Thursday, 28 July 2016

The Travellers

She was tired. No matter how hard she tried, he was everywhere. From the corner of signs, she could see him. Even though they kept telling her what to do next, she kept seeing him and nothing else. In the end, they just gave up. She wished they hadn’t. It was not like she was purposely ignoring their precious advice. They just did not get it.

He was her road. No matter where she was, and no matter where she wished to reach, he was the journey she would have to make in order to reach her destination. They kept telling her that many times the journey is the destination. So, did that make him her destination?

Sometimes, she tried changing her direction on the same path. She’d long realized that the path is not always a straight road, and, at times, it is easier to keep walking on the same path, exploring the different directions. But why was it that in each direction she only met him? Did he already know she was arriving? At some level, did he also believe that she was his path?

Once or twice, she stopped to wonder. Did he read her world in the same way as she read his? As he became a page-turner in her world, had she also become a bookmark in his? He still dwelled in her world, but was she also beginning to enter into the spaces between his stars? He read through the stories of light, and she read through those cracks, through which that light entered and shone.

Were they both travellers meant to keep stopping by in each other’s life? If that was indeed the case, did she have the courage or the will to wish herself and him a “Happy Journey” and meet one more time?

“On the map, it appears that I am going home. But the truth is that I’m only getting more and more lost,” he sighed.

“On the map, it seems that I’m already home. But the truth is that I’m lost with him on his road,” she realized.

12 comments:

  1. Sometimes it happens that the destination is never arrived at! Nice writing, Divya!

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  2. You have churned out of thin air as if a gripping story on road making me also wonder whether you are telling somethig else obliquely.
    It is sgain well narrated.

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    1. Thank You!
      Things aren't always the way they seem :-) Yes, it is about two travellers on the road, but it could be about something totally different if you want it to be!

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  3. Some food for thought here. Perhaps, this is called destiny! Also, there are different perspectives to the same situation. It matters where you are and how you look at it.
    Nicely written, Divya!

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    1. There is no "one" reality. Everyone's reality is different. There are multiple truths. Only if we all remembered that always :-)

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  4. Divya, you write thought provoking words.. I have a person within my life that has been in and out of my life for close to 40 years... I think one we will get to where should... have a wonderful upcoming weekend ♡♡

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    1. Thank you Launna for your kind wishes. We all seem to have that one person who keeps leaving and slipping right back in! Eventually, we will reach where we're meant to!

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