The Indian news channels couldn’t stop carrying animated reports of how the big bang experiment by CERN in Switzerland is going to lead to the end of the world. Yes, the reports were complete with deadly music strumming in the background. Of course, my mum and me couldn’t stop laughing at all the possibilities of good that come out of this big bang thing killing the world.
So I had a few things on my mind as I traveled to work today. This was my to-do list before 2 pm IST when we would all start gravitating towards Switzerland!
- Eat all the forbidden food that’s on my favourite list without worrying about the weight I’d put on
- Say the things I’ve left unsaid for the sake of social decorum to all nosey relatives, pesky colleagues, brattish bosses and the snooty friends I have had. I have the right to let them know how I felt (I rarely suppress these urges but if I were to let go completely, God help them)
- Create a memory capsule that can survive everything and leave my novel in it. Whoever comes looking deserves to enjoy the masterpiece I created (my last hope for surviving after my exit from the universe.
- Admit to loving Shah RUkh Khan just as much as I did back in 1998
- I’d like to confess to Mom that I haven’t been the good girl she thinks I am. I have taken a drag of a cigarette, tasted alcohol and seen porn. I am not addicted to these but I have tried it Mum, and I am not sorry I did.
- Scream from the roof of my terrace
- Buy a pair of Manolo Blahniks and strut in them all day. Who cares about savings anyway!
- Try and enter the terrace and blast the building manager for accusing us of suicidal tendencies.
Just realised that this list won’t end soon! Anyway, I also relaised that if we all were to be erased it wouldn’t be such a bad thing.
Think about it. The Big Bang is successful but it destroys us all. But the process of generating life has started. The living things coming into existence through this cycle go through their own share of struggle.
They’d walk small distances, eat only what they grow.
There’d be no food crisis.
There’d be no energy problems.
There’d be no global warming.
There’d be a straightforward relationship between people. No treachery, no vested interests.
There’d be no religion.
There’d be no borders.
No countries to fight with.
No oil, no water to fight over.
There’d be no pressure to succeed in material things.
Surviving the day would be equated with success.
Ah! I think it would be a realisation of John Lennon’s Imagination!
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