Interview With A Ball

Okay, so for the first time, I decided to conduct an interview. I’ve always been curious about a ball, an object we’ve seen since infancy. Haven’t you? I look around at the dimensional ways a ball is handled and used, and couldn’t resist calling this popular play mate to roll over for a little chat this afternoon.

Me: It’s so nice to have you here. How are you?

Ball: My mood has constant changes. I can’t really say.

Me (confused): How come?

Ball: I’m round, and look full on the outside, butΒ depending on what’s inside, things are different.

Me: Could you tell us more on that?

Ball: When I’m a balloon, I have helium and you see me floating on a string in a kid’s hands above people’s heads, especially in amusement parks. It’s one of my favourite places to be, because of all the smiles. I’m on cloud nine. But when the kid accidentally lets go and I get pecked on by birds, get punctured and then land on some forlorn roof or inside a chimney, it’s not that fun anymore.

Me: No, I bet it’s not.

Ball: Oooh! I love being a Bouncy Ball! My extraordinary ass actually bounces me up!

Me (Laughing): You feel proud of your ass then.

Ball (Delighted): Oh, yes! Bouncy Balls are mighty proud of their asses! But when we crash the furniture or bounce off Nanna’s head, not so much.

Me: You have the good and bad balanced in every type.

Ball: Exactly! So when I’m used as a Bouncy Ball or a balloon or anything of that sort, my mood constantly changes.

Me: Right. So what’s your most favourite place to be, apart from amusement parks? Do you have one?

Ball (Thoughtful): Well, I love being at discos. I love the way the lights shine off the surface of my shiny shell and make everyone dance. Dancing gives off positive energy and creates great bonds between the people in the room. I love watching that. Oh! I also love being in play pits for children. They heap me in different colours and make me inviting to play in.

Me: That’s really sweet. And what is your most scary place to be?

Ball: In the hands of rough kids or the jaws of a dog who can tear me apart. In the football field where I’m kicked around. In the cricket pitch where I’m punted headfirst towards that dreaded bat. In the golf course where my ass is whipped.

Me: Good Lord. It’s funny how you hate the places people compete to win.

Ball: When people want to win so badly, it’s really painful for the things and people around them, right?

Me (Smiling): Yes. So what is your favourite hobby?

Ball: I don’t have a hobby. I just sit and exist until someone picks me up. My entire life is controlled by people. But because I’m a ball, that kind of consideration doesn’t cross people’s minds.

Me: That’s sad.

Ball: It ain’t. My purpose is to be that way. I’m made for it. And I’m programmed to feel happy about it.

Me: You like being bounced around, regardless of what direction and whose hands you end up in.

Ball: Yes, I do. See, that’s how things change for me and every type of my fate is decided. I can either live for ages as a prized possession on a shelf, or get worn out due to playing, or get ripped to shreds by unstable species. Things are different for each and every ball. Only a few get lucky.

Me: Very true. Any final thoughts to add?

Ball: Enjoy wherever you are, whether you’re a ball or human. Life’s really limited and we should make the most of it. Like I already said, only a few get lucky by being born with a silver spoon. But that doesn’t mean the rest of us have to dread what will happen in the end. You aren’t here to mope around, you’re here to live life to the fullest and give people whatever happiness you can in your power. So keep bouncing and feel proud of what you are. You’re here for a great purpose. Never forget that.

Me: That’s really a wonderful message. I’m sure we can all resonate with you. Thank you very much for sparing your time.

Ball: Thank you in return.

(Ball bounces off to play with the children waiting outside, for whose smiles and colourful laughter he is the reason for. And that is the best blessing he can receive)

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Click to discover a new blend of fantasy and mythology featuring nature wielding shape-shifting unicorns available for you, in Ethereal: The Dawn of the Blue.Β 

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Very interesting interview Deepika!

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    1. Haha, thank you, Radhika! Glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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  2. Akhila says:

    I was laughing on reading the initial part..the bouncy ball…funny…but you conveyed the message in an efficient manner by the end of the interview…life is too short and so let us enjoy it to the fullest without being too serious on things

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    1. Hi, Akhila, welcome to my blog πŸ™‚ Haha, thank you! Yeah, life really is limited so let’s all make the most of it! πŸ˜€ Have a great day πŸ™‚

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      1. Akhila says:

        Ehh..am i a new joinee in your blog..i thought i already knew you πŸ˜‰

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        1. Oh! πŸ˜€ Haha, yes, but I think this is the first time we’ve talked πŸ˜€ Nice to meet you, Akhila πŸ™‚

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          1. Akhila says:

            Ya..maybe you are right…f

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          2. Akhila says:

            *Felt like i know you already…have a great day…

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            1. That’s so sweet, dear :* Stay blessed and a great day to you too!

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            2. And you know what? πŸ˜‰ A close cousin sister of mine shares your name πŸ™‚

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              1. Akhila says:

                Is it…are we the same then..πŸ˜‡

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                1. She’s sweet and very kind and so are you, so I guess yes πŸ˜‰

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                  1. Akhila says:

                    Lol…my regards to my twin sis…

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  3. Bae!!! How could you think like this ? Incredible!!!!
    It was soooooooooo funny and comical to read……
    Especially that football conversation…..
    Oh My God my stomach is so painful after reading the full conversation. And Moreover, i want to mention onething was you giving more importance for non-living things too. That was great job sweetie!!!!

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    1. Haha, thank you so much, darling! :* I knew you’d enjoy it! Love you loads! ❀

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  4. Proud of their asses! ROFL!

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    1. Hahaha…I guess they are! XD

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  5. Deepika what a creative blog you wrote!!! I just love it ❀ How adorable to look at life from the perspective of a ball, that is genius and so great! I really love the line: "Enjoy wherever you are, whether you’re a ball or human. Life’s really limited and we should make the most of it." Lots of love to you ❀

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    1. Hey, Jen! ❀ Thank you so much, darling! The ball does resemble us in many ways we don't know and we all live harmoniously, people and objects, and the former is never short of learning lessons from the latter πŸ˜€ ❀ How are you doing? How is 2017 so far? Hope you're doing well, Jen, tons of love back to you too! ❀ XOXO ❀

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      1. I just loved it Deepika!! 😍😘❀ So far my 2017 has been great, what about you? Did you get my email? 😍😍❀❀ I’m coming back to India soon!!! 😜😎

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        1. You sent an email? I didn’t receive it, Jen! o_O Did you send it to the one from which I emailed you about my book? I don’t use my old one that much and I checked whether you sent it there too, but I didn’t find it, darling 😦 It’s so great you’re coming back to India!!! 😍😍😍😍😍 Welcome home! ❀ ❀ ❀ My 2017 has been beautiful so far. I hope it stays that way all year, since I had a bad 2016 πŸ˜€

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          1. 2017 will be better 😘😘😘 Check your other email πŸ˜‰

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            1. Thank you so much, love! ❀

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        2. I’m sending you an email right now and by the time you see this comment, I think it would be in your inbox, darling πŸ˜€

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          1. I got it darling!! 😍 See my reply and I’m waiting for yours πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜˜

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