Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The window seat and the rain...

It was about 2 years ago. I dont remember now.

I met her on the train.She took the window seat, while I settled down next to her.The rhythm of the moving train coupled with the falling rain outside makes one to easily indulge in nostalgia. For some it could be feelings, for some it could be memories, and for some it could be pain.

The woman next to me was crying silently.What was she crying about, I wondered.Has she lost something...or someone? a romance shattered? or problems at home?I dont know. She wasnt even sobbing, just some silent tears flowing down her cheeks which she wiped away periodically.

Why are you crying woman, I wanted to ask her..Whatever it is, a lost job, a broken affair, obnoxious people, oh just whatever it is, it is just not worth it, I wanted to tell her.Gently remind her that there is so much goodness that life brings with it and whatever it is, it could be just some minor setback

And today, when I was in the train, I remembered this woman and how she silently cried and how I silently chided her, wanting to make her understand.But now,I find myself at the window seat and I know that if I meet her today, I would just rush to her, look into her eyes and tell her
' I know, I understand..completely...'

12 comments:

MSV Muthu said...

Whatever it is, a lost job, a broken affair, obnoxious people, oh just whatever it is, it is just not worth it, there is so much goodness that life brings with it and whatever it is, it could be just some minor setback.

pooja said...

I have had this experience too.Such a touchy post.There need not be any big reason, but somehow the window seat brings immense nostalgia.This post is so close to my heart.

ss said...

@MSV
wat were u trying to comment ? looks like ur comment is incomplete.

@POOJA
i knw,its something..cant really sat wat..may b the window seat which transports u to some world..i get lost in thots every single day.

clueless said...

ennama ithu
ore alugachiya post
but enna sollu nenja thottuta
super post ma

Praveen Daniel said...

Hey ya...Really window seat makes us think of something when we are travellin alone..ive thought abt many happy occasions and sad one too...Hmm silently cryin thaan aentu theriyalai....Ok ok anyway Cheers :)

siddhart said...

wow shuba... it was really awesome.. it has happened many times with me too.. but most often even if u try to convince such ppl, they ll probably yell at you for intruding into their privacy..

But which incident made you sit in the "window seat"..??

Anyway gud wrk..

ss said...

@PRAVEEN
i simply cant say y such a feeling arises, but somehow it all gets way too emotional. Silently crying cos u r in a train and you wudnt want ppl to look at u.

@SIDDHART
incidentny onnum illa..it just happens with me that wen i sit near a window, am soooo immersed in emotions.

Sriram said...

subha amazing post.. cha cha naan ivalo naal miss pannitaenae idhai..
yenna oru writing.. u must seriously take up some writing ma.. book yezhudhaen.. kalakkalaam.. u have got a very nice way of putting things.. simply super..
indha maadhri silent feelings are sumthing to be treasured..
hmmm nostalgic aayiduthu..

ss said...

@SRIRAM
book ellam ennala ezhutha mudiyathu..that needs a lot of effort which am not sure if am capable of it.thank u so much for all ur nice words

ss said...

@CLUELESS
azhuga posta?eppovumey orey mathiri post panna mudiyuma? athaan

Arabinda said...

I really like this post.

ss said...

@ARABINDA
thanks :)