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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Perfect Strangers

A stranger, she looked as if my soul was clear to her, my deepest feelings lay bare in front of her and she could control the most subtle of my behaviors.

“Tanya”! I called… and the rest of the words refused to emerge.

It’s almost over four months. I waved her ‘bye-bye’ at the Mumbai airport, having spent few of the most precious hours of my life – amidst an unfortunate and adverse episode though. (Not worth mentioning here).

All appears just like yesterday to me… her intriguing eyes seem innocent, yet notice my relentless stare. In the effort of ignoring the gaze, she laughs at my face; I just smile in return, dismissing the awkwardness. After a few hours of insipid and wishy-washy talks, while everyone is busy cursing Lfthnsa and their inhumane way of operations, my eyes are asking questions. Hers are answering. Hundreds of crazy souls surround us; still it looks as if these moments belong to me. More often than not, those who see us together ask - ‘you-guys’r-married?’ Intermittent discomfiture shows on her face, I get keyed up, but mask the excitement with a wary chuckle… “No no!”

‘You aren’t married, right?’… I ask.

“Nah” she giggles and continues… “It’s on the cards though”. And then follows a description. I too divulge the piece about seeing someone currently. I maintain my composure… somehow.

Later, in the flight as we approach our damned destination, sitting next to her, my heart starts to sink. I am poignant; strongly feel like kicking someone… hard. Huh!

Suddenly, there are tremors, without any warning or alarm. Initially, everyone is calm presuming ‘yet-another-bad-weather-day’. But, it is different. The craft starts to bounce as if it had hit a mountain. We are almost upside down. The next two minutes or so are breathtaking. The bravest close their eyes, atheists start to pray, and strangers hold hands.

I hope it was “The End”, but reality continues to wreck my life. More and even more!


Anonymous Manan said...

Tht was a very beautiful desciption of "few moments"....-

July 04, 2006 3:45 AM  
Blogger Samkit said...

that incident really touched ur heart, why havn't u posteted that note which u wrote in the plane...;)

July 05, 2006 3:18 AM  
Blogger Xohra said...

wow. u never got her #???

July 28, 2006 8:14 AM  
Blogger Diyu said...

Hi Deepshikha here

Wow, Its very nice................

March 18, 2009 1:31 AM  
Blogger Manasi said...

you lived a million years in those moments... hope you have found love that is yours forever!

i was searching for another Bhuwan and landed on your blog. your posts are livid and full of life and longing... would love to read more if write here again someday.

July 29, 2009 12:31 PM  

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