“Aane wala pal, jaane wala hai. Ho sake to isame jindgi bita do, pal ye jo jane wala hai”

Song glided as smoothly, in my mind, as the dandelion gliding in the meadow, as I got up to welcome my day. It happens with me many a times that my brain floats a song or a thought like the sole  and randomly drifting cloud in the afternoon skies; to start the day. Surprisingly this very song or thought then lingers, making its presence felt throughout the day, playing hide and seek with me.

That day however the song was accompanied by a thought, an amusing one, I must say! What if, it was my last day on Earth? The duo, in the mean time, continued their ambulatory ride in my mind, slowly creeping into my heart.

A bolt of lightening struck me when I wondered for a moment, what if it really was the last day for me? Was the universe trying to send me message and make me aware of the eventuality? I was shocked as I felt the tremors of thought, unsettling my heart. But it couldn’t last long! Coz, I was relieved at the thought that it’s ‘The Last’ day of life! Just like how I used to feel, happy and light, when it used to be the last day of the school, before the Summer Break!

With a renewed vigour and energy, I then decided to give a bear hug to my last day in present Avatar and make the most of every moment. Some hidden aspirations popped up like the bright lilies swinging to the tune of gentle breeze. I then decided to indulge in random acts of kindness this time towards me!

First on my agenda was to go shopping and buy a LBD. I went straight to the mall, had scrumptious breakfast and headed for retail therapy. Surprisingly, it did not come laced with “guilt” which otherwise is a stapled companion of every purchase I make! Soon, I emerged out of the shop in LBD paired with stilettoes! The little girl inside me was by then dancing and making merry.

Any idea if the God’s land has spas and parlours? I was clueless as well as was doubtful as to when I would get the chance of pampering myself with vanity in next birth. This prompted me to knock on the doors of the beauty parlour. Why regret later, was the dominant thought. While coddling myself with pedicure, I booked the tickets for the afternoon show.

It’s the interval time that attracts me more than the movies. The reasons are obvious, tub of pop corn or the tray of nachos with cheesy dip! I did not have to worry about the calories now if I finished entire stuff on my own. Calories are the agents of the guilt trip and that I was not buying tickets for that journey, at all!

I did make fake farting sounds in the theatre while watching the movie to satiate my wanton urge to trick up the unsuspecting audience. Could see some heads turn and expressions like “Awful”, “nasty” from few snobs punctuated the silence. It did make me laugh aloud while the scene in the movie was laden with sadness at that moment!

Outdoors beckoned me as I finished the last nacho and the rolling credits came to an end in the theatre. Royal Enfield was rumbling in my thoughts and inviting me to ride it. Straight to the showroom, I demanded for the test ride of the majestic beast. Leaving the caution to the air, I rode the bike on the high way for few kilomoeters. Adrenalin rush fanned my passion for living the rest of the day to the fullest.

I returned home for a clean up drive. I decided to put my cupboard in order. I definitely was not going to need it from next day. But did not wish to get curses from who so ever cleaned up my stuff, post my absence from the scene.

Come evening, I headed to the play area. Picked up a phony fight with girls and boys playing there, for my turn on the swing and the slide. Watching the bemused strokes on the faces of the little ones, to see me mingle with them  made the day for me! Shed a crocodile tear when a boy accidently stamped on my feet. A stream of “Sorry”, “Sorry aunty”, “Its was an accident”, “Please”, etc laid my melodramatic Avatar to rest. Handed them toffees in the end got hugs in return!

Later at night, as I retired to the bed, content and all set to say Hello to Almighty, another line from the movie Anand echoed in my mind… “Babumoshai, jindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi!”



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26 Comments

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · August 12, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Beautiful starting and finishing with Bollywood songs. i dont think anyone will feel any necessity of spa in heaven as it is a place of eternal peace…as i have heard, activity in cinema hall is interesting, if i ever visit i will try.Bike riding is always amazing and you have presented very nicely in few lines. Shopping and disordered wardrobe…i dont know why but these are very examples about women characteristic.
Enjoyed throughout, very nice post.

    Anagha Yatin · August 12, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks Jyotirmoy.

Bellybytes · August 12, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Interesting- just do it NOW seven if it is not your last day!

    Anagha Yatin · August 12, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    How I wish Sunita. Hope one day soon, I will!

Swagata Tarafdar · August 12, 2018 at 9:59 pm

Loved this write-up. The lyrics in the beginning and the dialogue at the end added to the overall reading experience.

    Anagha Yatin · August 13, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Happy that you liked it Swagata. Thanks for visiting.

Sajid Akhter · August 12, 2018 at 10:23 pm

Hi Anagha,

Beautiful post. Your starting song is such a beautiful rendition of life. Life is to live no matter what. Humans are mortal so one day we will all have to live this earth. However, it is important to live life as it comes and try to make the most of every moment we have.

Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend. 😊

    Anagha Yatin · August 13, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Thank you Sajid for sharing your thought on the topic. I so agree you that life is for learning, growing, enjoying and always moving ahead.
    Thank you for appreciation.

Varsh · August 13, 2018 at 10:50 am

If guilt and procrastination didn’t stop us we’d live each day to the fullest, won’t we? Loved this post, Anagha. Some kindness to ourselves is what we need to do more.

    Anagha Yatin · August 13, 2018 at 11:02 am

    True that Varsh. You said it. Smjhate to hai hum lekin karate kuch nahi…as if we are going to live forever!
    Thanks dear for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

syncwithdeep · August 13, 2018 at 11:35 am

hahhahah.. I loved your sense of humor in the theatre. it was so real.. beautiful day, it is for sure.

    Anagha Yatin · August 13, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Thanks Deepa. Honestly speaking, I have crossed my heart to spend one day just like I had penned and that too soon!

Aditi Kapur · August 13, 2018 at 12:12 pm

Hahaha! Enjoyed reading your post. Beautifully explains some hidden wishes we (you) have stored for the last day!😃 ❤️

    Anagha Yatin · August 13, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Happy that you enjoyed reading them! Thanks Aditi.

Bhavna Saurabh Sharma · August 13, 2018 at 1:46 pm

My first read of the day has to be yours …. just wow

    Anagha Yatin · August 13, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you so much for the love and warmth Bhavna!

Isha · August 13, 2018 at 4:34 pm

So very well articulated! Enjoyed reading it! 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · August 13, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks Isha

Sachin Baikar · August 13, 2018 at 8:08 pm

Nice one 👍 Anagha. Enjoyed reading this post. Liked the inclusion of beautiful song in the beginning of the post and Anand’s dialogue in the end. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · August 13, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks Sachin.

Sonia Chatterjee · August 14, 2018 at 1:09 am

This is how last day should be. Such a positive write up that indeed gives out a strong message.

    Anagha Yatin · August 14, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Thanks Sonia.
    And yes, I really wish to end on note of positivity, to welcome the unknown future with a smile 😊

Hill Station Reader · September 4, 2018 at 2:40 pm

You have very good style of writing down thoughts around surroundings

    Anagha Yatin · September 4, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Thats very kind of you Dixita. Thanks for visiting.

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