Work as a pair or perishThe date is 18-03-2021. Time 8.00 pm. Only four hours to write for the photo contest. It should be creative. Not possible for me. How can I be creative, when I am not? Yesterday, I wanted to write on the laptop and adapter. Already one member connected the laptop and adapter very creatively. Better go to sleep than breaking my head to write something creatively connecting a quartz wall clock and battery which is the only choice for me. Deciding so, I went happily to sleep.
In the middle of my sleep, I heard two voices speaking in low tones. My sleep got disturbed and in the dark of the room concentrated on what those two voices are talking about. From the conversation, I recognized those two voices belong to the Ajanta quartz clock and the battery in my bedroom. They are quarreling with each other. I got up from the bed and switched on the light. There they are on the wall. The clock is stuck at 6.30 and the battery out of its compartment. I asked them what is the matter? They wanted me to decide which of them is great? The quartz clock said I have a gear arrangement, a microchip circuit, and a tiny crystal in my system which oscillates at 32768 times per second and generates one electric pulse per second. This pulse will drive a small electric motor that turns the gear wheels to rotate the hours, minutes, and seconds hands that show the correct time which all of you follow to plan your activities. So I am greater than this battery. I asked the battery, what is your greatness? The battery said, it is true that the quartz clock is having a fine mechanism to show the accurate time, but it requires power to oscillate and drive the gear mechanism. I supply the power for it to be functional. So I am great because the clock cannot function without me. After listening to them, I said, both of you are great but it is only possible if you function together. If you don't work together both of you are useless. Then I shouted, either your pair and work properly or I will throw both of you into the dustbin. The next moment the battery disappeared into its compartment and the stuck clock started working as usual. This how they came to become a pair and a useful wallclock for me. I went to sleep again and in the morning the wall clock is set to the correct time.
The photo used is of Mr.Dhruba.
This is my entry for the photo contest Photo challenge creative writing contest - Part 2