I'm not sure if any of you shares this with me , but I've made a lot of discoveries (and self-discoveries [censored stuff :P]) while (not)studying for exams.
Let me give you some examples.
1) It was around 10 in the night and I had a chemistry exam the next day... and I didnt know a thing! However, like always,while looking into the textbook, the words slowly began to dissolve .... and instead, really lively imagery started to fill the page.
I snapped out of it.... and saw a deck of cards lying on a shelf. And that was the night when I learnt to build a card house. (sob, how I miss the days)
As expected, I scored really bad in the exam... but who cares, I can build a card house now!
2) I usually don't write poems... just that I've never been that interested in them. I think it was during the second year finals, when one fine morning, I did write a poem. Thought I'd share it here.
Backdrop: I was sitting in my living room, studying (had a backache cuz I never studied on the study table...always on my bed, makes going to sleep a faster n more convenient process :D) .
I looked out the window, and I could see this tree that had recently blossomed with red flowers.
I can't really say why, but I wrote a poem on it! (of course, getting an excuse to not study could have been a huge source of motivation!).
Beauty or Vain ?
As red as the setting sun
In the twilight of dusk
Calm and serene
With the breeze kissing your tender petals
Reaching out from a bed of lush
With a show in full contrast
I see you on this clear day
Wanting to take in more
But forced to stop in my way
By the load on my very core
As time passes..
As my gaze falls upon you
I see the simplicity that is
Nature in its prime
Which we seldom stop to think about
P.S : The load on my very core refers to the exam pressure(hah!), if I remember correctly ;)
Who said exams never tought anyone anything !!