disclaimer--the thought behind this piece of fiction just refused to leave my mind until i shaped it into words...no particular reason why..atleast not one i am aware of :)
you ask me if you can join me for a walk by the sea side and i politely decline the offer..its a bit too late!
As i walk alone watching the waves lashing against the rocks, the foot prints my feet make on the moist sand transport me back in time when a walk was all that was needed to make life simpler.....
one walk hand in hand and a lot of problems would have been sorted out if not solved...so many misunderstandings could have been cleared if not avoided...but you never had the time!
somewhere amidst the humdrum of your busy life, 'we' missed out on that simple 'walk' of life.
there were other things which had higher priority.
social gatherings...worldly matters...impressions to make and maintain...career issues..reputations to earn...the clinking of champagne glasses....hurried candle light dinners interrupted by important business calls...grand lunches to celebrate successful business ventures....
but what was missing was that walk on the beach..the couple of comfortable minutes of casual banter which could amount to a lot more than a lifetime of grand lunches, expensive gifts and celebrations.
you needn't have said anything..we could have let the breeze do the talking.
but what you failed to understand was how the sound of the waves could mean magic to me..how it could be so much sweeter than the bow-tied man you asked to play the violin, while you were busy attending a business call.
you failed to understand how building castles in the sand could make me much happier than seeing you try so hard to build us our real own castle instead.
you failed to understand how much i missed comparing your footprints with mine on the moist sand and how much i wished you would be missing it too.
you did not realise how simply sharing a simple icecream on the roadside would mean a lot more than the candle light dinner in a plush restaurant with your phone buzzing all the time.
too many problems which never got solved..
too many misunderstandings which never got cleared..
today, you have the time..but i have walked a bit too far.
today, you ask me what it was that was missing between us...
and all i have to say is that one walk by the sea side had all the answers!!