The world swivels in a Chair.

Courtesy:victoriaplumb.com
Courtesy:victoriaplumb.com

while you are reading this, you are seated. Seated on a chair or a sofa or a seat or a couch. Or most exceptionally, you are standing. Imagine the pain that your soft masses of adipose tissues would suffer if you are told to sit on a concrete surface for, say, an hour!

Hurts, right?

Pioneered by a dentist named Alfred.P. Southwick, the first chair was an electric one. Prisoners were strapped to the chair and given currents of altering voltages thus giving them a less painful way of dying than hanging them to death. It was soon outlawed with the introduction of lethal injections.

The incredible electrocuting chair.
The incredible electrocuting chair

Ironically, a chair is an emblem of authority in the house of commons also being a symbol of death penalty. In fact, the word “chairman” announces the position of a superior in the edifice. There is no place in the world that is “chairless”. From  Prime minister’s seat to toilet, a chair is seen everywhere but goes unnoticed. If this piece of furniture is disbanded completely, get ready for another war!

Courtesy: usatoday.net
Courtesy: usatoday.net

 Think about the uproar and the outburst if there were no chairs and its parallels. How pleasing it would be to stand in a huge queue for appointments?! No seats in a car, in busses, in schools and colleges ! No wheelchairs. No armchairs. No recliners. No airplance seats, not to forget the comfortable lounges in cinemas!  Funny how businessman and ministers would be conducting meetings sitting cross legged on the floor wearing formal suits and ties. No less than the evolution of a Panchayat!

You sleep on the bed, a kind of extended chair, use the commode, go to the college in your car/ bus/ train , sit on the benches and seats, go back home, fall into your favourite chair, use you PC , eat your food adorned with chairs on a dining table, go back to sleep and the history repeats. Tell me, who uses a computer lying on the floor? Or prefers to sit on the floorboard of a car? If there exist a person as such, I salute him with all due respect!

Visualize a place with nothing to comfort your precious body.

Look around.

Observe.

Behold the captivating beauty around you. You live in a marvellous place.

Be thankful.

Small things can make huge differences. A four legged piece of wood can change lives!!

Advertisements

Author: Alisha

A writer living in Mumbai.

6 thoughts on “The world swivels in a Chair.”

  1. Alisha,
    You are absolutely right,
    Behold the captivating beauty around you. You live in a marvellous place.

    Be thankful.

    Small things can make huge differences. A four legged piece of wood can change lives!!

    and one more imagination, while siting on comfortable chair and reading your most precious post life is just cool………….

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Good post Alisha
    I lived in Saudi Arabia for some years
    Their life is modern
    Their houses have expensive furniture of all kinds
    But they still like to sit on the ground without chair
    When they make Safari in the desert they put their tents and sit on the sand
    For me it is completely uncomfortable to sit without a chair
    Thanks:-)

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s