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Friday, 14 December 2012

Confessions of the Shy Soul #1- The Proposal

Most people come to me with issues, but there are also a few who are really happy and share their feelings with me. Here is a story of a stranger (in his own words...)

It was a bad idea- my mind kept telling me the moment it started ringing. I thought I should hang up, but then, it would come up as a missed call and she would eventually inquire about the reason of my call. What made matters worse was that I had also sent a text shortly before calling saying I would call. That wait seemed like eternity, but in a few hours time, I was about to truly understand what the last phrase actually means.

I had got up on the day to two messages which defined my day, and perhaps my life as I knew it. That was the moment I decided something had to be done that day itself. Yes, that was the day to be.

Before calling, I had picked a place where I spent a lot of my time. However, that didn't help much. The call was answered and I blacked out. The darkness that surrounded me was possibly worse that emptiness itself.

I did realise that moment that saying something that apparently sounds very easy requires guts, that too considerable amount of it. I eventually hung up saying I would call soon, but my mind was in a turmoil.

I looked at my watch. 5 pm. I still had a good one hour time before I was about to meet another friend. I decided to take a walk. Just like the good ol' days. I switched on my iPod and started the song 'Free Me', keeping it on the shuffle mode. After that, the songs 'Gone in the Morning' and 'Strip Me' played. And that is when I got the sign. These are part of the soundtrack of the movie 'Morning Glory' and on shuffle, with over 200 songs on my playlist, the probability of these playing themselves would be

2.51256281 × 10-5

That would also be the probability of any other group of three songs. But, this was significant because I had just recommended these songs to her about a week back. This was in no way a coincidence. I knew I had to do it that day, or else I would never have to guts to do it again(that's analogous to the difficult levels in the games I play).

A few hours later, after I had made sure she didn't act weird after my freakishly weird call, I decided to do it the best way I could: Short Messaging Service, in short sms! Just as I was about to press 'Send', I was called for dinner. When I was about to have the first bite, my cell beeped and I knew I had a reply. My heart stopped, but little did I know that I was about to lose it to someone pretty soon. Believe me, that was the longest meal of my life, and that was when I understood what eternity means. And then, you know what happened.

I hate the network operators as the next day was Dusshera and we were charged a lot for short texts, but never mind. I am just happy I could perform that Herculean task on the day I thought I would.

The next part can be found here.
5 The Amateur Counsellor: Confessions of the Shy Soul #1- The Proposal Most people come to me with issues, but there are also a few who are really happy and share their feelings with me. Here is a story of a str...
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