The Sign

ImageAs she drove down the highway, there was a chaos of thoughts running through her head. She was tired. Tired of sticking to the convention, tired of living the “ideal way”, tired of giving up what she loved just because it was different. Living in a society driven by conventional boxes, she was always taught what to do. But she wanted to break free.

She wanted to be in a circus. She had had dreams of being a flying trapeze for ages now. She had worked hard on her body, her strength right since she had first seen the circus when she was 5. She still remembered her wild-eyed wonder as she sat there with her father. The same father who was completely against her decision to be in a circus.

But right at this moment, she did not care. She was 21, fit, ready to explore life with wild dreams in her eyes and almost no money in her pockets. She was excited and anxious and eager and scared and she was ready.

As she sat in that car with Kelly blaring on the radio with I Believe I Can Fly, she looked at the sky with its beautiful hues of orange and pink and blue and she thought to herself “This is a Sign”!


This post has been written for picture it & write  by ermilia

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne Schilde
    May 12, 2014 @ 11:30:06

    I love the mixture of the circus and the colors. Very Cirque du Soleil.


  2. joetwo
    May 12, 2014 @ 12:00:30

    Excellent piece. Well written.


  3. sonal
    May 12, 2014 @ 17:22:08

    fantastic 🙂


  4. Carolyn Page
    May 13, 2014 @ 08:30:02

    The image is wonderful in that it conjures up so many possibilities, Shalvika; she certainly seems deep in thought. I love that you’ve captured that so well.
    Here’s hoping she finds her dream.. 😉


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