A baby lizard was happily playing in the garden in its swing sets, behind the tubelight. Since she was away for a long time when Mommy lizard called the baby lizard back home from behind the bulb holder.
“oopsie! Its been too long!” she thought and got off the swing set.
She hurried to the small opening between the tubelight holder and the wall and tried to wriggle its way out as it had done to enter the garden. It slowly got out its head and got out its body when it took a moment to take inhale deeply the scent of warm milk coming from their kitchen. Unable to control its urge to get its tong on the milk it came out of the hole in one swift, single movement.
She turned back to see her tail left behind the tubelight. The area where her tail had once been attached to her body slightly burned for a few seconds and then diminished.
“MY TAILLLL!!!” she sobbed ,swirling around herself to take a good look at the empty tail-less place behind her.
She sat sad and sobbed, and sobbed extra when she thought how her mom would thereafter be embarrassed to have a tail less daughter, being a symbol of insult to the whole lizard kind. Slowly, sadly she walked away from her home, past her garden and began to pointlessly wander along the walls. An hour or so passed by when she reached the area of the wall lining the ground floor of the huge flats where she took a small house behind a bulb holder.
In a flash she saw Rob Rat sprint past her. He was followed by a few slippers , but the tactically dodged and reached his burrow just outside the flats.
“SPRAY THAT BOTTLE OF HIT AROUND THE KITCHEN!!!” a human’s voice raged.
Ignoring the senseless humans she was about to take her first step opposite to the direction in which Rob Rat went when she remembered seeing his long tail trailing behind him as he ran fast.
Quickly she felt enlightened and happy and raced to Rob Rat’s house and knocked at his door.
“No one’s home!” replied Rob and immeditely slapped his forehead realising his stupidity. He hid the just-now, newly stolen food and was pondering how to shoo her away when…
“No! Trust me!” Called out baby lizard. “Im not here for the food! Can you do me a favour??”
Though Rob Rat always robs food and that’s how he got his callsign, he’s always generous enough to do a favour anytime. Relieved that she’s not here for food he opened the door and saw baby lizard sweating and panting.
She smiled innocently hoping Rob would pitty her and would help her out no matter what.
“Oh just ask me the favour already!!!” snapped Rob
“You’ve got a really long tail” she replied.
“You’ve ran all this way from your bulb holder to compliment me on my tail?”
She semi turned for Rob to take a look at her back.
“Ohhhhhhhh God!!!” he dragged.
“ You’ve been such a great friend to me Rob“ she started.
“Ookkaayyy…” he dragged again
“So can you please lend me a small portion of your tail?”
Before he could finish thinking how to reject the favour, his eyes opens wide; he clenches the right side of his chest and collapses to the ground. Then it occurred to Baby Lizard how Rob’s priceless possession has always been his long tail and no wonder he got a 220volts shock whe she asked for it. Leaving him on the floor as hs is, knowing that he would get back up healthy for his food, she gently closed the door and walked away.
She kept pondering where she could get a spare tail and remembered the humans complaining about a blockage in the drain system and thought of Beaver! She crawled up to the mouth of the drain when Beaver was tapping the mesh of sticks hard to prevent the out flow for water from the outlets of the bathrooms. He tapped it very hard to make sure it dosent break. On seeing him at work with his tail she realised how it must be of a great use to him and how he definitely wouldn’t give his tail to her. Still she decided to give it a try.
A few seconds later she saw herself flee for her life when Beaver started to chase her for the merciless act she wanted him to do! His TAILLL!!!
“Take it from me by digging me up from my grave!” he yelled as he saw her speed away.
“OH!!! DAMIT” she thought “The hell I thought they were my friends!!”
Murmuring and swearing at her friends she dozed off behind a shoe rack, also feeling guilty for not informing her mom that would she would be going on a night out.
But ‘a’ night out turned out to be over 3 to 4 days of being away from home. Completely loosing hope on getting a spare tail from all the people she requested, from Sloppy Salamander to Nutcracker Squirrel, she decided to go home, deciding to live the rest of her life being a tail-less embarrassment to her mom.
She knocked the door. Her mom opened.
“Im sooo sorrryyyy momyyy!!!!” she immediately started wailing.
Mommy Lizard watched he puzzled.
“Why dear what happened?” she asked on hearing which Baby Lizard’s heart felt a little soothed.
“IM SORRY TO BE A TAIL-LESS EMBARASSMENT TO YOU!!!” she burst out into a puddle of tears covering her eyes hoping to hold the tears back.
“Wha…What tail-less and what embarrassment?” Mommy was still puzzled.
With a heavy heart Baby turned her back towards her mom and tried hard and looked straight to not look at her own back anymore.
“Please mommy. Please don’t kick me out of the house by kicking my tail-less butt right now…
“Why are you showing me your tail? I’ve seen it since you were born” mommy was still puzzled.
“Please don’t mom.. pl..” she stopped sobbing immediately and quickly uncovered her eyes and turned to see her back.
A brand new tail, attached to her, awaiting her attention all this while.
“Whaa…” Now it was Baby’s turn to feel puzzled
“Now don’t tell me you cut off your tail else where and didn’t know it would regrow” mom took her inside and and closed the door.
Few hours later, down at the basement of the flats, Beaver stopped tapping for a moment, Rob opened the door of his burrow and they looked at the tubelight glowing from the second foor corridor and heard Baby Lizard’s cry of excitement as she swung happily in her swing set once again.
We break our heads thinking about and gawking at other people’s success but little do we know that by the hardwork we are putting in our lives subconsciously and which we consider insignificant , is forming a huge, furry, alive and kicking tail of success behind us. Just take a small moment to appreciate those success by thinking that they are not grown by fluke or by luck but with our hardwork.
A ‘small moment’ because you don’t want yourself to become too satisfied and gain too much head-weight with whatever successes you’ve got that you consciously stop the subconsciously generated will for hardwork.
Dig a pit and bury jealousy, ego, overthinking and all the other harmful stuffs which keep us from loving ourselves as we are.
SPOILER ALERT : Doing the above mentioned trick is harder than lifting the moon!
A blog thoroughly inspired from my excellently confusedandcrazilycurious bestie’s self careethon blogs…