Sunday, January 17, 2016

love at first sight

this "being" took my heart away.
i would like to call it "Jasmine"

On a busy road Jasmine found me. The question still goes in my mind - Why me?
In a place like Delhi, people(strangers) don't usually communicate, they don't have time for strangers which is in itself justifiable but still....
Out in the hassles of this city Jasmine found me. She just started following me, I took it casually as anyone would do the same. I stopped at a stall, asked for a juice for myself, Jasmine was staring at me persistently, then I figured out that she must be starving and expecting someone to feed her. The store keeper fed her biscuits. She reacted as if she didn't like the biscuits. I thought "ok, may be you are not hungry. "
I had to go to the other side of the road, so i started crossing the road which was in itself a big task, i realized halfway, Jasmine was following me! Startled I was! As crossing the road was not an easy task even for a human let alone Jasmine. A car driver was kind enough to slow down for Jasmine to pass, then I helped her to cross the other half.
I was walking down the road looking for an auto Rickshaw or a bus towards my destination. Jasmine was following me like a child follows her mother. I wondered what if Jasmine was starving but she didn't like the biscuits. So I looked for a stall again and fortunate I was to find one! I asked the owner of the stall- what would she eat? He responded as if i was not serious as anyone would be suspicious about what i just asked, no one cares what a stray dog would like to eat. He said biscuits, i said no!
He suggested may be omelette, I said "ok" , there was no harm in trying that.
To my surprise, she started eating that, then I figured out that -Yes! she was starving.
Just as she started eating. I saw that the bus i was supposed to board was rushing towards the bus stop which was 10-15 steps away. I thought now that she found something to eat, she wouldn't follow me and even i wouldn't have that bad feeling of leaving her hungry so I ran for the bus.
I boarded the bus and took the seat. This is the point where I got my goosebumps and a very strange feeling which I had never had for a being other than human. Jasmine was at the bus stop, she followed me, I didn't realize, she left the omelette  incomplete. The bus had already started. I just felt something very different(indeed with a guilt feeling). Jasmine wasn't starving, Jasmine was looking for a company in this busy city, where no one has the time. I feel bad as Jasmine again proved that money can't buy happiness. You need to spend time with your loved ones, you need to find time for those who care about you. You don't need money to be happy! Happiness is being together!
I feel bad for I couldn't give much to her but hope keeps us alive, where, to meet and part is a way of life and to part and meet is the hope of life!