Life Notes #10.


Among the few worldly possessions I own, these are a few stones that I have. Actually they are more like pebbles from river beds. I’ll leave you guessing how I ever even laid my hands on them!

I took them out after a really long time today. A friend suggested an idea which I turned down initially but later seemed appealing to me in my boredom. The idea was primitive! Literally. Could we start a fire with these stones?

I tried it obviously. Under parental guidance! The only guidance my mother had was “Please keep the stones away from your face.”

I tried. I struck the pebbles hard and fast against each other. I was eagerly waiting for a spark to ignite! I’m sure if you looked into my eyes then, you could have seen the sparks of excitement! Well, turns out they were the only sparks.

You know how long I tried? I tried for almost four times the attention span of average humans. I tried for 30 whole seconds.

Well it’s not my fault that humans on an average have an attention span of eight seconds now. We’re down from twelve seconds in 2000. Even a goldfish has an attention span of nine seconds average, a full one second more than ours! Yes, that teeny weeny goldfish which has a teenier weenier brain weighing 0.097 grams (Average human brain weighs 1.5 kilogram).

Note to self : Primitive life wouldn’t suit me. I think that the primitive man/woman who first started the fire by striking the stones for, apparently, a very, very long time was more angry than bored! Boredom suits me. Anger doesn’t. I’m happier without pebble fire!

Graciously Yours!

P.S. : How long would it really have taken to ignite a spark though? Anyone knows? Or is it all up to Google again?

Published by AditiChandak

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17 thoughts on “Life Notes #10.

    1. Well, I was bored and I had those stones right in front of me, waiting to be rubbed against each other. What can I say? I didn’t think it through but it was half a minute of fun 😉

      Thank you so much ❤

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    1. Haha! Yeah flint stone is exactly what you need. Quartz is what they prefer along with. Then there’s some angles and sizes at play. And something very easily inflammable. I read up on Google after posting this 😉

      63 is a long way! I’m 40 years away. By then, I’ll be glad if I could learn to write as well as you do!

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  1. I would have lacked patience as well but then i am that person who starts counting in heart to get the task done. Voila! these pebbles are annoying that they aren’t ignited but they are beautiful to be kept as a memoir :p

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    1. Haha! Yes, I can understand.
      I love these pebbles. When dry, they look all bland, grey and boring. Water works magic on them. That itself is so fascinating!


      1. Haha! Well it’s true, ain’t it? Every child is special. 😉
        And then when they grow up to be adults, we tell them “Why do you have to be so damn different?!”

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