Sunday, February 14, 2016

~The Night it was~

There were a lot of words unsaid, yet the silence was filling the unsaid words. The moonlight, the breeze and the light drizzle made the few moments of togetherness all the more special. The time to say goodbye was nearing but they refused to acknowledge it. Holding hands tightly they braced together the impending separation.

They were never supposed to become lovers. Even now they refrained from calling each other that. There was no exchange of the magical three words between them. Yet here they were looking into each other’s eyes and finding nothing but longing and love. While holding each other’s hand they went through details of the past which had brought them from acquaintances to probable soul mates.

Like they say in movies – Sometimes just one meeting is enough and sometimes many meetings are necessary to reach to a stage of trust. This is where they were right now. The ride along had been a rosy one but the way ahead was not easy. But when is the heart deterred by logic and social norm? Their hearts were on a different pace, trying to tune in with each other.

They made inevitable promises and hoped against the hope. Braving the distance and difficulties. Young love is like that, full of confidence and positivity. They felt lucky to be together even if only for few moments. It would be months or perhaps years before they would meet again. So they made the most of the moment. Gazing at each other, memorizing every line, every freckle. Unaware of the world going by, people passing by, the little drizzle slowly drenching them.

The time to part was nearing, tears that had been controlled for so long were threatening to overpower. One last time they thought! And held each other in a tight hug. Reluctant to part, their lips touched ever to slightly and kindled something deep in their hearts. They found each other lips again this time not just for a brush. And thats what came to be known as their First Kiss

“.It wasn't that long, and it certainly wasn't the kind of kiss you see in movies these days, but it was wonderful in its own way, and all I can remember about the moment is that when our lips touched, I knew the memory would last forever
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

Happy Valentines' Day, Everyone!


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Adieu Dear Friend….

We all are so busy in our mundane lives that we seldom stop from the crazy schedules to look around. Say hello to an old friend or just look around for someone in pain. We feel what we do in our life, our problems and silly apprehensions are all that is to life. But it isn’t.

Many a times we are jolted into reality by means of a heart-breaking and awakening news. I was on the receiving end of such a news recently. I was told a devastating news of one of my closest friend from college, who was more of a brother than a friend. He met with a tragic accident and left us. Just like that… so sudden. All of us were in a state of shock. What his parents might me going through is totally unimaginable and painful.

I have never known some so full of life and a heart so clear and big. He loved all his friends to the core and always went out of his way to help. I tied Rakhi to him on Raksha Bandhan and even with the distance between us, every Rakhsha Bandhan he called me early morning to wish without fail.
Dear Brother…. How I wish I talked to you more often, let you know how much you mean, how good a human you are and always will be in our hearts. How I love the child in you. How it made me smile when you called me Marathan. How it angered me when you commented “kadu” on my pictures. How happy I felt when you beat a guy black and blue because he misbehaved. 

You did so much for everybody. You fit the description of the term – heart with gold! You deserved a wonderful life brother, surrounded by your loved ones and well-wishers. But sadly you were taken away from us. All I can say is Rest In Peace… You will always be remembered fondly..