Warning: This one is one long post!!
Part - 1 Then we met...
How every moment we live leads us to the other moment !
How a sad moment is connected to a lot many happy moments and how a very feeling-low day can be a start of those wonderful days... or years in some cases...!
At least it turned out for me!
Time of mid-February 2004, Nice weather not so cold and not so hot...just perfect !
For me, It is a same normal day full of routine stuff.... woke up late, running to college for a morning class which i am about to miss in my lazy-ness... (Ya but that's everyday !)
Yes but today was different in a few ways, my bike had to break down today only, college is just 15 minutes walk but ohh god am I having those many minutes??? No, me lazy ass.
Even no auto-rickshaws on its stand so I run and run, literary.... even raced with lecturer, slowly walking towards class, to enter the class room first ... but alaaas... that embarrassment, so much part of my everyday routine to eacape from it ...and so here was another morning with that stare conveying "you, late again!!” Grrrrrr
As day progressed, another day of realization how hungry one can feel when you have been all running in the morning, forgot to grab something to eat and obviously had nothing for break-fast... ohh I want break time...I want break time... ohh god when is this lecture going to end?
I want to go out...I want to eat... break...food...eat...break...food... samosa...no dabeli...no wada pau... pani puri?? , nah chat, no pav bhaji, no paneer tikka, nah chhole chat, or....... or........ or ........ Or.......
Tin tin tin.... Breaktime!!! Finally...
Who wants to go out and grab something to eat?
Ohh huhhh kkkkk, who has got Tiffin?
Seems like none of our generous localite friends, who feed us happily with home cooked food, were around, and whoever were around were trying to compete with us by not bringing any heavenly home-made food, fully convinced on their own that there cannot be anything better than living our life and eating everyday out !!!
We again call on my number and now it doesn't ring anymore!!
Ahh what a day, now I don't want to do anything...please leave me home.
I am home sitting thinking about how I had bought it from my savings from part-time job I did while preparing for entrance exams. How I have loved it. How I never left it alone. How nice it looked, how so many people complemented it. How it has a special place being first big thing I bought from my self-earned money !
Ohh... here I sit gloomy...
No, I don't want to watch movie.
I just want to sit, and feel the emptiness which it has brought.
I don't have a cell phone; I am cut off from the whole rest of the world.
I am left all alone.
No one will be able to contact me.
I will be just sitting like this alone, thinking about nice time with my cell and how it never let me feel alone, always keeping in touch with everyone!
What is this? I came to know you said you are not coming for a movie...
Yes, I don't want to...
Hey, come on... so what are you going to do then ? Sit here and cry over the lost phone??
Get ready, you are coming and I am not leaving you here alone to cry on your mobile!!
Aaah, how cruel friends can be at times!!! No one understands!!!
So I have to go to movie, to celebrate my loneliness which came with the lost of my cell, which appeared only mean of connection with the world at that time!!
We are late for the movie... a few guys are already waiting for us and so we run as movie is already started!!
Now let me be clear here, we are late not just because of me, ya my crying baby stance might contributed a bit but also because of my dearest friend who thought he needs to change and get fresh before we go, he won't come in same college dress, so we had to make a stop at his home ! Ahhh and they say girls are more look-conscious !!! Grrrrr...
When we reach we see some unfamiliar faces with us in a movie, apparently friends of some friend, and we just ignore until we get free popcorns and cola from those unknown faces!
Yeah but who cares, free popcorn n cola doesn't make anyone nice, right?
As movie is ending we again run, yes to the exit as we don't want to queue up as all start leaving....
And alaas we stand outside for other friends waiting for them to come out...
1 min, 2 min, 5 min... We don't see them
Apparently what we had assumed the end and had run out wasn't "the end".
And then I hear a "Bye"
I look up and turn to that direction and see one of that unknown faces leaving...talking with other unknown face that they will see each other next day, May be feeling too bored to stand with us, some random unknown faces, waiting for our friends, some more random unknown faces, who were not coming out !!
And then we hear one more generic "Bye" toward us while he turns his back to go. And that is when I notice that face ... big eyes, a smile i can say sweet, very polite voice and just and a glare which didn't rest on us for more than a fraction of second while turning his back and before i know it slow voice sleeps from my mouth "Bye" which apparently goes only to his back which was already stepping away from us, and I stare at his back while he goes walking to parking, never looking back for once.
And so that was my first conversation with him... BYE... never knowing that "BYE" can be not an end but the starting of a life-long bond!!
Yeah, you guessed it right... that is how I met Ashu!!
I never knew that time how this ordinary day was going to lead me towards most memorable days of my life!
And today we complete 6 years of that first "BYE".
Happy 6th Anniversary to us of being togethr :o)
P.S. Did i say that movie was "Lord of the Rings"!
P.S.S. Now this will explain atleast a first line over HERE i had written in my Birthday Message for him :o)
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