Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gentle - Continued

Well, it's been quite a long time since my previous post. I must apologize to my fellow bloggers for not yet passing the "versatile blogger award" which i received. It is indeed coming soon.

Meanwhile i took some time off to continue or, as the thought creeps through my mind, to have a series of posts on the title "gentle" gestures. The first of these is here.

Day 3
It was a very long day. Took a day off from office, drove for nearly 500 kilometers in about 8 hours, with a very minimal rest & very delicious lunch at my sister's place. Evening was planned to attend a good friend's wedding reception. Anyone who knows how hectic it is to drive for long hours, can imagine my plight on this day.

I returned home at around 7:30 PM, took shower, dressed up in a flash & took off for the wedding venue, which was on the other part of the city (Bangalore). With all the possible cursing & swearing on the rash & negligent riders & drivers, i reached half way of my journey. I like the word journey so much that i use it so often. So you can imagine why the title of my blog also has this word in it.

i was waiting at a zebra crossing of busy junction which was manned by a policeman since it did not have the traffic signal. The junction had tall tower which had several huge lights at the top. It was well illuminated. Lot of people were crossing the road. As the pedestrians herd was over, i looked at the policeman who waved & signaled the traffic to pass on.

As i slowly started to move, a girl wearing a combination of green & red salwar came running to cross the road. Her silky hair neatly tied, her face glowing as bright as a star, her beautiful eager eyes wide open, her lips wore a matching red lipstick. She stood right in front me, but only to cross the road, since the car in which i was traveling was stopping her way.

As a humble human, i stopped the car & made a gesture towards her to cross, but unfortunately, the traffic at the other side had already started off at a high speed. Feeling sad for her, i shrugged my shoulders & gave her a sorry smile. she did acknowledge me with her flamboyant smile. Her moist red lips spread large over her cute face made her look so gorgeous. Rest of my day ended with a pleasant mood & a smile.

Smile is indeed a beautiful gesture. Have it ! Be gentle !