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
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
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 to school.
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
Contributing Story Teller
Vijay Rao - I am a management professional with extensive
experience in marketing and sales management. Writing, reading and
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