Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Serendipity - Over Cookies and Coffee (Part 4)

The cosmos had always brought them to each other’s doorsteps to confide, to console and to comfort. It was very special to be entwined in cords and knots that couldn’t be wrecked for worldly reasons. Their bond was never demanding and they quite understood their priorities since their vacuums had been very meticulously filled. Nobody else would have done it better than them in unison. The time and rhythm did play late but it always remembered to play at the right time. Wasn’t that divine?

So, it came the day when they wheeled to meet at this exotic, almost unheard of an island, hemmed in still blue waters, gated with hills and lush green trees. The pandemic had kept them away and they had not seen faces since the time they don’t even remember. Containing their excitement as well as anxiety was beyond their stimuli. Well they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder… is that true?


It was a rainy day, which brought them flashbacks of their intimacy and tenderness. This was happening for real. They were going to spend two days together, something they never saw coming. It was like a dream come true or were they dreaming? Thanks to the pandemic coverings, just their eyes filled with delight finally met. What a eureka moment it was!! The pretty little cottage was waiting for their arrival. It was situated very close to the ocean. They could hear the soft gushing waves, the gentle breeze and the fresh smell of the sand. After removing the masks and locking their hands, they headed towards their fairy-tale abode.

Some combinations of people and places are magical, they might not happen ever again but we still are so grateful to be a part of this pixie dust. They both had a perennial smile glued on their faces, which didn’t even get tired wearing off.


After a quick change and satisfying their hunger pangs, went on a boat ride… nothing to tick from their bucket list because they just did what life gave them which was actually the bucket list they never had. As long as they could hear each other laugh, cry, smile, frown and sulk, it was all that mattered. Of course, it does look like people who have eloped from a Hallmark movie but it was true... Love has no reasons. Aby and Rob had found their existence, met finally to detoxify themselves, drink endless cups of coffee together, eat each other’s cookies and delectable cuisine, roam around in their nightwear without keeping track of time and do some crazy adventures in the capacity of their age.


They met ‘serendipity’, I absolutely fancy the meaning of this word…'It's the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or a beneficial way.I completely feel that the moment you let go, and you are receptive to the universe, the stars shine and smile down on. 

Hit the below links to enjoy the previous parts - 

Sunday, 4 October 2020

More than Cookies and Coffee! - Part 3

She never enjoyed visiting the markets or conflicting with the vendors. Firstly because she never trailed the price drill, secondly because she never understood the vendor slang and lastly because she didn't know the tricks of trade and ended up buying the most useless things. 

Friday, 26 June 2020

In Pursuit of Happiness

This is what Mark Twain said, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up”. 

Who does not want to be happy in this world healing from so many catastrophes? 

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Let Us is trending!

As a little boy, I was always showered with gifts like toy cars, bikes and guns. Meanwhile my sister happily played with her little kitchen set, crushing Marie biscuits, pretending to mother her dolls, bathe them, make little frocks out of leftover rags, basically and ethically, knowingly and unknowingly, had started preparing herself at a very early age.

Thursday, 28 May 2020

It’s not Fair!

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” and for me beauty has always been inside-out because not everything is here to stay.     

I wouldn't call it love at first sight, but even in her demure self she was attractive. She had a sense of gentleness in her words, her smile was always welcoming, her bright-brown eyes were an ocean of emotions and never-ever she sulked, come what the questions put forth. Oh, how I adored her graceful walk! Her dainty, slim structure swayed so elegantly at every step, she took. Her wavy hair followed the rhythm of the wind and her million-dollar smile took my greys away.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Airy Tales

Childhood travel memories were mostly on the rails and journey down south was a 3-day transit through a million stations. The quick-temporary friendships, at times meeting your own classmates and if your stars are shining really bright then definitely, teachers whom you never want to see again 😁😁. Also sometimes strange people, with stranger tiffin boxes and with the strangest stories to tell.

How could I not mention those pantry ‘chettans’ for all the delicious pazhampuris (banana fritters), parippu vadas (lentil fries), hot upma, tomato soups…lip smacking oily snacks which never added calories… and every journey turned worthwhile!  

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

So long, Coron-tine!

A little over a week of quarantine, without anybody flooding your place but a downpour of memories, turns on each of your day and stimulates most of your senses. 

The reminiscing of all the places you have been, all the moments captured (even if it means crying homesick), all the culture battles fought, all the friends made (and who stayed),  all the new-broken languages learnt, all the scrumptious cuisines savoured, all the appreciation-criticism garnered and all in all, for the hope of a better life, to be lived.

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