A Phone, A Pal, and A Story – Part 4
There is no better teacher than life and there is no better doctor than time.
I madly tried to contact Anu for 3 more days. After that I have given up and started to hate my luck.
I think I am not just average looking guy… I am far better than many of guys that I see. I felt it’s her bad luck that she has missed a good and decent guy like me!!
When you run behind your shadow, remember that you are moving away from the light. When you start leading your shadow, it’s your journey towards light.
I started my journey towards light by trying to forget the bitter experience. I wanted to teach Anu a lesson which she could never forget. What I didn’t know at that time is I was not moving towards light, the light called Anu was moving towards me :).
It’s the day on which I cursed myself a million times for not being patient… it was Feb 9th 2005.
Our front office executive came to my cubicle and had given an envelope to me.
I thought it was just a promotional mail that my bank used to sendperiodically… but when I saw the envelope, the From address was blank and To address was written by hand.
With a big question mark on face, I put the envelope against some light to see the contents. There was a postcard which was wrapped by some paper in the envelope. I could see some writing on the paper and thought it’s a letter. My colleague Chari came to me and gave a weird look at me.
Then I told him about the Photo incident and this envelope. He asked me to open the envelope and I did so.
I unwrapped the letter from the inlay card. To my surprise, it was not a card… it was a postcard sized photograph. When I turned it over, I could see an angel standing in the middle of a sunflower field.
I screamed “yes… she is Anu” and all my cubicle-mates stared at me with a strange expression on their faces..
Being excited and couldn’t control the excitement, I took the envelope, letter, and that photograph and ran to Fire Exit of our building (Cyber Gateway).
I saw the photograph for almost 20 minutes and then suddenly I recollected about the letter. I unfolded the letter and the forewords were “Do you like my photo? Then enough… now read the message”.
In that letter she explained how she liked my photograph and how decent I look ;). She wrote that her mobile would not be recharged till 09-Feb-2005 because she was going to her native place which is a remote village in agency area. When I checked the date of the letter posted… she posted the letter exactly on the next day of our last conversation and left to her native place. Thanks to Indian Postal Service, because of whom the letter took 10 days to reach Hyderabad from Vizag 🙁
I felt really bad for not being patient and not for having trust in her. I immediately tried to call her… it was connected and Anu came online.
I apologized her for not understanding her situation. And she’s such a kind hearted to understand my fear and feelings. She said even if she was in my position, she would have thought like that.
When I asked about the sudden visit to her native place, she said her grandmother fell ill and they had to go all of a sudden. Also she said her grandma was fine then.
Then I explained how excited I was when I saw her photo and how beautiful she is. I could feel the shyness in her voice hearing my words 🙂
For the valentine’s day, I bought a beautiful gift and sent to her friend’s address as directed by her.
If everything goes smooth in life, people never remember God. Finally God wants to prove his existence.
Suddenly on one day (it was Feb 19th 2005) I got an SMS from Anu saying “YOU CHEAT… DON’T PLAY WITH PEOPLE’S EMOTIONS. I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN IN MY LIFE. GOOD BYE”
I didn’t believe what I was seeing on my mobile… I was not sure whether it was a dream or real thing…