Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Well, Thanks a lot for for all my readers for the overwhelming response & appreciation of my previous post ‘A never ending story’. Probably this one is similar to that.
I ran across this beautiful* girl in park & this is our story. How often do you meet a stranger with whom you really connect on an intellectual & emotional level?

*beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder! 
*she must be beautiful of course ! 

            I am hum, She is tum, just simply for no apparent reason at all!
On weekends I usually take a walk or jog, that's the most I can do my my health's sake. So, as I was walking in the park, there was this girl who got scared by dog barking outside the park, as she held my hand suddenly.

hum : hey relax it’s outside the park fence
tum : ya I know, but that scared the hell out of me.
Hum: too afraid of dogs haan ?
Tum: ya, sorry …(probably she meant sorry for holding my hands)
Hum: if it makes you feel any better, I have a friend of mine, colleague, she is scared of anything & everything. whatever phobias they have named, I seriously think she has almost all of them. LOL !
Tum: Really ? Well I consider myself lucky in that case then, I am afraid of dogs & heights & wait cockroaches.
Hum: hann me too, I am afraid of cockroaches too & still call mom when I see one!
Tum : come on, still ?

Why don’t we take a walk while we talk?
Tum: Sure, its good day isn’t it? Not very hot not very cold.
Hum: ya absolutely, you don’t have to worry about dressing put on your raincoats or sweater etc.
Tum: you lecturer by any chance ?
Hum: No, I am a software engineer by destiny & amateur astronomer by choice. By why did you feel that I am lecturer.
Tum: Well you had that professor type ka look you know.
Hum: Oh really, I have been told this a couple of times by friends & don’t like it much as I appear a bit older than I am actually.
Tum: no you don’t, you look like 26 or something.
Hum: ya see I am 25 & you said 26.
Tum: come on, one year older, I am not you psychic to guess your age correctly.
Hum: anyway, What to you do for living ?
Tum: Strange question isn’t it ? What you do for living. Living happily requires nothing actually it’s the society which has created a financial stuff & all where you need to do some work to earn to feed your stomach etc etc
Hum: hmmm Ya correct. Most of the things which give real pleasure should be for free. It’s our right after being born here.
Tum: well, I am studying apparel designing, intend to take up the same as profession.
Hum: apparel ?
Tum: oh sorry, I should explain, fashion designing u know.
Hum: oh right ! Great you are doing something which you really love. Most of the people land up in wrong professions & end up cribbing that why didn’t they dare one time when they had a chance. they were like at point where crossroads meet & they has to choose a path they walk on one of the roads life’s obligations you know, & have a plan that they can return after a while & when they are bit further they think let me walk a little more & then I can return & they keep walking & they come to a point where they cannot afford to return anyway. & just have to keep walking the path. Sorry I tend to go philosophical sometimes. 
Tum: Hmm, I like philosophy, 
Hum:great, So you like me :-)
Tum: What  ? what did you just say ? 
Hum: nothing, you were telling something ? 
Tum: i heard that , tell me..
Hum: there was this joke i used to make when we learnt associative law in high school if A equals B & B equals C, then A equals C. As u like philosophy , So you like me ! sorry bad joke ! 
Tum: Good that you admitted. you seem like Chandler type. Ya really bad joke ,Anyway well did you intend to be software engineer ?
Hum: Honestly I didn’t knew what software engineering was all about, until I actually was working in it. I am interested in astronomy & wanted to take that up, but finances, financial obligations at home, foreign education too many aspects to consider about & landed up here. leave it its long story anyway.
Tum: see my guess was right? Professor type ka ? Astronomy is tough subject stars galaxies evolution of universe ! 
Hum: thanks God, i was just fearing that i need to correct, as most of the people assume astronomy is astrology & ask to read their palms or tell their future. Not really, although true to some extent, we run a club called BAS- Bangalore Astronomical Society. Hey you know what, i was told i am not supposed to brag about astronomy stuff in front of pretty girl. & I really don't like to blah blah about myself, why don't we talk something interesting.
Tum: hey are you trying to flirt with me, pretty & all ? 
Hum: Ya flirting, but i just said what my heart told me :-) alright if you don't wanna be called beautiful :-) jus kidding 
Tum: enough of this senti filmy drama, i am my mom-dad-certified beautiful girl. Hmm, Something which lies in intersection of both interests? well, i can guess you give a damn about clothing etc. fashion stuff etc etc. So lets see i like to read books & blog.
Hum: how the hell you guess that just from my looks, this is the best jogging dress i have. infact the only one i have.
Tum: that's why i guess !
Hum: oh, come on it is good, bachelors really don't care about such things. But have seen the movie The devil wears prada. I loved the movie.
Tum: you must have fallen for Anna the actress in the movie.
Hum: how the hell, u can read my mind. ya she is sexy, but the movie as such is good, its something similar to you, Anna finally goes into profession she loves. So i guess your work is backstage, all the hard work that goes when we enjoy the models on screes on FTV or something.
Tum: ya somewhat, still i am studying, so need to explore the various aspects in this field. I really feel weird about having heavy stuff as astronomy as hobby.   
Hum: Why not, serious science can also be fun, & it depends on individual what he/she enjoys doing in spare time. What are you hobbies? 
Tum : Hmm lets seem, hey i know it may sound silly, i really like to watch tv, everybody says that's hobby, but on the funnier side i really get lost doing that....just lazily watch tv whole day long. I read good books & blah blah about daily life & moments which really feel good instead of keeping  a private journal, i blog.
Hum: thats nice, i also belong to blogosphere. You may not realize the importance of creative hobby if you have something creative to do in your profession, that way you can never get bored as you have always something to invent newly, if if you get good appreciations. 
Tum: Hmmm yaa, never thought about it so seriously ...feels good, thanks for the insight. creativity just relaxes the mind. 
Hum: you must be good at drawing, imagining something & just putting it exactly on paper. i am bad at drawing, Once i drew a girl with short skirts in drawing exam, but she was a kind of sexy :-) 
Tum: really ? i know what you boys think all the time, whatever you think most will come in your actions. i dont blame you for that. 
Hum: hey come on, Don't generalize all boys are not typical. 
Tum: hey it was nice chatting with you, i am supposed to have breakfast with my roomate now i need to go ? 
Hum: Hey , sorry but can we have breakfast , of you can tell something to your roomate. 
Tum : Ahh you are already asking me out ? 
Hum : well, we are technically out, So not asking you out but just asking your permission to roam around with you outside :-) 
Tum: But what to tell, she just identifies that i am lying
Hum :why Lie, tel you met a handsome boy & hanging out with him,
Tum : Oho So you wanna hear your appreciation from me haan ? 
Hum : jus kidding, tell her that you would hang out today entrire day with a wonderful stranger you met at park. 
Tum: No No, not entire day, just breakfast. 
Hum :ok Fine

