Will that ever happen ?

It was not a full moon day, it might be 2-3 days after new moon night, the moon has just started growing again. The sky still appears cloudy. Probably no stars were visible.

On that evening she was returning with long steps. She was tired & wanted to rest. That was an eventful day for her. She was rapporteur in the seminar. She had been applauded by the senior scientists for her speech.

Venue of the seminar was about 20-25 kms away from her university campus. That’s why she was late in returning.

Their university campus was almost deserted and noiseless that time.Very few people,who are not exactly students were roaming inside the campus.

She checked her watch. It was 8:10 PM. She tried to relax herself. She would reach in her room just within 10-15 minutes. She adjusted her South indian dupatta, which has almost get crinkled in her busy day.

As a part of her nature, she has prepared herself thoroughly in every aspect. Matching ear-rings, simple bracelet, steel band watch, black banana clip, deep kajal, shining yet light lipstick, veg sandals; everything in accordance with her black – red elegant South indian suit piece.

Cold wind touched her silky hairs. Her hairs started falling on her eyes. She was trying to refresh her tired body & mind with that cold breeze. But little did she knows that wind has brought along with it more difficulties for her.

She felt the first drop of rain on her cheeks. Gradually the rain increased & forced her to open umbrella. She got scared. The rainy nights are more unsafe. She started feeling thirsty. Her throats get dried & she was almost unable to take further steps.

Suddenly, trees, houses, roads everything appeared more clearly with a jerk of lightning. Thunderstorms were heard after few seconds obeying the theory, ‘light travels faster than sound’ .

Her dress has started becoming wet being inside the umbrella also as the rain drops were associated with the blow of wind. Her hands were trembling with the thunderstorm. The umbrella was about to fell down from her hand, it was saved by an external support. She saw a strong & stout hand holding the umbrella just above her hand. Before she could think anything, she heard a familiar voice taking her name. She turned back. “You are here…”, she couldn’t complete the sentence. They were standing being faced towards each other. She was shivering. He brought his fist down & held her fist on the umbrella tightly. “Calm down”, he said with a gentle smile.

He was standing outside umbrella & completely wet. She expressed him by her eyes to hold the umbrella as he was taller than her. So that they both can be saved from rain.

“Thank you for being here, I was much afraid, didn’t know what to do”, she said everything without a pause. He replied,”Don’t worry. It’s all fine. Nothing will happen to you.” His words ended with another lightning. With that spark of light she looked at his eyes being expressionless. His personality was flamboyant.

‘Was he my crush? or even more than that? or less than that?,’ , she thought for a while. She closed his eyes with another sound of thunderstorm and held his wrist watch on left hand impulsively. Obviously standing more close to her, he could feel her heart beats along with his own beats.

It took some moments for them to start working normally. Thunderstorms have almost come to an end but the rain has not stopped yet. She asked for his company until her destination. “I would definitely ” , he answered & kept walking.

They could not communicate more words although there were millions of emotions inside their heart to be articulated.

The night was getting darker still their steps were not rapid.

She breathed a sigh of relief at her place after overcoming a terrifying night. They changed small smiles, being unable to make eye contact.

He handed over the umbrella to her and was about to leave, she insisted him to take her umbrella as rain was continuing. He told, “it’s the time of monsoon, you may need it any time”. “No that’s fine. You just take it, you can return me tomorrow”, she tried to convince him. He took the umbrella and get lost in the darkness.

She opened her eyes and raised the curtain to look outside. The sun has not risen yet. She checked her phone, it was 4:43 AM. “My God, what a dream I was going through”, she took a minute to be normal.

The incidents in the dreams were too fearsome as well as beautiful. People used to say the dreams seen prior to sunrise; in the dawn time, usually comes true. She laughed at herself. How stupid things she was thinking.

She put her head on the pillow, connected headset and played a music on rain. Slowly she closed her eyes but couldn’t refrain herself from thinking it again and again that ‘is that dream ever going to happen?’ .

The elder sister

She is a blessing . Her love is something that you never want to get faded . She fights for you as well as fights with you but only for the purpose of your well being . She defends you and take your side before others .

She dwells with you in the dream world ; simultaneously she makes you realise the harsh realities of life and holds you tightly if you cry . In every session of your talk , in every single meet she gives you the first preference to tell how you are and share your story even if she herself is struggling with something . She leaves her seat in dining and move fast to bring scoop of ice cream for you when your mouth gets burnt with flavour of chilly .

She knows exactly what you love and how to make you feel special . She knows how to caress your broken parts . And she is the one who has soaked all your tears within herself . If ever she stretches your ear, the next moment she will give a gentle kiss on your cheeks .

She is the one who captures your best pics and preserve them in her heart .She can love all your flaws and allows you to be yourself before her.

