Sunday, October 7, 2007

reality check!!!...........

Like any other day..i woke up late last Thursday hoping for our classes to get suspended for some reason or the other…but such a thing happens once in a blue moon..my hard luck!!…I got out of the bed grumbling & nagging…I had to take a local train to get to my college due to heavy traffic during the peak hours…while commuting i have a tendency to lose touch with reality & sneak it to my fantasies..…it so happens that once I was walking so unmindfully that I was unable to recognize my parents who were standing a feet away from me taking my name loudly…but that day..something really caught my attention….while waiting for my train to come I saw an underprivileged family sitting at the platform fighting amongst each other over some plain boiled rice that was preserved in a colored polythene…
The family comprised of a young couple & their 2 kids…the girl around 2 & the other toddler was some months old I guess…the unkempt man was wearing a pair of ragged grubby shorts…his hairs were messy as if never been washed…& what I could see & count that he was mentally unstable as well from his body lingo…& was that he was least bothered about his kids…. the lady was clad with a single thin chiffon sari was breast feeding her younger baby…the elder daughter..a pretty thing she was..so very cute & bubbly she was..trust me on this--i felt like adopting her that very moment....(but of course I couldn’t cause I am too young for that) she was so lovely..she was hopping around holding a broken piece of toy…n at times she used to kiss & hug her younger sibling..very sweet she was..i just loved her…the younger baby was another baldy cutie pie...the weather was so humid & hot…for which the baby seemed uncomfy n irriatable…but later it slept peacefully…as I mentioned earlier the man was demented( one could easily say that watching his body lingo for a couple of moments)..That bristly man was picking the boiled rice from the polythene & was holding a blunt razor kinda thing with his other hand…& he was trying to slot in that razor into the soft skin of her daughter whenever she tried to sneak her hands into that polythene…afterwhich she used to throw a loud cry…but her parents stayed unperturbed by her cries…this was the entire scene….u know what made me observe them for so long…is the glint of happiness that showed in the eyes of that girl..i mean precisely she had nothing…she was not fortunate enough to meet the bare minimum requirements….but she hopped..played…shouted…laughed….sometimes a stanger teaches u a lot what a known 1 is unable to express….i seriously got the gesture which answered me loud & clear…to the question that I keep shooting at my dad as to why I cant be given the latest cellphone to flaunt or the costliest lappy which added features as compared to current 1 I am using…
My train came…that girl saw me staring at her…I threw a smile at her…I was reciprocated with the cutest smile I had ever received in my lifetime…she made my day…the day went really well….
I have no idea what to write next…but yeah!!...i remember a saying which I came across long back..which goes like--- You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

2 comments:

Socrates said...

How little we care for what we have and greed of we, don't . Nice piece!!

Nanda said...

when i was surfing i hv read this article...

:::You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life:::

u r blessed with beautiful thoughts........my best wishes.