“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!”