July 14, 2018
Six minutes of fame.
This prompt has to be one of the most difficult ones I have ever written on.
I am not famous, I have never known anyone who is famous. Forget six minutes, I have not been ‘famous’ even for a second.
I don’t think I am the stuff famous people are made of.
I am a very ordinary-looking person. Nothing about my appearance speaks beauty queen.
I am sufficiently good at studies. Sure, I stand first in my class, but I was not a rank-holder in the competitive exams that mattered.
I am not an inherently talented person. You know, those people who are the born-singers, the born-dancers etc. Sure, I can sing Carnatic Classical Music and can play the guitar but that is only because I have been learning for the past several years.
I am absolutely horrible at sports. There is nothing redeeming I can say about my hand-eye co-ordination at all.
So, all in all, I am just an ordinary person living an ordinary life. Is there anything at all that makes me different from the others, something that can make me famous? Where can I find this elusive six minutes of fame?
I have absolutely no idea.
I think I read a lot, and so my vocabulary is sufficiently good. I think I can write adequately well, so as to express my thoughts clearly. I don’t have the fear of the stage, and so, I can speak about a topic that I know to an unknown crowd confidently. I am able to shut out the distractions and concentrate on the present when it counts the most. I think I am a good friend, because a lot of my friends come to me to share their feelings when they are low. They seem satisfied with the half-baked advice of a confused 20-year-old. I am absolutely focused on my academics and my career and I don’t let other types of distractions bother me. I am and will always be there for my family.
None of these things make me famous at all. That is why, I don’t think I have had my six minutes of fame.
So, what am I?
I’m not famous, that’s for sure. Dependable, that is what I am.
Day 6 of Bar-A-Thon 2018
Prompt for the day: Six minutes of fame
P.S: Oh wait! In all modesty, I did receive an award for being the topper from Rajmatha Pramoda Devi Wodeyar (Queen Mother of the Wodeyar Dynasty of Mysore). She is the most famous person I have met.
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India