She is your mentor, teacher ,dress designer, make-up-artist , chef , just everything . Her approval is enough for you to move in that direction . She never hampers your privacy but definitely caution you when you are on the wrong path .

She’s the one whose lap is the most comfortable place to rest when you have high fever . Her best wishes are the driving force which you need before your seminar presentation , for difficult paper in the exam , your final match of the cricket tournament and before meeting with your life partner’s family .

She appreciates you from core of her heart on your achievements and never leaves you during the time of failure . She will make you aware of the roads , people , market price and how to deal with these . She is the one holding whose hands you feel secured and delighted .

She not only applies mascara to the eyes of her little sister , she also fills her eyes with hopes & ambitions . She helps her younger brother to wear a school tie & inculcate in him courage & confidence . She prays for you and worries for you but never let you know regarding it . Her rakhi around your wrist can bring a quality smile on your face .

She is someone you can always look up to . She is the one who has missed her favourite TV show in the childhood to help you in your project .

She is a person having real concern in this fraud world .

Treasure her forever & make her feel proud of yourself .

ଦୂର ଆକାଶ ର ବିହଙ୍ଗ ତୁମେ

ଖାଲି ଦେଖି ହୁଏ ଛୁଁଇ ହୁଏନା

ହୃଦୟ ତୁମକୁ ଡାକେ ଅହରହ

ଜନଗହଳି ରେ ହଜିଯାଏ ଶବ୍ଦ

ସୃଷ୍ଟି ପ୍ରଜ୍ଞା

Warmth

Warmth is not felt by seating near bonfire .

Warmth is not found in list of achievements .

Warmth is the feeling you get

inside your grandpa’s blanket

in your mom’s lap

with the forehead kiss of your elder sister

and in your partner’s arms .

Blessings of your teachers

Birthday wishes from your friends

that’s what can give you real warmth .

Warmth embraces you while viewing

good old photos & recollecting moments .

Warmth lies in the handwritten letters .

Warmth is rare ; not found everywhere .

An Adventure

1st friend : Hey ! I am going for a mountain trekking .

2nd friend : Ohh that’s great . You have always desired for that .

1st friend : Yaa but I don’t know whether I can complete it successfully or not !

2nd friend : You have the potential & definitely you will succeed .

1st friend : I hope so .

2nd friend : All the very best . By the way when are you leaving for it ?

1st friend : Next month , probably .

2nd friend : Okay , fine .

1st friend : I have chosen an adventurous path . I know it’s very hard but still I want to experience .

2nd friend : I agree dear that adventures are risky but it will freshen up your soul . And what do you think life is going to be adventurous for you only , not for me ?

1st friend : I didn’t get you . As far I know you never do adventurous things .

2nd friend : Yes I never do it by choice . But it happens to me .

1st friend : Tell me in detail .

2nd friend : You will not be here for some months now . Having my days without you , is not it adventurous for me ? Is not it difficult for me ?

1st friend : Why you love me so much ?

2nd friend : Coz you are lovable .

They hugged each other tightly .

An Adventure

1st friend : Hey ! I am going for a mountain trekking .

2nd friend : Ohh that’s great . You have always desired for that .

1st friend : Yaa but I don’t know whether I can complete it successfully or not !

2nd friend : You have the potential & definitely you will succeed .

1st friend : I hope so .

2nd friend : All the very best . By the way when are you leaving for it ?

1st friend : Next month , probably .

2nd friend : Okay , fine .

1st friend : I have chosen an adventurous path . I know it’s very hard but still I want to experience .

2nd friend : I agree dear that adventures are risky but it will freshen up your soul . And what do you think life is going to be adventurous for you only , not for me ?

1st friend : I didn’t get you . As far I know you never do adventurous things .

2nd friend : Yes I never do it by choice . But it happens to me .

1st friend : Tell me in detail .

2nd friend : You will not be here for some months now . Having my days without you , is not it adventurous for me ? Is not it difficult for me ?

1st friend : Why you love me so much ?

2nd friend : Coz you are lovable .

They hugged each other tightly .

मुझे भूलने की आदत नहीं

भूल सको तो भूल जाओ

मुझे भूलने की आदत नहीं

छोड़ सको तो छोड़ दो

मुझे छोड़ने की आदत नहीं

याद रखना अगर मेरी कमजोरी

मुझे ताकत की जरूरत नहीं

मेरे आज में बीते हुए कल की

जिक्र ना हो अहमियत ना हो

यह मेरी स्वभाव नहीं

मेरी अतीत मेरी पूंजी है

मैं उससे भिन्न नहीं

नए सवेरे का इंतजार है

पर यादों के बिना मेरी कहानी नहीं

भूल सको तो भूल जाओ

मुझे भूलने की आदत नहीं