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Why Everyone Should Own A Poster


My bedroom, once an empty and dull room now glows vibrantly thanks to the many posters that are plastered to the wall. The first time I got my hands on a poster was when I was gifted a lifelike graphic of a T-Rex from Jurassic Park, which was one of my favorite movies at the time (still is). I remember a feeling of awe running through my body as I stared in utter disbelief at the dinosaur in all its glory. I hung the poster on the wall opposite the door, so it would be the first thing a person would see upon entering the room.

As time passed, my fascination with posters grew to such an extent that I didn’t wish to leave a single blank space in the wall, but rather make sure that it was covered with a poster. Soon enough, every inch of the walls was covered with a variety of posters, ranging from music and movies to sports and quotes. My exhibit of posters gained much attention from friends and family, who admired the quotes and related to many a TV show or movie. However, not everyone shared my enthusiasm about the posters; soon after the craze that accompanied Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight (2008), my room’s new spectacle was a life size poster of Heath Ledger’s joker writing a bloody message on the wall.




Upon walking into the room and witnessing this somewhat disturbing image, my longtime science tutor nearly fainted in a frenzy of fear. Fortunately, I was let off the hook, but not before a twenty-minute lecture on disturbing images and their harmful consequences, which took a lot longer than it should have, partly because of my interrupting fits of laughter. Nevertheless, the posters usually elicited positive responses from visitors and encouraged me to expand my collection, which now includes more than thirty posters.

While some might see posters as intrusive and inartistic, I respectfully disagree. With the help of posters, my room converted itself from a dull and soulless place to a display of creativity and passion, where each poster reflected an interest or an ambition I so strongly associated myself with. While almost all my posters have been replaced with newer ones, the poster of a T-Rex still hangs above the bed, ever so magnificently, reminding me of the first time I saw a poster and the inspiration it instilled in me.

So what do you think about posters and their relevance in ones life? Let me know! :)





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To me,

Let me ask you a question. Does it really feel outstanding to be mediocre?  Like you have to have an opinion or a favorite TV show just because everyone else does. Is it that lovely to be a part of the herd? What if you step on the other side?

Oh! Don’t judge me. I’m just as tired as someone looking for something creative to keep me hooked online. I don’t need socializing; I can very well do that when I’m not looking for a creative rush. It just hit me our virtual space lacks creativity. We are a bunch of horses running in the same carved street over and over and over again. For a change I want to be a Unicorn.

Okay, I know you’ll probably think of something or a website where you get to decorate a blank space with some quote you overheard in a movie? Or something your favorite character on your favorite TV show said in the season finale. Trust me that level of interesting is passé. And also quoting Rumi and Ernest Hemingway, well good for them they are heartily remembered but what about you?

I am looking for a self expressing platform where I get to be me. Blog? Twitter? Facebook? Trust me these places are too crowded to lend a fresh perspective. Once in a while you might, I don’t deny that but well really like always? I hardly doubt.

So as cheesy as it might sound I want to be my own Rumi. I want to creatively paint a wall full of my quotes and god knows why I want to sell it too. I know a lot of people speak the same words, and infact hey are far more talented than I am.

With this thought imagine a virtual space where you can paint your own words or something meaningful your best friend or your mother said and make it into a piece of art. That’s what I’m really talking about. Kind of refreshing and new to even think of. I bet you’d feel too much to ask for, but is it too much to stand out from the crowd.

Too early for me to think about standing out? I don’t think so. I don’t want to crawl where the rest of the planet is brisk walking. Clearly I don’t want to stay back. I want to be creatively empowered and French kiss that kind of feeling right in the face. So Humans, I know you want to express, design and play with words and show off your love for yourself. And I’m waiting for that moment to strike me too.

I want to sit one day painting my own posters and inspiring someone else somewhere and vice versa. Well I can sincerely hope that kind of virtual space hits real soon. Till then we can all write letters to our future self like this one and read it some time when you are looking for something.

P.S.  Can you really wait, to make that poster yours?


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