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Daily Prompt: Super Sensitive | Sense and Sensibility

I had always wondered, how good it could have been, if one my sense could have been a lot better than it is. To be more specific, I had always wondered about the joy of having sharper hearing, and sharper sight – so that I don’t need glasses. I had never put thought in wondering why I would want sharper sense of smell, taste, or touch, but as I am writing, my brain is trying to tell me that how can I ignore my sense of touch, when it comes to marking it on the I want checklist, before I enter that wonderland, where I can trade one for super sensitivity in another?

Frankly, it’s a tough one – about letting go of one of the senses for the sake of another. How can you wish for something like that? But then, the problem statement was – it’s not a choice we are asked to make, but supposedly a choice thrown at us due to some unavoidable catastrophic circumstance. Well, in that case, if I really have to let go of one, and have another spiked up, then I would trade sense of taste for sense of sight! Why do I chose that, you ask? Well, it’s not that I do not value the sense of taste. I actually do – I cannot imagine to forgo the taste of food. But then, remember we might be living in that apocalyptic world, where this trade-off is not of our choosing, but forced upon us. So, I would let go of taste to have better sight. Why do I choose better sight than better hearing? Well, I don’t have weak ears, and neither do I have super sensitive ears so that I can pick up what people standing few feet away from me are talking about in hushed tone ( I know few people who can listen to those things, which my ears don’t pick up).

Sense of sight, is what I would like to be spiked up, so that I can get rid of glasses, so that I can see my sweetheart with clarity in a crowd, so that I can see the beautiful waves and their curls breaking down at the shore, so that I can see the beautiful colors of the nature more crisply, so that I can see the red and orange hues of sunrise and sunset like pumped up HDR shots, so that I can see the beautiful face of my sweetheart even more clearly than I do right now. I can’t think of any thing else at this moment, but am sure there are lot of other things, I would like to experience a lot better with my super sensitive eyes.

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Daily Prompt: Buffalo Nickel

After thinking for close to 2 months about writing a post, and keeping a promise I made to myself about writing a post every week of this year, I am here. Late as usual, failing to keep promises. I used to be good at keeping my word and promises, but lately I have been getting worse and worse at that. I need to pull up, pull up real bad, unless it’s too late.

Coming back to the point, I checked the year on the coin I have with me right now, and it’s 1996. 17 years! 

I remember really little about 1996. First thing, which came to my mind was that I was in 7th grade in that year. Actually, I passed 7th grade in March 1996. Next thing, in 1996, we had Cricket World Cup in India, and it was called Wills World Cup, after the sponsors name. As a matter of fact, that was the last time, International Cricket Council (ICC) used sponsors name in the World Cup title, as from 1999, the cricket world cup was simply called ICC Cricket World Cup! I also remember the captivating Coca Cola commercials which were aired during the world cup, with the famous tagline – josh ka rang laal

Other than that, I hardly remember any specific detail about that year!