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The Magic Mirror

By SAMANVITHA ORUGANTI - January 9 2024

Magic mirror on the wall, 

Show me a tale that brightens the day in one way and all 

And is as liberating as a free fall. 

With the thinking hat right on; I look within myself for all those stories, I’ve witnessed from dusk to dawn but nothing comes closer to the journey of ‘the reflection I capture the day in, day out’, whom I fondly call A pocket full of sunshine due to the warm and fuzzy feeling this one leaves behind. 

The narrative doesn’t begin with once upon a time…in a faraway land but it indeed starts with the information on first-hand about a grown-up human and her shenanigans in full galore. 

Her aura sometimes soothing, sometimes exciting, and sometimes grim but all the while enchanting got me laughing like a baby; from her grumpy morning faces to I got bloated tummy nose scrunching dinner overlook cases. She also got me smirking from her impromptu out-of-tune singing concert to our very own private off-beat dancing TV reality show in her comfortable oversized polo t-shirt. 

As we have our mid-day prep talks and the decision-making sessions, she moves me and makes me swell with pride for the wise person she evolved into from a tiny caterpillar to a butterfly with courage personified. Her tears make me sad, and her self-doubt makes me mad, but watching her solve life puzzles makes me very glad. 

Mirroring her life routine is finding my very own shiny glory, so my brave girl, it’s you that is my favorite story!

Samanvitha Orugant is an avid storyteller who likes narrating stories about people, emotions, and places. She believes our world has innumerable tales, some hidden, some not, but all waiting to be told. She can be reached via email at samanvita.krishna@gmail.com


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