Welcome to Week 30!
30 is growing up. 30 is the connecting point between the follies of youth, and a dawning of what seems like maturity. With corporate spans turning shorter, 30 starts a reverse count – how many years more to becoming the CEO? Or where do I go from here, if I am already the CEO? 30 might also see some people raise children, which opens up new perspectives to the world, as one has seen it. Most importantly, the thirties in life raised the question “Who do I want to be?”, rather than “What am I expected to be?”, at least for the older generation.
So, here is an interactive story with a twist. There is no imposed beginning or end. Just a few sentences, which can be included anywhere in your piece ……..
Here’s the challenge, not an easy one though.
You may choose to add a word, a line, a poem or micro-poem, a quote, an anecdote or personal experience or a complete story, a sci-fi or philosophical piece — anything that you feel will make it look complete. I have used a blurred background to signify the freedom to go anywhere. It is not a rigid structure.
Another suggestion – add complexity and leave it for me to decode it – just kidding… you need to turn the tables on me sometime.
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.” For this powerful minority, freedom is the freedom to say two plus two make five
Winston in 1984 by George Orwell
Enjoy the challenge. There are no awards or prizes, just the joy of putting your mind to it.
LAST WEEK’S ROUND UP
Thanks for obliging me with two pieces.
Thanks for taking the trouble to link it up again.
Thank you for giving us a personal perspective every week.
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