August 04, 2008

Long time now

It was 4 in the morning. He was sitting at the terrace of his house. The morning cold was piercing through his skin. He sat with his hands wrapped around his knees. Like a little boy he was staring at the sky. He had been doing that for a long time now.


He recollected the people he had met a few days ago. The smiling faces, the many stories, the beautiful landscape that he had seen. He smelt the air- it smelt of love & hospitality. He had always been a people's person. He loved meeting new people in life. He had been doing that for a long time now.


He thought about his first crush. The way he used to walk his dog outside her house to get a glimpse of her when she came home from school. With her hair tied in a pony. Her crisp blue skirt swaying in the wind. She would turn around and look at him before she entered her house. He turned away when she did that. He had been doing that for a long time now.


He remembered the day when he smoked his first cigarette. It was on his friend's birthday. There were a bunch of kids from school wanting to experiment. He wanted to blow smoke rings. He wanted to hold the ciggie between his fingers. He had been doing that for a long time now.


He took the tissue paper and started writing. He let his thoughts wander. He let his guards down. He felt comfortable doing this. Sitting by himself, immersed in his words, he could explore the magical world of words. He had been doing that for a long time now.


Getting close to people. That was his speciality. He had nothing to hide, he had everything to share. He walked around with his emotions on his sleeve. And he always had the time for others. He had been misunderstood. He had been blamed. He had been hurt. But he continued. He had been doing that for a long time now.


The hot coffee that he was sipping on was getting cold. The water in the glass was cold. He liked it that way. He went through the text messages on his phone. He smiled, he shrugged, he shook his head. The old lady walked past him. He smiled. He had been doing that for a long time now.


He checked his watch. He observed the chaos on the road. He saw the dog chasing a motorist. He saw the watchman lighting a smoke. He saw the waiter clearing a table. He saw a bunch of adolescent kids discussing about the girl in the next table. He waited for her...

11 comments:

Rajeshwari Ganesan Iyer said...

Very pristine... I love it!!

Meena Venkataraman said...

ah..very pretty!

Meena Venkataraman said...

whos she?.. :)

arvindiyer said...

TO Rajeshwari..
:)

To Meena...
She is my muse. She is pretty too:)

Meena Venkataraman said...

oh comeon.. spoilsport!!

arvindiyer said...

TO Meena..
Spoilsport? Me? Oh come on:)

Animated Junk said...

His writing casts a spell on the reader...been doing that for a long time now?

arvindiyer said...

To Animated Junk...
Ah. What do you think? Thanks:)

Animated Junk said...

thats wat i think...it shud hav been a "!!" not a "?""

A Peripatetic Mind said...

You have been doing that for a long time now...making me come back for more of these!
Love the flow and simplicity.

arvindiyer said...

To Aswana...
Keep coming back:) Thanks so much.