And you came second!! I wish I could overcome stage fright as easily as you did....

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  5. Hahaha! Thanks maa!
    Some people are just way too talented. ;)

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  6. Well, the stage loves you too ;)
    Congrats :D

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  7. This is great...
    Picture credits ki kya zaroorat thi ? :P

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  8. Zaroorat thi isiliye. :P

    Thank you anyways! Again! =)

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  9. Wow. I love how each moment, each word sounds so real. You were amazing and you know it. :*

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  10. You're a good writer. Glad I could be #50 of your followers. You should join us on Goodreads.com Ambitious Writers group.

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  11. your mom was just award the versatile blogger award last night i thing i have one more to give and guess what? it is yours. congratulation. thank you and god bless

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  12. Joyee first of all I love your style of writing, just like your grand dad and aunt Kriti. I have never been able to conquer stage fear and I always admire those that can walk up to the stage and perform so naturally. You are one of them! Following you now.

    http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.com/2011/05/ongoing-tale.html

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  13. Great post Joyee, love your confidence.

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  14. @Dipin- Aww! It wouldn't be that good, if you guys weren't there to support me! Thank you! :-*

    @Anna- Thank you so much! I'll try to join the group as soon as I can. =)

    @Roy- Yaay! Another blog award then! =P
    Thank you so much! But, A little correction, She isn't my mom, She's my Aunt. =)

    @Rimly- Hahaha! Well then, I guess, This runs in the family! =P
    I'll be reading your blog as soon as I can. Thank you so much for going through mine! =D

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  15. @Sulekkha Aunty- Thank you so much! =)

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  16. And..
    @Peabee- Sorry! Didn't see your comment then, was in a rush!
    Thank you so much for reading and Yes, Lets just hope the stage loves me back! ;)

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  17. Joyee - Stage fright in fact grips most of us inevitably. The achievement after that is what actually counts. And that is what you are proving every now and then. Congrats, I am so proud of you.

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  18. Awww! Thank you so much everyone! =D

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  19. P.s- Roy, She isn't my mom, She's my aunt. :)

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