I was li’l embarrassed being the last one to step into the car but tried to cover it up with a smile.My people–Kiran and Meera(Kii&Mee)People I want to watch sunrises and sunsets with,dance by fire with,soak in tears with,drench in rain with and hug with might.My kind of people⚡We were travelling with Kii’s Pappa and brother.Mee,who usually talks in a low voice(she sounds adorable anyway)and myself(I kind of sound deep😂)chose to talk in a low voice,a way of being polite when elders are around.Kiran anyway has a sweet low voice and was playing with her new phone and ended up dialling her brother,who was with us,driving😁He rolled his eyes at her,”Now what?”.As a matter of fact,we girls were going to attend a PG entrance test at Ernakulam and none of us opened a book.We shared concerns regarding different entrance exams,semester results,future,how to survive the holidays,how to be miserable,how to avoid some boring family events and so on.We three were laughing at every breaks;that’s why were the best together.And,we did save some topics from discussion since they were around😉
In between, slipping to moments of silence,I was watching the road,vehicles,people.Nothing is constant.Everything needs to flow;that’s where life lies.I looked at the sky.Tempting as always.How it shimmers in the sunlight.And the Gulmohar trees on the roadside,spreading their blossoms in air.Suddenly I noticed a tree with lots of bats hanging on its branches,which Kii argued as dried fruits(On the way back,we confirmed them as bats).Kii was handed over the duty to check the Google map,which her brother doubted she held the other way around😁
After the exam,we three got another 45mins for ourselves.The College was abandoned by everyone else except us,the trees,sky,birds and Sun.We chatted merrily while Kii and myself tried posing for candid pics for Mee,which she finally gave up.We discussed about Noetics from The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.We two urged Kii to follow more people on insta as she complained of seeing the same things over and over again.We sat at the side walk.Lost in our world.We shared our thoughts on existential depression, how blessed we are to be aware,how crazy and lazy we are at homes,how our Moms complaint on our indiscipline, how peaceful it is to be single,wild and free.On the way back,we were happy which Kii’s Pappa mistook that the exam was easy.We were happy for the time,the journey.
I saw a plantlet in the car.It was radiating his joy,as simple as that.I saw him saying prayers under his breathe when his son drove little faster or overtook a bigger vehicle.(btw the drive was really cool😇).I noticed how a father and son were exchanging love and confidence to each other.The way they made comments on the Metro,different cars,the traffic or a funny song playing in the FM,I could see how much they had missed each other and wanted to be together.And Kii too,was her best when with Pappa.I get this because my father also works abroad.I had missed him deeply.Fathers have a certain kind of magic in their presence.A car had accidentally hit on ours,which didn’t trouble,but Kii’s brother was telling, “How come I’m being tested again”.” Maybe it’s teaching you something”,Pappa said and they both laughed.I saw he was happy,his son didn’t lose temper instead handled it smoothly.They were totally enjoying each other’s company.💞
We three were sharing our awkward silence together.I closed my eyes and listened to,”for a thousand years”.Even the sun didn’t want to set.Meanwhile we got concerned about Rahul(Appu)Mee’,s brother who had left from home to pick her but didn’t take his phone.We thought of different ideas,Kii’s Pappa said he could call from someone’s phone,her brother told,we shall call out his name loud enough to register😂.I asked her how about showing his pic and asking people have the seen him.Luckily we found him and bid Mee goodbye.
Reaching Kii’s home I felt so comfortable and familiar. Her Mom sister and a grandma made me feel in bliss💙Carol was always Kii’s protective sister,who didn’t like to leave her side.We talked about our uncertain future,how we shouldn’t let hope slip out of our hearts.We shared our weird thoughts,talked on how the pattern of thoughts affect us,about Joseph Annamkutty Jose’s book Buried thoughts,and the magic of being aware.
Why I didn’t stay overnight was that I knew couldn’t leave next day without tears.I don’t know why I feel so attached to these to ladies Kii n Mee.I missed Kii and her sweet home.Terribly,I still weep inside.Some souls touch you and you feel more alive,more of yourself.I love them.Deep and pure.Some journeys can never be forgotten❤