So when does this battle begin ? It happens everyday, in every little instance. In all likelihood they’ll always stand to differ
He accompanies me while on my way to work and back home generally, fortunately he is free all the time and me on the other side simply occupied with my routines and other stuffs. It’s usually the same journey which follows everyday until one fine day it changed forever. Here’s how our journey began as we step out from my house that day –
Episode 1: We arrive at the auto-stand to reach the railway station .While waiting for an auto to arrive, He points me to this guy waiting behind me in the queue, looking at his watch every second impatiently, might be late for some real important assignment. He hints me to make a move upfront to help the poor guy skip the queue to save him some time there. But I somehow fail to gather enough courage to ask and I quietly slide into the auto as it arrives.
Episode 2: We rush to the railway platform since I’m bit late today. He distracts my sight towards this penurious lady sitting with her infant in her lap near the walls of the platform, might be in need for some food to feed her child. He gives this look as if I probably know what he might say now but I disgracefully look down and make my way with the crowd as soon as the train enters the platform.
Episode 3: We catch our bus en route, today it’s quite crowded and I’m fortunate enough to enjoy this window seat. And suddenly he turns my head towards this stranger who is profusely sweating and exhausted as if he just ran a marathon to catch this bus, looks like he might need my seat more than me for now. But I simply turn my head back again through the window pane.
Episode 4: We get down at our bus stop and start walking towards our office premises along the footpath. He calls for my attention towards a skinny guy struggling to pull the loaded cart behind him on road . I carry this sympathetic look and simply enter the gates of my office.
Episode 5 : After a hectic day, we friends were enjoying ice-creams along the roadside. He asks me to notice the poor kid walking away disappointed, looks like he just fell short of few more coins to buy an ice cream for himself. I just stand and act like a spectator there.
Episode 6: While walking towards our building stairs, I usually avoid looking at this particular balcony. I know I will find this old little man sitting on his chair carrying that same old impassive look for years since I remember. I always struggle to make a comfortable gesture to him. Pretty well acquainted with this shortcoming he still provokes me by purpose. I accept my defeat and walk straight towards the stairs.
Disturbed with all the incidences he tried to indulge me into today. I make him stand in front of me and question his intent behind this play. His witty smile further gets me annoyed and furious. He softly utters “If I were you, it wouldn’t have been the same for you as well as for few others today,dear friend”. I just collapse down to my knees in tears because he was none other than myself in front of me. I was equally petrified with the one residing within me the whole time. And there I finally discovered these two identities confronting each others.
“Sometimes you need to lose some mind to win some heart.”
NO, I’m not calling someone here and not even close to something about Adele too, if you have mistakenly landed there. 😉
“HELLO”, The word sounds complete right! but still seems to be incomplete in itself, isn’t it. I believe things have never ended with Hello. It comes with something when called upon. And that’s where I’m interested in . We hear it countless times , and hardly bother to notice it specifically. It sounded the same each time but never meant to be the same.
This is what I managed to notice in there –
A “Hello” comes with love , when the old ears recognizes her son sitting oceans away and earning well for a living.
A “Hello” comes with anger , when you make her wait at the coffee shop.
A “Hello” comes with blush , when the new found love find reasons to hear from you.
The same feels annoying , when the customer care disturbs every now then.
A “Hello” comes with joy , to hear from your little one who recently learned to say Papa !
The same comes with sadness , when your bestie ain’t feeling good lately with the happenings in her life.
A “Hello” comes with freedom , when a resignation is all you need to breathe again.
The same comes with defeat , when your ego tried to ruin your year-long friendship.
A “Hello” comes with hope , to know whether your sister’s medical reports turned out to be positive or not.
A “Hello” comes with fear , when its time you confess to your angry father about the broken antique radio.
A “Hello” comes with acting too , when you want to hang up on purpose . Hello! Hello! Hello !
A “Hello” comes with Goodbye , but you still don’t want to end up the talk, although it lasted till the dawn.
And finally , A “Hello” comes to get you people read this one.