Mani Agarwal (15)
St Anthony’s Jr College, Agra
There is something about the wind dizzying my head and raging through my hair which makes me feel like a wildflower, unable to withstand the stillness in the vase.
There is something about the loud music ringing in my ears and deafening my thoughts that make me feel like an albatross on the hunt.
There is something about the faint light from the lamp posts at dawn that reminds me of the peaceful cemetery where the hearts carry chaotic storms yet the silence remains blissful.
And then there is something about life in general that makes me want to dwell in these small perpetual moments again and again. You see, amidst all the struggles and tears and laughter and aches, these moments are my drug of sanity. They make me addicted to the subtle yet erratic breathlessness, reminding me of what ‘alive’ feels like.
This article has been published in the November 2016 issue of The Teenager Today.