SELFIE IN PARIS
MY MOST BELOVED SELFIE SO FAR
The breeze was harsh
But you towered as strong
Basking in the delectable sun
No stoop, no fall
The city mesmerised
Like a discerning prince
And you are that invaluable jewel
On his debonair crown
I am that traveller
With a secret romance with your honour
I am your Muse
And you are my Eiffel Tower
People come from countries far
To behold your aura
But you stand unfazed
Like a vintage Madeira
The tone of Paris
Alters with your levitation
The beauty is unparallel
No bound, no limitation
I am that traveller
Who desired to share the frame with you
So my beloved selfie holds me, my hubby
And you my Eiffel tower
- By Aritra Chakrabarty
This is the era of reaching out, and popularity is no longer the privilege of few. In the last four to five years, social networking has multiplied its impact on the society, enormously. It is not just a medium to connect. It is an ocean of varied opportunities and means of bread and butter to many. There are YouTube sensations, Instagram stars and of course there are famous bloggers, fighting with million other impressions to carve a niche for their content. It is a mad race, but an intriguing and creative one.
However, one aspect is of high significance and must be borne in mind. These mediums are largely visual and content that creates discernible impression has an edge over others.
Here I will cut the flow and divert the monologue a bit. Well, I was never a selfie addict and the overused selfie-mania had overwhelmed me at times. But I wanna whisper in your ears, ‘now the selfie culture has grown on me...and even that glorified pout.’ And why not? We cannot deny selfie signifies independence. A solo traveller can be a relevant and beautiful part of his/her travel diary, with a remember-worthy selfie experience. A YouTube professional can create illustriously creative content, being a part of his/her story by these revolutionary selfie cameras.
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Now coming to my most beloved selfie, well honestly it was like a treasure hunt, as my kitty is filled with precious moments, encrusted in selfies. But finally I picked one, which I have shared in the beginning of my narrative. And why it’s my favourite? Well, you already know if you have read the poem. But in case you haven’t, I will try to portray the thoughts that sublimed in my traveller heart when that selfie was captured. And I believe your heart will be in unison with mine.
I love travelling and witnessing the resplendence of Paris was like a dream metamorphosed to reality. Smile denied sparing my lips, although my jaw gave away at times. This particular selfie was captured after our heavenly ascent to Eiffel Tower top, experiencing hues of Paris like never before and then descending to the foot of the intimidating structure. And more significantly, the cherished memoir is embellished with the presence of my co-traveller, my friend, my partner in crime....my hubby, who completed the feel of the capture for me.
I am a dreamer, a story weaver and traveller, and no capture can narrate my tale better than ‘my most beloved selfie’.