While Taking A Photograph -A Moment Of Clarity


Me and my uncle share a special connection. We’d meet at holidays once a year and that time proves to be a crucial time for me. He has three kids who are no different than the chipmunks, I be the Alvin. They turn my house upside down in front of my eyes and I could do nothing but change my positions sitting on my couch, trying to control my anger. While at the same time my uncle cleans out every eatable in my fridge.

I remember an incident from the last time he visited me. He needed a photograph for his passport and asked me to help him. I knew my life is in danger as it was his utmost duty to ruin family group photos every time. Even though, I agreed. I had to.

I take a glance of him through the lens of my camera. He is sitting on a chair with a broken leg (thanks to his kids) and looking right towards me. I notice some gradual changes in his appearance. His face turns more red and his eye-brows move some more towards his head and closer to his nose. His jaws seems like coming out of his skin. A thin red vein is visible on his neck and it feels stretched like a rubber band. His eyes bulge out even more as if he has seen a zombie coming towards him. He is still – I feel like he’d give a sound of Β ‘tunn – tunn’ if I hit him with a stick.

I was horrified. Before I could pull out my head and ask him, I hear a strange sound. Like someone has made a hole in a Tyre and air is blowing out with pressure.

I figured out, he just had his moment of clarity. Do you had ?


A post written in response toΒ Daily Prompt: Moment of Clarity


Idea taken from a lesson in my Urdu book of 6th or 7th grade, I don’t remember now exactly.

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30 thoughts on “While Taking A Photograph -A Moment Of Clarity

  1. πŸ˜‰ Have some sympathy yaar… Sabke saath hota hai kabhi kabhi πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

    Waise title bada appropriate hai… πŸ˜€

    And the part where you describe the gradual change… Awesome… Awesome

    On corrections… In general ek suggestion hai… Poore cheeze ko ya to present tense mein likhti ya past mein… tune to dono ki khichdi banaa di… πŸ˜›

    “I be the Alvin” mujhe padhke thoda ajeeb lagaa… Pataa nahin… shayad sahi ho… but ek baar kisi se confirm kar lena…
    “Even THEN, I agreed.”… ‘though’ nahin
    “I take a glance AT him”… Not very sure but probably ‘At’ hi hoga…’of’ nahin
    “His jaws SEEM like coming out of his skin.”
    “Like someone has made a hole in a Tyre and air is blowing out with pressure.”… ‘like’ ke jagah ‘as if’ zyada achchha hota…
    And lastly… “Do you had ?”… Yeh sentence galat hai… Kya bolna chaahti hai, samajh mein nahin aayaa… Tu kya bolna chaahti thi hindi/urdu mein bataa… Tab main sahi sentence bataaun…

    Waise overall improve kar rahi hai larki… πŸ™‚

    • Hahahaha πŸ˜› Pata nae kyun likha yaar ye mene πŸ˜› Bus mera khud ka mood acha hogya tha likh k πŸ˜›
      Thank you for your appreciation aur us se b zyada thank you for ghaltiyan nikalnay k leye πŸ˜› Itni achi criticism….Maan gae boss ! πŸ˜‰
      I be the Alvin me be is used as the second form of am so I guess it is right ?
      Ok about the other mistakes….yes I have corrected (In my mind) πŸ˜›
      do you had your moment of clarity ? ye bolna chahti thi na tu half e likh dia I thought meaning poora samaj ara hai.
      Kahan improve ker rae hun yaar bus time acha guzar raha hai roz kuch na kuch likhti hun us se…. Depressed ho k aik side pe paray rehnay se tu better hai πŸ™‚

      • “Do you had your moment of clarity ?”… nahin pagli… “DID you HAVE your moment of clarity ?”

        And the corresponding half sentence would be “Did you have yours?”

        Likhti reh… Khush reh aise hi… Hamesha…:)

        Remined of the post “She”… Just like that… πŸ™‚

          • Wo kya hai na… Teri wo ‘dost’ jisne kahaa tha… Ki use aur nahin likhna chaahiye badi bewakoof thi… Use lagaa ki use likhnaa chhor dena chaahiye… Pagli yeh nahin samajh paayi ki agar wo likhna chhor de to na woh khush reh paayegi aur na use pyaar karne waale…

            Aur is post mein use sanki ladki ki ek sanki dost apne sanak se khud ko aur doosaron ko hansaa rahi hai πŸ™‚ Yeh waali bandi badi intelligent hai πŸ™‚ Aur utni hi pyaari πŸ™‚

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