Saturday, 23 October 2010

a salty but sweet love story.....

..He met her on a marriage function. She was so outstanding that he was very normal in front of her. After so much of hesitation, he said Hi to her and she too replied. Next day he came to know that she is cousin of his one odd relative. He somehow managed her landline number and then finally called her. He tried making her recall about the marriage meeting but she din't. It took a lot of effort from his side to ask her out for a coffee. But to his surprise she said Yes in one go.

It was almost an hour and he was waiting for her. He was getting impatient and then he saw her coming...she was as beautiful as a picture. He became so much conscious that for the few moments he dint say anything to her and then randomly some shit. The girl became slightly uncomfortable. He was not able to manage the situation as he was a very shy kind of person and never faced such a situation before. Noticing her discomfort, he ordered for salt and then he put two teaspoon of salt into his coffee. She was shocked. Salt n Coffee..what a combination? Do u like this?

Yeah...!!! and there's a reason behind this. I used to live near a sea shore when I was a kid, I used to play with my friends on the shore, could feel the music of the waves, taste of sea water just like this salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee,I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my parents who are still living there".

While saying that tears rolled down his cheeks. She was deeply touched as she was in front of someone who really cared about his family, loves home. This was an ice-breaker. She was no more in discomfort and she also narrated about her past, her town, her parents, her friends. The first meeting was a nice one. They continued dating.The girl slowly started liking him as he was a kind hearted, careful n jovial person. Every time they meet, he used to have the coffee and then 2 spoons of salt in it.

One final day they got married. Then the story was just like every beautiful love story,the princess married to the prince, then they were living the happy life...And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in the coffee, as she knew that's the way he liked it.

After 40 years, he passed away, left her a letter which said:

"My dearest, please forgive me for the only lie I told you for the whole life. Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time that I ordered for salt instead of sugar and found very hard to change it. I never thought that could be the start of our communication. I tried telling you truth but every time dint muster the courage. But now I'm dying, I am afraid of nothing. I will tell you the truth:I don't like the salty coffee, what a strange bad taste.. But I have had the salty coffee for my whole life, since I knew you, I never feel sorry for anything I do for you. Having you with me is my biggest happiness for my whole life.If I can live for the second time, still want to know you and have you for my whole life, even though I have to drink the salty coffee again".

Her tears made the letter totally wet. Someday, someone asked her:what's the taste of salty coffee?

It's sweet. She replied.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Murphy and the diamond...

I knw writing is not my cup of tea but still time and again I start writing sm or the other thing…may b junk or absurd…but kabhi kabhi likhan da keeda kaat jaata hai…and then things just fall here n there.

Well today..I m gonna write about a boy who lived in one of the less known village, Renaki….His name was Murphy. Murphy was 15yrs. old and studied in a school, about 15 kms from his home. In the course of his journey to school, there happened to be a small lake with a small patch of land right in the middle of it. Every day while returning, he used to sit near the banks and watch across the lake on to the island. There was something peculiar about that. It had a shining piece of a diamond to which he always aspired. But he never mustered the courage to cross the stream. His friends used to mock him about the desire of owning such a precious thing citing that many of the people have tried it and no one succeeded. But he was adamant that one day he would definitely reach the island and would hold the diamond. Though he could have used the boat to reach the land instead he wanted to swim across the stream on his own.

One fine day, he decided to swim across and see the diamond in close proximity. And then there he was ...astonishingly watching the sparkling stone on the top of a hill. He tried climbing up the hill but he was exhausted due to swimming. He made a firm resolution that he would definitely climb the hill someday. For this he daily used to swim across and gazed at the diamond endlessly from the distance. In a matter of couple of months, he had the stamina and now after crossing the stream, he was full with energy and enthusiasm. He then climbed atop the hill but what seemed to be just a hill turned into another strenuous way to reach his most desired thing. For the first time, he was feeling low in confidence. Then suddenly a strong wind blew the diamond and it just lied in a matter of couple of jumps. Murphy was shocked coz he never anticipated this in his wildest dreams. Was it something real?? As it was getting late, he returned home with a promise that next day he would be holding the world’s most beautiful thing..!!
Next day he returned but to his surprise, nothing was there. He ran helter-skelter but no clue. He returned back. Every day he used to look for it but all his efforts were in vain. It continued for many days and gradually he forgot about it but suddenly one day while going to school, he saw something shining at a distance. No, it can’t be. The diamond was back this time with more shine.. more elegance. He ran, swam, jumped and finally reached the place. But again a gush of wind took away the diamond from him. He again moved in its direction and again wind blew it away from him. It was as if the diamond or the wind wants to play with him. He was also enjoying but soon it became irritating and painful to him. He could no longer sustain the pain and one final day gave up. Slowly with time, the diamond lost its importance to him.

Murphy is a grown up adult now and is moving out of village. But he could never forget his triumph for diamond as for the first time in his life he had given a full hearted attempt to get something. He could have done a lot many things had he not attempted to get it. But still he has some feeling of achievement may be in terms of crossing the stream, climbing up the hill...!!!

“Hey Murphy, how is this diamond studded ring in my finger, isn’t it beautiful? Asked Jon, his new room mate.
“Ohh!! How can I judge, I never owned something of this type.” replied Murphy