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(DAY 314) Bouncing through Memories - Basketball

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Gaurav Parashar

Ah, the whimsical world of sports—where a simple visit to Decathlon can lead to unexpected nuisance. On a recent stroll through the aisles of Decathlon, my eyes locked onto a vibrant basketball (it was orange and shiny afterall), beckoning me with promises of dribbles and memories waiting to be made.

In a burst of enthusiasm, I decided to bring the basketball home, imagining myself gracefully bouncing it around my living room. Little did I consider the unintended consequences—primarily, the unsuspecting residents directly below me. My initial goal? A hundred dribbles a day, a harmless endeavor, or so I thought.

As I embarked on my bouncing journey within the confines of my flat, the rhythmic sounds of the ball hitting the floor must have undoubtedly been a new experience for my neighbors below. With each bounce, I couldn't help but wonder if my newfound basketball ritual was, perhaps, not as inconspicuous as I had hoped.

The amusing part? It's likely that, in the initial days, my neighbors remained blissfully unaware of the bouncing symphony above them. The rhythmic beats of the basketball may have seamlessly blended into the background noise of daily life. However, I couldn't help but chuckle at the thought of my unsuspecting neighbors suddenly discovering the unexpected percussive performance happening above them.

This adventure with my basketball also triggered a trip down memory lane to my high school days. In the chaos of class 12th, during the preboard exams, a group of friends and I decided to turn a small concrete basketball court into a makeshift football field. Little did I know that this impromptu game would lead to an unexpected twist—a fractured leg for yours truly.

The aftermath of the fracture introduced its own set of challenges, especially during the class 12 board practical exams, particularly for physical education. As I continue my 100 daily dribbles, blissfully bouncing through the echoes, I'm reminded that life's journey is often marked by unexpected turns, both on and off the court.