‘Submission Date’


Be that school homework, project works, class assignment, maths problems, presentation on your favourite topic, research work on the writers you swoon over, or anything else, the excitement has to be washed down by the ‘Official Date of Submission’. Every. Single. Time.

I know people who get boosted up by the single thought of ‘submission date’. Worse, when they find it the best to mull over their assignments until the first warning bell goes.

“Adventure, A! you won’t get it”.

Hazard. Like, reckless driving with  an elephant as the pillion, considering both wearing helmets with cockroaches hanging over the visors , I guess?

Since I’ve started marking my calendar the various important days (archaic, but it fills the creative space on the wall) using neon markers, my huge wall calendar looks like a set of polka dotted gift wrappers. Days are not just cleanly encircled first, but somehow sometimes also filled with colours. Pink, Blue, Orange, Purple, Green, from phone numbers, mail IDs’, event details etc. in black ink runs the trail of almost everything could be found on my calendar.

Date of submitting your presentation, term paper, home works, yourself to your stigmatic pile of pending tasks, to all the unread books; the date for submission of yourself to your OWN SELF, and yet more- perhaps the calendars, besides reminding us of just dates, also tend to record our own chronology: “We had SRK in our college on so and so..”, “I made undoubtedly the best pasta in my life today!”, “have you ever lied before?”, “Finally! I finished reading this book!”……unending list. Imagine your calendar with all 365 days encircled with colourful bubbles!! Wouldn’t that look gorgeous? A beautiful wall piece to remind you how well you have utilized each day of the year, and you indeed have been working all the year round because you loved to step out of your house just to be kissed by the Sun!

I think, instead of grinning at my course structure, I should be sincerely be thankful to the term paper idea for reminding me how hard I tried the last semester and how seriously I have to dive headlong into my paper topic now.






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