When I was a kid

When I was a kid, I used to be a nice kid. You know, I used to carve figurines out of chalk(brought from school) using pins. I had a collection of those till recently. I don\’t know what I did with them.. 😦 I spent many long hours as a kid carving out faces, animals, guns etc out of those chalk pieces. Oh yeah, sometimes I used a blade.

Man was I crazy!?

I used to take a string of say a metre in length. Then I would take a coloured candle and light it. Then I\’d lay the whole string on the ground and coat it with the melting wax. After that is done, I\’d make the room dark, then I\’d burn the string from the bottom while holding it up from the top. The burning wax would fall onto the floor like drops of coloured fire! It looks so beautiful in a dark room! Of course, after that I\’d clean the wax off the whole floor.

Once I spent five hours of a perfectly useful day trying to pick up an object using a crane made up of nothing but strings. I thought(and still think) that it was possible. The engineer in me told me it was possible! But after five hours I gave up. I was actually quite hungry and my back hurt like hell! Then there was the time when I burnt whole of my right palm with \’barood\’. I went crazy with pain!

Oh yeah, I was a nice kid.. I miss that kid.

These days I do not do anything as useless or as interesting as that.. 😛

Published by Anupam Choudhury

I'm a writer, editor, and blogger from New Delhi, India.

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