Posted by Asmi on 11th April 2010
A Rolls Royce stopped in front of the featureless white wall, and a man, probably in his forties, got out of the car. He took his glasses off and looked around in irritation. Then he spotted a small grocery shop, a bit ahead of him, and with a sigh of relief he walked towards it.
Few minutes later he came back with a juice pack in his hand, cigarette in his mouth, and his phone against his ear. Although, he was on the phone talking to someone, his focus was on taking the wrapper off the straw in his hand and to poke it through the hole on top of the juice box as quickly as he could. But, accidently the straw fell off his hand and on the dirty ground. With a grumble he said he’d call back to the person he was talking to and hung up the phone. Muttering, he turned around and looked at the grocery shop way behind him now, he shook his head and continued walking towards his car. That’s when he noticed the wall.
Concealing his excitement, he slowly walked towards it. He looked at the whole wall as if it was a master piece of some Art gallery and the beauty of it awed him. He read the question in bold letter out loud.
“What is life?”
And then read the answer, written in different hand writing, under it. Raising his left eyebrow a little, he looked on the floor and recognized the charcoal. Without another pause, he bent down, picked up the black piece of chalk and then stood back. He looked a bit confused, trying to find an area to place his words on, on the plain big wall. Cracking his neck, the man began to submitting his answer to the asked question. And when he was done he threw the charcoal aside and left in his car, like he didn’t care about anything in the world.
Slow wind blew as a new neat sentence stood out on the white wall.
“Life is a lesson; you learn it when you’re through.”
P.S the line “life is a lesson; you learn it when you’re through” is from a song called “take a look around” or “ M.I. 2 Theme (hate me)” by Limpbizkit.
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