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Shooting Cheat

Reading this post of Amruth, I felt a sting in my head. A hard sting.

It was spring. The desert spring. Late one night, I was sipping my night dose of kaapi at ANC, and cribbing my heart out. Things weren't that smooth. Sam was at the other end of my ramble laced with profanities and sighs. And that urge to get away from the maddening crowd, from civilization, from hypocrisy, from pain, was building up. That instant, we decide to trek to Pahadi and sleep there. (Pahadi is just a small hill. Hill is an exaggeration, itself!)

An hour and a half later, we were on top, looking at the expanse in front of us, and of course, above us. The city lights blinked. The red dot on the towers stood tall. The stars shone in all their glory. And the moon floated in gay abandon.

The mattress was spread. And as we lay silently looking at the night sky, my thoughts wandered. Back to the time when I was 15 and I'd experienced the same joy on my Uncle's terrace. And then, as I stared blankly at the night sky, the space clustering into 3 dimensions, I saw it. A shooting star.

The child in me stood up. I closed my eyes. I made a silent wish. One wish that I so fervently hoped would come true. And I fell asleep with a small smile on my lips.

Two weeks ago. The wish went bust.
Tonight, I shall hunt for one more shooting star.
And cry, at it cheating me.
And laugh, at the child within me.
And smile, at life's nuances.


  1. Anonymous said...
    Abhilash,The last few lines !Man that was sexy!GOOD one da!That is all I can say!
    Btw city lights glowing?Is that the Pahadi U C in Pilani and is Pilani * that city*?
    Abhilash Ravishankar said...
    Yeah, the same Pahadi. And doesn't hurt to call Pilani a city, does it?
    Amruth said...
    you did not wish for something which was under your control... did you?

    don't tell me Ob...No. Its not so obvious in this world
    Abhilash Ravishankar said...
    Is anything in this world under my control?
    Not even my posting a comment on this blog. Blogger might crash!
    Unknown said...
    beautiful..I hv xperienced ths so many times...!!!
    b/w..gr8 blog
    Chinmay Kulkarni said...
    I'd agree about the other posts, but this one? Is it really meant for you as the primary audience?
    Abhilash Ravishankar said...
    Remember: The wish - I didn't tell you what it was. Esoteric!
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