I was feeling a bit dizzy today as I couldn’t complete my sleep last night in the train. The chaos and the calling of “chai/tea” was keeping me awake. Yes, I promise you, I won’t take another one but please make me one strong tea. I did take the pages of my favourite author along but I couldn’t concentrate on that too. The reading light just above my head was showing a yellow color which made me recall my childhood days, the fun, the tungsten filament scientific theories and keeping the bulb on as an indication for electricity.
I stepped into the building and I saw her for the first time.
I am looking at you, she said.
I pinched myself, that was the first time we exchanged smiles at the staircase.
I don’t know who was having butterflies but I was actually followed by a bee. It started with looking up for each other amidst so many people and believe me everyone was keeping so busy to give a glance even. She managed to give some minutes every now and then.
She: Shooks hand. You are coming all the way from there and it’s beautiful to see you people and all of us gearing up together for an event.
Me: Yes, its beautiful to meet many people round the globe and exchange thoughts which contributes to the development of society and make it more better. We learn and unlearn.
She: *Smiles* and looks back. Not intentionally but somehow she wanted to.
I’ll see you around, the cartilage of her’s wanted to talk.
Me: Smiles and goes for a tea. Yes, again.
We and the team and the extended circles were dining and all I was looking was to get a glance and to intiate a conversation. I didn’t find her! Maybe, she isn’t interested or she is busy.
I was looking for you downstairs and I didn’t know you were wandering upstairs, she said. Ahh! The feeling comes mutual now and I am relieved.
I’ll go and see my friends nearby. Want to join, I asked firmly.
She: Mmm, not this time. I have some work here. Maybe later on drinks we can meet?
Me: Alright you take care and walk with the midnight!
Me: Tomorrow is the big day for all of us.
She: ” …. ” intense.
Me: I’ll hold my favourite literature book.
Its beautiful you meet many people on the way and you never know who’s getting more closer and closer to you. Maybe to strike a chord with. Or maybe you are getting closer to yourself and in fact you’ll meet the best person in this world. Yes, you meet Yourself!
Also, it’s quite possible, that, you meet a beautiful bee outside and just get attracted towards the charm of her sound and the way she wanders towards any light post, like in this one! This yellow light bulb amidst people and my journey reminded me of many a things and that was beautiful. 😀
© Nikhil Kundu