Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It was raining

The sky was rain laden. The day was just like any other day. The house had an electric atmosphere, which is nothing more than normal when it is school time. Mom packing the lunch box, father putting on the shoes and the children frantically searching for the home- work book.

The boy started off first. He had just enough time to catch the bus, so he tried to walk as fast as his dignity allows. It soon broke off into a run as he looked at the watch. It started to drizzle. He had umbrella in his backpack, but he didn’t want to take it. First thing , so absurd it may seem, but he didn’t want to wet his umbrella. Also, he didn’t have the time to take it out. He ran carefully so as not to jump on some puddles and spoil his dress, which was neatly pressed by his dad.

It was then he saw something fluttering in one of the puddles. It was a dragonfly. He has a personal liking for this amazing creature, which has the eyes as big as its body, resembling the helicopters also in its movement. Its wing has gone wet, and couldn’t fly.

He had to make a decision, if he is to stay there and pick this thing out, sure he will miss the bus. Then his dad will have to take him to school and all the way he will have to listen to how undisciplined he is. He decided to opt the latter. He stood by the puddle, with a stick got the dragonfly out of there. It lay there still. He was worried if it was already dead.

He ran again, so that if the bus was not gone, he was saved. He ran so fast that he didn’t care about the puddles or dirt anymore. His beautiful navy blue shirt got brown spots here and there. His bus hasn’t come yet. He was early. As he stood panting at the bus stop, he opened his palm and looked again at the dragonfly, it was moving slightly. Its wings were wet, that is all. So he kept it on a nearby wall where there was some sunlight coming in between the clouds. He stood there gratified at his achievement. He felt so happy in saving a life. His heart was filled with a feeling inexpressible.

In seconds he saw the dragonfly, getting up on its legs and took off. He watched it, with the eyes of an innocent child who knew not the rules of the world. Just as he watched with delight the little creature, a crow came swooping down and snapped his beaks.

He was shocked. If not for him, the dragonfly wouldn’t have been out of the puddle. It could have died there. What difference did he make? He got confused. He believed there was God, but then why would God do something so silly. Was he never supposed to save the fly? He kept wondering at the amazing and often confusing riddle called LIFE.

PS: Real life incident , Manu, year 1997

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

That was , when it all began

On 12th of June, I was with her for a brief moment and she robbed me, my heart.

I was walking along the main corridor of the college, just then one of my friends with me directed the groups’ attention towards her. I looked at her and could not help feeling sorry for her. She was so beautiful lest for the eyes. I wondered how the creator can be so sadistic. I put this back in my memory and moved on to more practical matters.

The next time I saw her was on a newspaper. I did not read the contents; her eyes robbed my whole attention. I couldn’t believe that this was the same I saw in college. Here, her eyes looked so beautiful but back there it was the eyes that robbed away the beauty from her. It was when I read the contents, the mystery unveiled. The announcement was a change of name. Since she and her twin… wait , a twin? . Yes that is when I found that she had a twin and I saw the twin in the college….She wants to change her name. It was then I remembered that for changing names you have to publish on a paper (or something like that) .

After this, One day I missed the college bus and came by city bus. As I was entering the college gate I saw her in the company of her friends. Usually I come by college bus, which comes in by the back entrance. Since she usually has fun time with friends at front gate, I completely missed her for a long time. She actually had come long back. From then on I made it a point to go to the front gate as often as possible to get a glimpse of this beauty and occasionally I did get a good look.

Next time I saw her , she was with my physics professor. I made a mental note that I should some how get more details about her from the professor. As it happened the next time I saw my physics professor was when he was having a exam duty in my class. I thought of asking about her, but found myself void of words. I found it to be the most inappropriate thing to do. A chance like that never presented itself. So the talk with the sir remains suspended till date.

Outside the college I saw her. It was then that I found an irresistible feeling in me that did not allow me to take eyes of her. I marveled at her beauty to the stark contrast of the background unkempt petrol pump.

Next day I saw her on the road she was in red color. I liked seeing her, but I felt that she would look like a queen in a silver gray color. The eyes would make even a deer’s eyes ugly. Her shape was clearly visible by the tight fit. Her mid section was beautifully shaped, as if , it conformed to the figures of a model. Her long lean legs made her look more taller than she actually is. It gave her a charm than any of her companions.

On 12th of June I went up to her and we spent a brief time together. Life was never the same after that .I knew instinctively that I was in love.

I would have preferred not to break it here, but nevertheless I should. She is my sweet bike, belonging to the yamaha family .She is “ Libero LX” , Her twin is Libero. They differ in the headlamp. The modified Libero LX has a beautiful headlamp, which gives it the elegant look. She has the longest wheel-base (wheel to wheel distance).It makes it look like a tall bike. Available in Red, Gold, Black and Silver. She got the cutest mid section (fuel tank) of all.

I saw her first at the college just by the side of Main hall. I liked it so much and went to the show room on June 12th.Do I love her? Sure, ya I love her very much.