10 days to go!

“Well, I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies” says the Little Prince

and how true this is for everyone of us. well, m not continuing from the last post, cos i’ve forgotten what i wanted to say. its just that feeling that i’ll be meeting her tomorrow again and nothing else matters now.

and tomorrow is very special. exactly a year ago, my hagrid – aparna, called me at office, general talk, that she was sitting with two of her friends, who by chance happened to be aquarians. and i, the normally curious aquarian, wished to had a chat with them. one of the two girls talked to me, we had a normal chit chat, wherein i enquired about her birthday and she wished me a belated birthday also.

around eight days later, i messaged that aquarian friend of aparna a ‘morning birthday wish from a stranger’. and have never felt more thankful for this habit to remember birthdays more, than now. from that simple birthdyay wish, flowed a friendship, that in the course of months evolved into something more than a simple friendship.

tomorrow, as i’ll meet that aquarian friend once again, i’ll ask her this simple question, if we hadn’t met like we did dee, would we have fallen in love like this?

agar tum aur main ajnabi hote
aur takrate kisi din raaste mein ek doosre se
kisi maal mein, restaurant mein
ya metro ki bheed mein

agar kisi din intezaar karte milte
kisi movie ticket ki lambi line mein
kya hum dekhte ek doosre ko
mud ke ek baar dobara

agar takrati hamari ankhen bheed ke paar
to muskurate kya hum ek doosre par?
ya pher lete ankhen jaldi se
apne ajnabi hone ka ehsaas liye?

ho sakta hai hum
pehle bhi mile ho kahin
pehle bhi paar ki ho humne koi raah
bheed mein dekha ho doosre ko pehle kabhi?

tumhi batao pyaar
agar hum vaise na mile hote
jaise ab mile
tab bhi kya karte
hum ek doosre ko
itna hi pyaar?

if you and me were strangers
and bumped into each other
in a mall, or in a restaurant
or in the crowd at metro

if we found ourselves waiting
in a long line for some movie ticket
would we have turned
to see each other once again?

if our eyes met across the crowd
would we’ve smiled at each other?
or would have turned them away
feeling the way strangers do?

it might be possible
that we met somewhere before
might have crossed some way before
might have looked at the other in some crowd?

you tell me love
if we hadn’t met
like we did now
would we’ve loved
each other
this much


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