So Hum Tum meet the next day. both had nice time talking  were sort of desperate to meet each other. 

Tum : hey different jogging dress ? you lied that you had only one. 
Hum : come on i dont care about such things, if i had worn same, you would have asked same, would be critisized in both ways !  

Hum : you look good, fits correctly. 
Tum: Seriously stop flirting 
Hum :relax, i was just , hey by the way, Did you read Chetan bhagat's new book 2 states which has come out 
Tum : no i heard that its not that good, Five point someone was good. 
 Hum: i never read that also, but i am sure now you wanna tell the stoy to me now. 
Tum :  i like story telling, mom & dad used to tell me lots of them to make me go to sleep.   
 Hum: my mom used to tell many many times story of ant which met my dad when my dad was on his way back from work. its so long since i remembered this stuff.
Tum : well, ya somethings are deep inside our mind, we never recollect even thought they are just always there , thoughts & feelings may be childhood schooldays etc.  well, 5 point someone is a story about 3 IITian friends who find pleasure n all the wrong things, they get low percentage, but enjoy their life. 
Hum: nice one, no need to read it now, thanks for saving my time.
Tum :Dude you must take time to do things which are not heavy on your mind, not your astronomy stuff. but i wanna hear more. 
Hum :   

to be continued.....


Vikram Pyati said...

"Tum" seems to be a sweet girl. Looking forward to the next post.

Arzu said...

WHich is the continuing post.Its reallt sweet:)


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