At First Sight
god it's Saturday! I thought as I got out of bed. It had indeed
been a very hectic week at work and I was looking forward to the
weekend. I had just finished my breakfast and was poring over the
Sunday Times, sipping a cup of my favourite blend of coffee when
my cell phone started dancing and singing on the dining table where
it lay, needless to say it was on vibrator mode and I was getting
a call. It was my colleague and best friend rolled into one who
was calling to confirm our rendezvous for the evening. I reluctantly
agreed to meet him at 6.00 p.m.
It was 6.00
and I got out of my car and took in large gulps of the fresh
evening breeze as I walked towards my friend who was already
waiting for me, and together we entered the small non-decrepit
building. As I followed my friend I was feeling very uncomfortable
and was wondering what I was doing there in the first place,
but there was no backing out now. So with a deep breath, I
followed him curiously and sheepishly taking in the sights.
I was introduced to a middle-aged lady who was in-charge of
the 'house', and she took upon herself the task of showing
us through the 'house'. I followed the duo, my friend and
our hostess, like an unwilling schoolboy trudging his way
It was then that I saw her! And she simply took my breath
away. And I fell madly in love at first sight!
She was beautiful
with large, blue eyes, soft velvet tresses and a smile that smote
my heart. I simply couldn't take my eyes off her. The chemistry
must have been mutual as she followed me with her large, blue eyes.
My hostess for the day was explaining something and I nodded without
understanding, my heart, no longer mine, but stolen by that nymph
with blue eyes. She had mesmerized me and I walked like a zombie
and was in front of her in a flash. I swept her off her feet and
had her in my arms, cradling her soft velvety head, stroking her
silken hair. Tears flowed down my eyes as I kissed her and hugged
her. I wanted never to part with her.
It was raining lightly and I pulled my coat tightly to protect me
from the chilly wind that was blowing as we made our way outside
the non-decrepit building that we had entered about three hours
ago. I bade my friend adieu and walked towards my car, all along
thinking of her who had changed the colour of my life at first sight
and at that moment took a decision that I would come back. With
that decision made I felt my spirits soar. I walked briskly to the
car which shimmered in the dark because of the sheen of rain drops.
Before I got into the car, I turned round once again to have a look
at the non-decrepit building where I had spent the last couple of
hours which were the happiest of my life. In the dim glow of a naked
bulb I could barely make out the words on the weather-beaten board
which said 'Beacon-Home for the Spastics'. I revved up the engine
and drove away into the night, having found my purpose in life.
Contributing Story Teller
Vijay Rao - I am a management professional with extensive
experience in marketing and sales management. Writing, reading and
community service are my passions.