My Dad had just received his order from India Plaza and was rejoicing over the latest edition from Deepak Chopra.
SynchroDestiny. I read the Summary at the PaperBack and shrugged. Books? Not my cup of tea.
He took it along to our Kerala Trip. He was with it while he slept. He was reading it when we were watching TV.
"Whats it about Dad?"
He smiled. He LOVES being asked questions. He's so knowledgable. Not only does he love talking about various topics. He loves building a complete story, scene and climax around it. As he got into the concept of the book, I laid down next to him on the bed. Yeah, he likes it slow-paced and descriptive.
Basically, the book talks about all those nice lil' things that happen around us. The Magical things. Which...supposedly, we busy people, don't notice!O.K. ... was it going to be this 'usual', take a break-relax-smell-the-roses concept beaten to death(TOO CLICHE'd).. or so I thought.
But, Mr. Chopra speaks about those miracles which happen everyday and go unnoticed. We end up living all our lives and sometimes fail to appreciate even a single one of these. I smiled as Dad finished and carried on with my activities.
I was in the bus to my office when I saw a lady carry her miniature-thing-of-a-child across the road. I suddenly remembered my colleague who'd been on maternity leave for five months now. Her baby would almost be this size now, I thought and smiled. I should call her sometime. Its been ages since we caught up.
It was before I sat down at my desk that I saw her name flash on my cellphone screen as it rang.
I was gaping at it thinking OMG...Did I message her?Or, is she back in office?? I received the call striking an ear-to-ear smile in disbelief.
"How come you called??All well??CAN YOU BELIEVE it I was JUST THINKING ABOUT YOU!"
To her, it may have sounded like a "usual" greeting...you know! how people saying.. ohhh.. i was just gonna call you.. or , Ohh.. I was juuuust message. Although, in my head it was clearly a different picture.
She had called to invite me to her baby's naming ceremony. :)
After some loose talk, I hung up. Called up Dad. And I think its anyone's guess what I had to tell.