It was a usual Friday evening, but she just couldn't stand it anymore. She was bored beyond limits. She thought it'd be a great weekend because of the little trip she had planned with her friends. But, it was ultimately cancelled. She was still sulking about that. At any other day, she could've done many interesting things. But, this evening had rendered her useless. She started watching a movie but gave up on it within fifteen minutes. It was just not the best solution. Instead, she tried to read a book. But, she was too bored to pay attention. When she had to read the same page thrice, she quit the book. It was past 7 PM and the atmosphere was nothing but gloomy which stroked out the option of an evening stroll. There was a weird orange-red sheet of clouds outside which radiated more helpless laziness. She started browsing through the internet. Sometimes, she could spend hours on that favourite application but that didn't happen that day. She thought about possibly all the options. She tried out all of them. She got bored with each one of them. Her parents were also tired of telling her to do something. Her level of boredom had reached its peak. She had messaged her friends to meet up for some time. But, that message which remained unanswered angered her even more. She caught herself in an environment of nothingness. She just sat on her couch when it clicked her. She took out her camera and started to take random photos. Soon, those random photos weren't that random. And soon that boredom wasn't that boring. At that moment, she understood how one tiny thing can be so vital. That moment turned her boring self into an active one. She was out of that boredom zone after all.
We all have such days or moments of hyped boredom. Sometimes it's quite easy to get out of them but at times it's just impossible. It feels like we are imprisoned in a vortex of boredom and there's no possibility of getting a bail. At such bored times, we just need to find that one thing which will get us out of that stance. Find that thing and be awesome instead of being boring.
(‘Monday Moments’ is a blog series wherein I write about an incident or a moment in a short paragraph. It’s not a story, but just a short description to express and explore the most common joys and also the uncommon miseries.)