A Little Bit Of Sunshine

Abhishek Verma
4 min readNov 23, 2019
Photo by Laura Pratt on Unsplash

Everybody deserves a little bit of sunshine. When we were kids, every day was filled with sunshine. We ran through lush green parks, enjoyed nature, felt the cold air rustling through our little heads and were treated like royals. Every moment went through like a dream. Those are the moments we dream to come back.

When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.

Time passes like sand through our hands. It is ever-flowing and ever-so-cruel. The childhood is gone and adolescence comes in. We get a little less sunshine. Imprisoned inside the four walls and a single teacher dreaming of a world far, far apart where we don’t have to be in school anymore.

The irony of life is clear. You can’t be content in what you have, the insatiability of humans has led to nothing but pain for themselves.

Adolescence brings us little doses of bane of adult life. We are treated like children and are expected to behave like an adult. Irony sure is part and parcel of life.

“All my life I’ve felt like there was something wrong with me. Something missing or damaged.”

“Every teenager in the world feels like that, feels broken or out of place, different somehow, royalty mistakenly born into a family of peasants.”

It is a very hard part of life and sunshine keeps on retreating from our doorstep every day. It is a time when romantic feelings prop up in your mind. You go from liking ice creams and candy bars to beautiful eyes and long, locks of hair. But you still are pretty ignorant of what’s happening so much so that:

It’s easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school.

So many changes are there in your body that you feel like:

My face seems too square and my