[Wishing my friend
Mir – a humble soul - many, many, many more books…and films and musicals and
screenplays and theatre and…he never fails to surprise me. So let me play
safe…Here’s wishing you all the best for all your dreams Mir!]
Well, I was
invited to speak at this event and I willing accepted to share Mir’s joy. It
was fun. A wonderful evening spending time with some creative people…actors,
singer and designers among them. Feel blessed.
But, dear blog
friends, knowing myself well, before retiring for the night, I did ask my
trusted heart ‘how come I carried myself with such unadulterated élan?’
And lo! I woke up
to chew my nails.
I met this lovely
lady and instantly took a liking to her. With her cheerful disposition she
couldn’t be missed anyway. First I noticed her adjusting her stole as I hugged
myself. After a while she repeated her act and we smiled at each other. Because
I was now squeezing myself harder to keep my chilling bones warm. A merciless A/C
also helps break the ice! I learnt.
thereafter I learnt she was my co-speaker. With rapt attention I listened to
her. Her passionate call to embrace nature to create self-awareness was, I
thought, a unique thought. My restless mind, however, wandered to phrase her
thought thus – ‘Nature helps cover your nudity!’ [More on why I thought so later].
delivering our respective duties, we sat talking and sharing our interests. Some
mutual and some distant. We exchanged a few numbers and ids and more camaraderie
and bid goodbye with a promise of meeting up after a sumptuous spoon n fork-licking
This morning, my
lady friend was smiling at me from my Facebook page. Idiotic me, I first smiled
back. And then realized, how come she’s on my page. When did I add her on my
friends' list? I shook my sleepy brains awake and asked the query several times
over before my eyes did its job better. [Having four eyes do help. The first
time in a month I’m happy to have sported glasses].
What my eyes
discovered made me take my palms to lift my dropped jaw back in place. She’s
been communicating with me for a few months now. I’ve cherished some of her
comments on my blogposts, too.
I sent her a
sheepish message…and sat to write this to relieve myself of the shame!