My Buried Life (Post 1)

Written by Kate, columnist, The MIT Quill


Art: Samhitha Bandaru

A century ago, life was all about having food, clothes and shelter. Life was to survive. Even now, the prime focus remains on survival yet the definition has changed. In fact, it has expanded. Life is, of course, better and we aren’t worried about being killed by the plague. Yet, worries persist, in a smaller yet complicated manner. I consider myself a philosopher (read someone with nothing to do other than think about boring stuff) and I search for answers. My belief is that everything can be solved in life. Even life itself. It is said life isn’t about one big thing but a million little things. And by attending to these things is how I believe I will truly live. Through my words, I would like to share with you and the world what my million little things are. I have decided to share them with you five at a time.

Here are the first of it:
1)Write a novel
Being a writer this would obviously be a dream come true. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to write one. Specifically, a fantasy novel.

2)Participate in the amazing race
The Amazing Race is a reality game show where you win a huge amount of money by travelling around the world. Who wouldn’t love that? I am waiting to turn 21 for this. I have been waiting for 7 years now.

3) Go bungee jumping
I am sure some of you must have tried it. I want to feel that thrill you get when you are falling with the wind and your heart goes crazy. I want to feel that fear coursing through me as I fall. Now, that would be something you don’t experience every day.

4) Own a pet lion
The King of the jungle has always fascinated me. This is from the ridiculous side of me and this may never happen. But you never know. Anything is possible. I hope to at least touch and stroke one’s mane someday.

5) Build a treehouse
This is something I see myself doing in the near future. I even plan to fill it with books. Now, that would be perfect!

I do not know if I will be successful in achieving all of them but I shall strive till I die. I believe in the great words of Henry David Thoreau,

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

Kate is the pen name of the author of the weekly “My buried life” published in The MIT Quill where she enumerates the various things she wishes to do while she’s alive. Sometimes small, sometimes big, she believes that it is these things that make her life truly lived. You can reach the author at with the subject “MBL”

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