Humans Of Stella

Samyuktha Shiva, I Year B.A. English
Krishna J Nair, I Year B.A. English

HANAA MARIAM KHAN

‘Oh! Arts isn’t going to get you anywhere in life!’

I have always admired literature but I kept pulling myself away because everyone around me kept badgering me with what they considered as the universal truth.

But one year into B.Com, I realised that it definitely wasn’t my piece of cake! I realised I could do wonders if I took up Literature instead. I found that writing was my one true love and I didn’t want to fool myself by thinking otherwise. What really drove me to take up Literature is the fact that there are absolutely no limits to this kind of study. None!

In fact, I feel like fantasy and literature go hand in hand. Literature provides and strengthens the platform you need to express the impossible. There are people out there who are interested in such a world where everything is possible and there is zero space for judgement or what is usually considered “logical”, me being one of them.

That’s the thing about fantasy – as impossible as it may seem, it’s still something people will hold close to their hearts.

Go ahead and ask the Potterheads! They’ll tell you that Hogwarts really does exist and that they themselves are wizards and witches. (Now that I’ve told you, I must admit, I’m one myself. Shhh!)

Fantasy helps us escape the confines of modern day reality. It helps us believe in the power of imagination and in the power of coming up with endless possibilities – including how a rock can float a few inches above your palm if you will it to! It all truly depends on how YOU perceive it.

We all have a little bit of magic within us.
Find your magic, find it quick, and never ever let it die.

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