you think of something… we feel shook.

You are not of the scientists waiting in anticipation of the work they put in over the months.

You are not in the VIP section of the sighting area filled with family and friends who provided the resources.

You are not amongst the crowd that’ll be looking up at the sky.

You are not one of the crores of people staring at their screen, crossing their fingers for something phenomenal.

Today, you are standing alone. Today, you will be taking off and making your mark in this world.

Your creators have been preparing you for this. You feel ready but some nervous energy envelopes you.

Maybe it’s just the jitters of your first flight. You whisper to yourself, “You can do this. Don’t do this for them, do it for you. Stay vigilant!” Power and confidence is boosting through you…

L minus twenty seconds

L minus ten seconds

Three

Two

One

You blast off! You are elated! You are free! You know that you can do anything and everything! Your life seems like a dream come true! Most importantly, you are high.

Though, as you reach higher, your supporters grow distant. You feel alone. Bars and bars of (atmospheric) pressure push you down. Things get heated. People you don’t know pull you to the ground, as if gravity wasn’t enough.

Your journey is a difficult one. You get disheartened and in some moments, you’d rather just press self-destruct. What would people think, people say, people pray, when you disintegrate into a thousand pieces?

But you shake off those thoughts. You cannot be a disappointment, nor a failure, not when so much has been sacrificed to bring you where you are. You think of the people who believe in you and made you into who you are.

You detach yourself from the weight of expectations and doubts. Then, with a velocity, faster than ever, you escape.

You reach a heaven. The sight in front of you is so beautiful. A billion stars, burning just like you, blink and welcome you to space. You smile and wave back.

You turn and notice Earthmen staring at you with awe in their eyes. Your makers look at you with pride. You’ve done it! You are a successful undertaking!

This cannot be the end though, because a question is repeatedly flashing in you, what next?

Photo by Felix Mittermeier on Pexels.com

Author: Riya

Trying to feel and make you feel "NOT ALONE."

15 thoughts on “you think of something… we feel shook.”

  1. AHHHHH RIYA THIS IS SERIOUSLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING OF EVER AND I AN OBSESSED WITH IT 😭❤❤ YOUR WRITING IS LITERALLY THE BEST THING EVER,, HAVE I EVER MENTIONED THAT??????

  2. can i please go cryy??😭😭
    broo this is actually soo beatiful and i really agree with anoushka, IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I HAVE READ IN ’22 UNTIL NOW😭😭😭
    omg i can go on and on about how amazing it is😭😭😭

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