Transition of Thoughts

Weaving thoughts into words

Road to recovery

Road to recovery

Long after the coronavirus had been vanquished and the triumphant cries died down, people were still recovering. It would take many years to ameliorate everything.

After the lockdown, everything seemed elysian. As people saw the vast expanse of the calm ocean and fishes swimming without a care, they felt a ray of hope of normalcy. While many did a lot during the lockdown, it was time to start afresh by breaking a coconut. As someone put it – “When it is over said and done, it was a time and there was never enough of it.”

He was driven by wanderlust but he now knew that he had to shed such thoughts and beware dangers which lay ahead lest he ruffle feathers. Lying in bed with toes up, he remembered when he was his concupiscent self and tried to paw her. He missed her touch.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Vanquish, Fandango One Word Challenge: Wanderlust, Your Daily Word Prompt: Ameliorate, Wordle #202, Prosery Monday: A Time and Fiction Monday: Beware


Photography: Creativity brings happiness


Masks of idiocy


  1. Oh, wow. You present this reality very well, and it’s heartbreaking. Fantastic take on the prompt. It’s brilliant.

  2. Excellent write!

  3. We can never go back to before. There has been so much loss. Nicely expressed.

    • transitionofthoughts

      I guess we can go back to before. But then we have to introspect and think whether we want to go back to the same way of life as before. Or do we want to see any changes in the way we go about our daily lives :).

  4. Think back is all that left of those days. A stirring write.


    • transitionofthoughts

      I guess we will have a lot to think back when all of this ends. Thanks for stopping by :).

  5. sanaarizvi

    Oh my aching heart this is beautiful!

  6. Really enjoyed this, last paragraph packs quite a punch!

  7. It does feel like nothing will ever be the same…sigh…great piece. Perfect ending.

  8. Beverly Crawford

    A nice post-pandemic picture … until that last paragraph! Bummer

  9. Powerful use of the words and a topic to which we can all relate. It is not often that an event effects/changes/disrupts so many lives the world over. We are all effected and we are all in this together. I hope that the changes that our taking place now will ultimately serve a higher good even if we can’t see it now, perhaps this tragedy will teach us collectively about compassion and how our action effect others because we are all connected.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Thanks for pointing that out. I guess maybe the legacy of this pandemic will be the way it shapes the way we humans live and go about our daily lives. In more ways than one, this has given us a mirror into how things around are going on and what could be done differently in the way we live. It’s just upto us to be the change we want to see.

  10. Very well done.

  11. Powerful writing, Aseem. I hope things will get back to normal. Hoping for the best.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Thanks :). I guess hope is what we all should have in the end that things will eventually get better after all.

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