I wish I was like Dumbledore

(though there are many ways, in which I would want to be like him but)

Today, here, I talk about the beautiful privilege of storing thoughts

I wish I was like Dumbledore

(though I wouldn’t mind all other wonderful traits and magical powers but)

Today, here, I talk about the amazing power to lighten my cobwebbed brain

I wish I was like Dumbledore

(though there is actually nothing that I don’t like about him but)

Today, here, I yearn for a pensieve, a bowl to store my train of thoughts

I wish I was like Dumbledore

(though his charisma and mastery are qualities to die for but)

Today, here, I beg for a wand that lets me store memories like vlogs

I wish I was like Dumbledore

To be able to revisit situations and places, to be able to relive the past

To behold myself as a third person, to watch my life as a story

To keep cleaning the cache regularly,

To reboot, to restart and to refresh

I wish I was like Dumbledore

(not that all his mightiness and magic do not make me greedy but)

Today, here, I desire to have a pensieve, a magic so unique, a power so magnificent

I wish I was like Dumbledore

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By Surabhi Pandey

Surabhi Pandey, a former Delhi Doordarshan presenter, is a journalist currently based in Singapore. She is the author of ‘Nascent Wings’ and ‘Saturated Agitation’ and has contributed to over 15 anthologies in English and Hindi in India and Singapore. She writes on topics related to lifestyle and travel and is an active reporter on the tech startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia. She is the editor and founder of The Vent Machine.

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