Living Your Dreams, And Your Nightmares

The Daily Post coming to an end, sadly discontinued many of their activities that bloggers were following. A bunch of us have resurrected the daily prompts in our own way, by forming a team where one member shares a word for the day. Since the Ragtag initiative is in infancy stages, we haven’t yet decided on a separate project for the Weekly Photo Challenge. Wednesday is my day for selecting the prompt (woohoo!!), and since I loved participating in the photo challenges, I’m proposing a photo depiction using the word of the day.

When dreams turn to reality, which sometimes turn into nightmares. It is said, “it is hard to wake from a nightmare when you aren’t even asleep”.

I love trekking and take to the hills every year in the monsoons when nature is lush. This picture is from a climb up a fort – undertaken a year ago – that had resulted in an accident. I had a fall on the descent and suffered from nerve damage.  For the following two months, the entire right leg was paralysed from hip to foot. Being a dancer and marathoner, it was a huge setback to not be able to move. Books, art, music served as a refuge. This blog was also an outcome of the accident. Since I was homebound and couldn’t do much, I began writing. And it has been wonderful connecting with fellow bloggers here.

This photo holds several meanings for me – dream-like for the wonderful day spent with friends, being in the lap of nature, climbing up a part of history (those are ruins of a fort we climbed up). And nightmarish for the fall and it’s outcome. It is also a perfect analogy for life – the good and the bad always balance out. It’s how we choose to see, accept and grow from each experience.


Those of you who loved the Weekly Photo Challenge, share a picture depicting the word of the day for you.


12 thoughts on “Living Your Dreams, And Your Nightmares”

    1. Thank you! I did four dance shows on stage in the last month. Running has picked up gradually – it’ll take a while I suppose to run full marathon distances again. No mountain treks yet; just simple hikes. Taking it slow and steady. 🙂

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  1. Commiserations. Thank you for sharing your story, Curious Cat. That saying – it’s all downhill from here – always has negative connotations for me. I hate going downhill. I hope your nerve damage is reversible and that you are back on the dance floor and trekking again soon.

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  2. Sudhagad? 😮
    I have been reading your blog for a couple of months now and how little, if at all, you mentioned about this injury in the recent posts made this revelation come across as a complete surprise! Really sorry to hear about your accident. I have been dealing with a recurring ligament injury for over a year now and can understand how frustrating it can be for an active person to be confined to a room. I got contradicting info from the Orthopaedic and the Physiotherapist which made the matter worse but finally things are looking up! Will be starting with a simple hike later this month. 🙂
    Wish you a speedy return to full-fledged trekking and running as well 😀

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    1. Yes, the accident happened at Sudhagad. This blog was an outcome of the accident since I was homebound, and yes, I haven’t specifically mentioned it before. I anyways do a lot of stuff, so my writings cover a broad spectrum. Thank you for the good wishes. 😀

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