Friday, March 18, 2011

Jobless....

It was fascinating to watch her tear-filled eyes with the droplets beginning to roll down her cheeks. She appeared to be very sad yet surprisingly she also looked very beautiful and serene. I saw her sitting in the front seat of her car gazing out of the window while waiting at the signal this morning on my way to office. I was intrigued and my imagination took reins.
The calm handsome man driving the luxury car should be her husband. He was focused in his driving and was skilfully manoeuvring his vehicle unaware of his wife’s state. She looked simple and elegant in her sky blue cotton saree. I was observing them now for quite some time and was curious about what could have moved her to tears. It looked like she was more careful about her husband not noticing that she was crying, so much so that she did not mind strangers seeing her in tears. She tried to wipe her tears imperceptibly.
What could have been the preceding chain of events....Maybe the couple had a fight and the husband said something harsh to her. Or maybe she was regretting something she had said or did. Or were they listening to an old hindi song which made her wistful about the good old days? Was she thinking about how they had started their life filled with hope and enthusiasm and then forgot about living being caught in the web of their energy-sapping mundane activities?
Maybe today was a special day in their lives and her husband was oblivious to it making her sad. Or had she lost a loved one recently? Was she thinking of the lost opportunities in life and was consumed by regret and remorse? Did she long for her husband to comfort her while she rested her head on his shoulders? Probably she was wondering where she went wrong and lost the wonderful rapport she used to share with her husband. Familiarity surely has bred contempt in him, she must have thought. Though they were seated next to each other, they seemed to be far removed from each other.
I was tempted to smile at her and tell her, “Don’t worry; this too shall pass.” I also wanted to call her husband’s attention to his wife’s state of mind. Whatever was going on in the minds of these two individuals, I wanted to tell them , “Think of the bigger picture... Remember the shared joy and experiences of yore. Nothing is worth this sadness and don’t wait for the other person to make the first move. So bridge the gap and celebrate your life of togetherness...After all life is ephemeral and would slip away at the blink of an eye....”
The moral of the story is “Don’t think you should be idle while stuck at a traffic signal.... you can make a film, albeit in your mind, out of the hapless characters you see around you. Let your imagination run riot and give wings to your fantasy."

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice style. I would like to write that way.

Vijay said...

LOL! Good one!

Sachidanand Mohanty said...

Why is the title what it is?

Geetha said...

@ Anonymous and Vijay ...Thanks.

^ Sachi - that was just to pre-empt comments asking me if I was jobless to have made a mountain out of a molehill.... :)

ELANCHEZHIAN said...

Peeping Tom ?

Sachidanand Mohanty said...

Oh ok ... what to make of girls sitting in Merc back seats counting 500 rupee notes though ... sighhhhh.

Sachidanand Mohanty said...

Shashi Tharoor seems to enjoy reading your blog ...

Cheers!

Geetha said...

^ As for the girls in Mercedes why don't you write your own blogpost, if you are jobless...

Trivandrum = Shashi Tharoor?

Geetha said...

@ Chezhian...
It sure is fun to be a 'peeping tom' at times...

Anonymous said...

Nice style of writing....but a bad attitude of getting invloved and wasting time on other's business... No offences meant though..

Geetha said...

^ Thank you...

"Getting involved and wasting time?" How so...If you had read it till the end, you would have noticed that it occupied my time while stalled at the traffice.

"Bad attitude"...
"No offence meant?" You make me curious....

Anonymous said...

"How so...If you had read it till the end, you would have noticed that it occupied my time while stalled at the traffice. "

Coming back n writing a blog on it is what i reffered to as time waste ...

"Bad attitude"...
"No offence meant?" You make me curious....


Really ?? :) I reffered the peeping tom's attitude as a bad one..'No offence meant' becos i did not mean to corner or point u out....becos things like this happen with everybody else...with me too :)

prema -just sharing my thoughts said...

the way the mind of the pillion rider flies during peak hour traffic is amazing...the tears could have been for having scolded a school going small child... ? experiencing regret?? keep observing and turn out a lot of gems like this...