Wednesday Wanderings 47: Forever

Walking off the Heathrow Express and going towards the train at Paddington Station that’ll take me onward, occupied with the multiple hassle of looking for the right platform, grabbing my ticket and passport and managing my knapsack and suitcase, the first indication I had of something happening was the muffled oomph somewhere above me. The fluttering pieces of paper were a dead give away too as my suitcase lay on its side and my knapsack proceeded to pull me down left-ways too. Except that gravity was defied?

I’m suddenly upright and looking into a very nice grey shirt, framed by the lapels of a dark jacket further framed by large raincoat which lead me to conclude brilliantly that I have managed to walk into somebody, thankfully not knocking them over. Looking back and a long way up though, it would have been rather hard to move him anyhow. So, what happens? An excuse me, a slight brushing of hands as he hands me my documents and walks past, as I reach down to grab my luggage.

And yet as I walk away, all the years spent reading romance novels and mooning over the clichéd moments that ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge’ so thrived on, had me for just a moment, turning back to look at him and surprising him doing the same. Tall, dark hair and a nice enough face I suppose, that imprinted itself on my brain with a surprised expression softening with a small smile even as he turned away.

There was no way to stop the mile wide smile that spread across my face as I walked to the train that would be my abode for nearly 7 hours to Edinburgh. And now as I sit here watching lush greens blend in with charcoal grays, I think back to the start of my new journey. Moments… Life is full of them according to any book I’ve read. Moments that can be all you need them to be because for an instant they’ll show you ALL the possibilities that lie therein…

I think I just had one of those moments. A perfect start to a new journey! Auspicious beginnings… A moment to stand out, bright and beautiful forever in the tale that will be…


14 Responses to “Wednesday Wanderings 47: Forever”

  1. Monday, June 25, 2007 at 8:57

    may you have more interesting situations….along with the beauty that lies within them, forever 🙂

  2. 2 PsycheD
    Monday, June 25, 2007 at 11:42

    arreyy!! u out of the country kya??? (im out of my senses aaj kal…but this is what i understoon from the post) – so how’r thngs otherwise???

    ddlj….sighhhhhhhh……simran’s life and her dad is somewhat a reflection of mine, my helplessness, his strictness…(except that im not bethroted since bachpan)..the scene when she asks him to grant him a few days of her ‘life’ – the time she goes off on her own – and a hwole new world opens up to her…..sighhh….no matter how much ive planned to do ask for the same from dad….i doubt he’d fall for that.

  3. Monday, June 25, 2007 at 17:07

    Flawless post! Enjoyed it immensely! So, ‘Hou’s it gaun?’ I’m sure you’ll enjoy yourself – Edinburgh is beautiful.

    Geeze a wee post (from time to time) on your adventures there.

    Guid cheerio the nou!

  4. 4 suganspice
    Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 3:29

    ur HERE???

  5. Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 6:48

    ah, I thought you got married and were on a honeymoon trip:-) the words were so perfectly delivered as always,

  6. 6 PsycheD
    Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 16:59

    sighhh…unaiza thot u were off on a honeymoon…sighhhh…..endinburgh is a beautiful place…the whole scottish countryside is heaven – or so i heared and seen. inshah-Allah, i shall go hunting for a glimpse of the lochness monster! 🙂

  7. 7 knightess
    Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 12:10

    well as they say perfect start smoothers the journey … so in case you find someone for urself … and then you find some other soul as well … then dont you dare forget me :@

    Bon Voyage !!

  8. 8 knightess
    Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 12:13

    argh !

    soul with a body much appreciated :*)

  9. Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 13:40

    I’ve bumped into my share of people at the airport, unfortunately its always been in karachi or lahore or islamabad.

    But unlike you we managed to strike a small conversation…usually along the lines of:

    “Dekh ke chal *@#!&@#!@#”
    “oye $@#$@#*$@*$ kissa kaha”
    “@#$*@#*$@ jahil”

    btw your story does sound like the start of a cheesy indian movie.

  10. 11 PsycheD
    Monday, July 2, 2007 at 13:53

    oyee laydeeee! did u hook up or what? update! update!!! uve kept us in grave suspense u know – waiting with bated breath – my futile attempt at drama 😛

  11. Friday, July 6, 2007 at 23:08

    I’ve been waiting for a feel good post for so long!

    I don’t think I’ve ever told you, but you’re an amazing writer. I can visualize everything you write perfectly. You lady know how to weave magic with words 🙂

  12. Friday, August 3, 2007 at 20:50

    that was a great post. your a great writter.

  13. Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 18:16

    cool 1…!!
    well as they say perfect start smoothers the journey … so in case you find someone for urself … and then you find some other soul as well … then dont you dare forget me :@

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