It never fails to moisten my eyes, never.
This particular couplet speaks of love that outlasts life itself, maybe too idealistic but nevertheless something which anybody would want to possess…
Jab hum naa honge, jab humaaree khaak pe tum rukoge chalate chalate
Ashkon se bheegee chaandanee mein ek sadaa see sunoge chalate chalate
Wahi pe kahi hum tum se milenge, ban ke kali,ban ke sabaa, baag-e-wafaa mein
Welcome to the grey side, Uncle Sam!!!
P.S: The next round of character sketches is due anytime soon. Keep watching this space…
Here they come… as promised earlier!!!
We first met in the summer of ’99 when I had accompanied RJD to the British Library. We happened to meet again that year when I used to accompany RJD to Xavier’s for his T.Y.B.Sc. admissions. At first glance, I knew that this one was different from the pack. Usually, I am not a very good judge of people but in this case, I have been proved to be spot on. What sets her apart from the rest is perhaps a solid sensibility and the ability to make use of the stuff between the ears. Her maturity would suggest an age far more than her actual one.I had read somewhere that a Taurean female is the ‘salt of the earth’ – a collection of qualities a man looks for in a woman but never seems to find. Well, I couldn’t have got better proof of the statement. The letters she used to write to me stand testimony to that. Of late, there is almost no snail-mail communication between us but nevertheless, I will always treasure them. Nowadays, she is enjoying her first job, having completed her Psycho post-grad.
Over the years, the tuning between us has got better and better. There are very few things about each other that we don’t know. Also, the fact that you can always depend on him to lend a helpful ear, if not some sensible advice makes our companionship even more special.
This guy got married in May 2K3 and is expecting an addition to the family, come September 2K5. He has the honour(?) of being the first of the pack to put an end to his singleton status, even before any of the girls could do so. All The Best, Buddy!!!
But that’s not the only reason why she finds a mention here. This might sound like a fond reminiscence but I have to say I have learnt a lot from her. A good human being, always helpful, never afraid to take on somebody for a just cause – these are just a few of her qualities. Add to that intelligence, determination and perhaps the most beautiful pair of eyes I have ever seen and you will understand what makes her so irresistible. What can I say except that a corner of my heart will always be reserved for her!!