• “The eyes of a non-worthy person are blind by wealth
  • when eyes of a worthy person are filled with darkness
  • and hopelessness 🌿”
  • I looked outside the compartment in despair of one person to accept me as normal when I
  • heard some chattering sounds of two people, among those sounds I heard a magical voice
  • entering my ears blocking all other sounds and taking me in a trance of butterflies 
  • Not long,she came in…I heard her slippers sound and the bangles dangling along with those
  • anklets and the most chiming earrings I could ever hear
  • She came in and by her breathing,I sensed that she might be afraid of my presence all of a
  • sudden. I myself covering my blindness thinking she wouldn’t like me, I heard her sweet
  • voice but couldn’t resist from talking to her
  • So I asked-
  • “excuse me,may I know which stop are you getting down at?”
  • “Iam getting down at saharanpur,why did you ask though?”
  • After hearing the few words and sentences,he got flattered by her angelic voice and wanted to
  • talk more but there was nothing to talk and the scene was getting ackward
  • She distracted the ackwardness by asking me:
  • “arent you looking outside the window?…the view is beautiful,I miss those views after Many
  • years of working hard”
  • Out of curiosity,I asked her a little more obvious about her life
  • “were you an 24\7 shift employee by any chance?”
  • I didn’t joke though she still laughed and her laugh was like the Temple bells chimes when
  • everything is calm and it’s the only voice ringing in your head
  • She startled me trying to get me out of my imagination by touching my shoulders..Her soft
  • hands felt slow and so gentle like spreading melted butter on bread
  • Although I wouldn’t relate me and her to bread and butter ofc haha
  • I got back to my senses and she answered my question:
  • “sorry to startle you like that,iam actually a student and part time worker so I have no breaks in between which makes this trip new and energetic to me”
  • “wow,you are indeed a hardworking lady. Can I know this beautiful ladies name if she is
  • okay with it?”
  • She blushed a bit and answered in a slight laugh without feeling nervous that he was a
  • stranger
  • “swathi,what is your name?”
  • “You have Saraswati Devi in your name too, you are indeed gifted…my name is sahil”
  • “thankyou,even my surname is Devi and what’s yours?”
  • “Dev”
  • They both were startled at the significance and similarities about them…after an hour of
  • conversation about parents troubles and their fear for her , she said goodbye before getting
  • down at her stop
  • “it was really nice talking to you,and I wanted to tell something before going”
  • “sure,what is it?”
  • “you have perfect eyes,don’t just hide them…let them free and love the gift god gave people
  • like us rather than feeling ashamed of it 🙂
  • “wait,are you also …hey”
  • Before he could find her,she left and put a note written in Braille for him which a stranger
  • who saw her going gave him
  • “hi,can you please tell me how she looked…did she have beautiful eyes and did she have
  • short or long braided hair??”
  • “She was indeed beautiful and such angelic eyes with long braided hair but sad that god
  • didn’t give her light to see outside world….she left you a note, is it yours?”
  • “Yes,thankyou”  
  • The note:-
  • “Hey,sorry if I left without saying proper goodbye
  • This is my number and whenever you feel lonely or insecure about your
  • sight ,iam here and not just for that. We can meet often and make our
  • dark world bright together if you want to
  • Never feel disappointed with your disability, take it as a blessing and
  • let’s face it and live in it together
  • Iam waiting near the water stall in front of you,come down before the
  • train starts or you will miss this one chance we have”
  • I ran all compartments with all my luggage stumbling others and searched for her
  • perfume…then i got a fragnance of her perfume and hugged her tight and started crying
  • “hey,calm down iam here”
  • “I used to hide myself but you are the only one who said this and were you serious about that
  • note?”
  • “if not,why would my shadow wait for the scorching sun?”
  • I laughed and held her tight …we boarded the train to mussoorie and she called her abusive
  • aunt saying:
  • “You got rid of an insect,never call me again and iam informing my parents.donot bother or
  • waste your time ringing them”
  • We both sat near the window seat and imagined the view together and I laughed at her
  • confusing phrases and jokes. And so we met and maybe she was my messenger and iam hers
  • in this horrible world where humanity is less and money or property is more important
  • I know going on first meet itself to live a life with her is odd but atleast safer than this selfish
  • world who doesn’t seek a person’s emotions or pain
  • Happily ever after,we live in our bright world which is blindly dark to elements with perfect
  • eyes!

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